The sliding tapered dovetail is a very strong joint that is commonly used in drawer dividers, joining a table top to the legs and more. In this video Frank takes the mystery out of this seemingly complex joint. Using a few common woodworking hand tools and a slight variation on the techniques used for cutting tenons and dados, anyone can make this useful joint. Practice it with this simple exercise and then try incorporating it in your next project.

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The sliding tapered dovetail is a very strong joint that is commonly used in drawer dividers, joining a table top to the legs and more. In this video Frank takes the mystery out of this seemingly complex joint. Using a few common woodworking hand tools and a slight variation on the techniques used for cutting tenons and dados, anyone can make this useful joint. Practice it with this simple exercise and then try incorporating it in your next project.

Jay E O. Hitchcock, TX
Great video Frank! Was that a low angle jack plane you was using to square the end of the board?
February 25, 2015 11:04