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post #21 of 21 Old 12-17-2017, 11:12 AM
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Do 'em by hand. Once you master the technique (and it's not hard) you'll toss out all those clumsy jigs.

I suggest you start with this video:
Practice on a couple of scraps and soon you'll be a Dovetail Master. You can then extend these techniques to half-blind and other custom dovetails. I've done quite a few drawers this way and now I can complete a whole drawer in about an hour. That's cutting the boards to width & length, and four dovetail joints by hand!
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