I recently saw a dovetail type joint which appears to incorporate a dowel. What kind of joint is this and how is it made?
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I'm not sure what these joints are called, but I've also been intriqued by them. I suspect that "back in the day" when they were made it involved hand tools and careful fitting.
Today I think you could do this work using a forstner bit to create the half round recess in the drawer front, and a scroll saw or coping saw to create the half rounds in the drawer side. Forstner bits provide the benefit of being able to drill overlapping holes. You'll need to find a creative way to jig the pieces and your drill to bore the holes. I'd do that part first.
Then you'll need to transfer the half round shape to the drawer side for the scroll saw work. After the joint is assembled you can bore for the pins, probably 1/4" dowels.
Let us know how it works for you.
fascinating. The curve parts of the joint are clearly seen on the sides, but it also appears to be curved at the top as if the top corner part of the joint is spherical in shape. Is that true or am I seeing that incorrectly?
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