Router Skills Of The Many Styles Of Dovetail Joints None Are As Useful Or Strong As The Sliding Dovetail
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Sliding Dovetails Photos by Rob Brown When building this simple shelf for my new-born daughter Annabelle's bedroom, I wasn't aiming for high style, but just because the design isn't strong, this doesn't mean that the shelf shouldn't be.
The sliding dovetail joint has a number of advantages: it's mechanically strong, provides a decent amount of glue surface, is reasonably easy to machine and is attractive when assembled.You don't need a whole lot of fancy tools to create it, just a router, router table and a dovetail bit.
However, in spite of all the benefits, woodworkers tend to shy away from the sliding dovetail because of the perception that it's a difficult joint to machine.This is a shame.With a couple of simple steps and a measure of patience when it comes to fine tuning the thickness of the tenon, it's probably the easiest of the dovetail joints to machine.
Keep that thought in mind: patience.That's the key to the whole process.When machining this joint, it's a good idea to make a few extra pieces.They can be used to assist with setup, as well as acting as backups if your patience leaves you suddenly and you machine the tenon too...