Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: South Eastern Arizona
Poplar is a great choice. Thickness is personal preference, but starting out IMO 3/4" is a good place to start. Re tails or pins first, there are many opinions, but another good starting point would be tails first, then mark the mating board for the pins. Remember to do your tail board layout to have half pins on both sides of the pin board, ( don't ask me how I know this...) . As many have said here, there are many examples of the process out on the net. Good luck, and I look forward to seeing your efforts!
A REALLY good woodworker knows how to hide his/her mistakes.....
Last edited by GerryR; 02-14-2013 at 03:50 PM.