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The dovetail—the cabinetmaker's joint for making boxes, cabinets, chests, bureaus, and drawers—is the subject of this crafter's companion. A hallmark of fine furniture, this reference lays out, in a straightforward and accessible manner, the efficient and effective methods for cutting full, half-blind, and through dovetails by using hand tools. Upon mastering the basics and gaining an understanding of how this workhorse joint performs, this study introduces the many popular router-drive jigs available on the market today, including the Leigh, Kellar, Omni, WoodRat, Incra, Akita, Sears, and Powermatic jigs. With step-by-step photographs and clear instructions to master the secrets to making a dovetail, this manual is an ideal handbook for anyone wanting to master the secrets to making a dovetail.

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