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Dovetail Angles are Style, Not Substance

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For dovetails, I use what I call a redneck slope - 1:4 or 14. I like this slope because I've seen it on a lot of vernacular pieces I've studied. It says: Dovetail y'all! And not: Ill-defined box joint. But that's just what my eye sees. Truth is, dovetail slopes are more about fashion than their mechanical properties. When I started woodworking, my head was injected with a lot of […]The post Dovetail Angles are Style, Not Substance appeared first on Popular Woodworking Magazine.

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