Walnut Sideboard – Cutting Dovetails
Before marking and cutting the through dovetails I prepped the inside surfaces of my drawer fronts, sides and backs. I then marked and numbered them clearly and laid out all the marking and cutting tools needed for the job.
Due to the layout of the tails and the fine gap between them, it was necessary to shape a chisel on the grinder, so as to pare between them.
After cutting the tails and shoulders with a dovetail saw, I drilled clearance holes to help with removing the waste.
I ran a groove in the fronts and sides of the drawers for the bottoms to be fitted later.
After a little clean up, all the dovetails are complete and laid out ready for gluing up.