Through dovetails

These show as end-grain wedge-shaped pins on one surface and square or oblong end-grain tails on the other (154:1). The true shape of both tail and pin resemble a dove's tail (after which they are named), and in through dovetailing by hand it is usual to make the tails at their widest part about twice that of the pins, but for extra strong work they can be equal and are colloquially known as 'cistern dovetails'. There are, therefore, no hard and fast rules regarding their width, and as with all other types a compromise is usually effected between strength and appearance.

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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