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How to Make Dovetail Joints

These step-by-step instructions explain how to make dovetail joints for a project by using various templates and a dovetail jig.

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  1. 1. Woodworking (20:00)

    Chris Grundy discovers cool woodworking tools and a fast-carving chisel.

  2. 2. Leigh Dovetail Jig (01:11)

    Leigh Super Jigs offer extraordinary jointmaking capability.

  3. 3. How to Make Decorative Dovetail Joints

    Like lap joining, dovetail joining holds two pieces of wood together to act as one piece. Use these step-by-step instructions to learn ...

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  4. 4. Dovetail Techniques

    A special dovetail machine can guide a router to make perfect dovetail cuts in wood. Here's how to use a dovetail machine to create a d...

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  5. 5. Hoffmann Dovetail Router (01:32)

    This router is equipped with a high-speed motor and a 45-degree fenceplate.

  6. 6. Porter Cable Omnijig (03:19)

    This jig makes custom dovetail joinery easy for any woodworker.

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