VIDEO: Half-Blind Dovetail Assembly

VIDEO: Half-Blind Dovetail Assembly

In this episode of Hand Cutting Dovetails series, Ernie continues his lesson about how to make drawers using half-blind dovetails. You’ll learn how to glue together the drawer parts. Ernie prefers to apply hide glue to the pins and sockets to act as a lubricant when fitting the drawer parts and to secure the drawer parts.

The dovetail may be the most iconic joint in woodworking. It is the perfect marriage of form and function – both strong and attractive. In this series, Ernie Conover clearly demonstrates how to lay out, cut, and assemble the most popular types of dovetail joints.

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