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    Everyone loves the handsome, distinguished look of dovetails, and on top of that they are an extremely strong, durable joint. Half blind dovetails are commonly used in drawer construction, and when overlay doors are desired, a rabbeted half blind joint is used. Using a dovetail jig and router is definitely the way to go when…

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  • Porter Cable 4212 Dovetail Jig: Half Blind Test Cuts

    Using the Porter Cable 4212 dovetail jig George Vondriska demonstrates the guess-and-check process for gauging the depth of cut for your half blind dovetails. As a rule of thumb, George likes to remember too tight: too deep, too loose: too shallow. He teaches you how to adjust your depth of cut appropriately once you’ve made…

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  • Porter Cable Dovetail Jig: Set Up for Half Blinds

    George Vondriska teaches you how to properly set two boards into a Porter Cable dovetail jig in preparation for creating a half blind dovetail joint. He talks about writing coordinating letters on the boards and orienting them correctly into the machine, as well as adjusting the side fence and comb to make the faces of…

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