Dovetailed Partition

A dovetailed partition is easier to install than a tenoned partition because it can be slipped into place after the dividers have been assembled.

A partial, or stopped, dovetail doesn't compromise the strength of the divider.

tail, as it is in my table, or a half-dovetail. In either case, leave as much space as possible between the inner dovetail and the end of the doublet; If the housing for the dovetail is close to the end of the doublet; the little short-grained piece that remains can easily crack off.

Joining the lower divider to the lower doublet- is a little trickier. The lower divider, you remember, is double-tenoned into the leg, so you don't want to dovetail it to the lower doublet" because then assembly would be difficult. Instead, join the lower divider to the lower doublet- with a horizontal tenon, cut to the same length as the twin tenons. This inner tenon must be as thick as possible for strength, with little or no shoulder on top, so there is enough

A partial, or stopped, dovetail doesn't compromise the strength of the divider.

A shallow dado keeps the partition from twisting and allows you to slide it in temporarily before assembly to scribe the dovetails onto the dividers.

A shallow dado keeps the partition from twisting and allows you to slide it in temporarily before assembly to scribe the dovetails onto the dividers.

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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