Dovetail joints are a recognized mark of craftsmanship. We'll show you the fundamentals of making dovetails using a variety of methods including hand tools and dovetail jigs.
Cutting dovetails the old-fashioned way is more than a link to the past.
By using a basic dovetail jig on a router table—rather than with a handheld router—you can turn out four perfect-fitting joints in about 12 minutes.
WOOD magazine's Craig Ruegsegger demonstrates how to make a regular dovetail jig work on panels wider than the jig's capacity.
Dovetail jigs make cutting perfect dovetail joints a snap.