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  • Q: What ways are commonly used to make through dovetail joints?

    I have been reading Fine Woodworking off-and-on for a number of years, and this year subscribed. I recently bought a house with garage and was able to purchase a number of used King machines ( table saw, 6" jointer, 15" planer, 14" bandsaw, and drill press) , and have built a few projects using simple joints, but I am frightened at the prospect of tackling dovetail joints. What is the safest (mosts accurate) way to make through dovetails using the machines I presently own, wasting the least wood? I would love to start building I projects that I can be truly proud of. Thank you. I am afraid that I don't have the time to practice hand-cut dovetails.

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