Dovetails on a 45º angle?
I'm relatively new to woodworking, and I've looked for a reference to what I'm attempting do do all over, but I can't find anything close to what I'm talking about.
I want to make a shelf where the bottom is joined to the back with support braces mitered at 45º using through dovetails. Is this possible? Or is the reason I can't find anything like it because it's a bad idea, and wont hold?
I keep finding mitered "half blind, or full blind" dovetails, but nothing like I'm looking to do. I'm assuming that the dovetails on the mitered support beam would have to be cut by hand, but the "section they fit into" on the bottom and back of the shelf would be normal.
Anyone have any pictures of this in action?
Does anyone even understand what I'm attempting to describe? I'm not sure I did a very good job.