Your Joinery’s Hanging Out

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It’s show #475 For June 24th, 2020, and today we are talking Dovetail joinery

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You know this thing is good just by reading the reviews like this one by Red S. Who says, “Works as advertised.” And Ken H who says, “Rockler’s Dovetail Jig”.

Dovetail Joinery

Let’s talk about how we cut dovetails and tell the stories of our first dovetails.Then some discussion about variations on dovetail joinery like half blinds, sliding dovetails, miter dovetails, and full blind dovetails. Plus when to use them and how they compare strengthwise with other joints like box joints. Special thanks for the dovetail related questions from Brodie and Brandon

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Finally you can find us individually on Instagram at mattcremona, woodwhisperer, and renaissancewoodworker

Social Media Homework

Show us where you dovetail jig is currently. Don’t clean off the dust or dig it out, just take a picture wherever it is now. Use the hashtag: #woodtalk475.

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