Chest of Drawer Series
From what I have seen online there is not much on repair or tightening up hand cut dovetails. We are all human and working with wood no dovetail is perfect. I cut mine with a bit of overhang to help make up this difference.
These boards I am working with are very old and have been in my shop well over a year. But even in the 2 weeks I was doing the joinery on the carcass the temps and humidity have been all over the place. That caused my panels to move. So the joints were not all that “tight”.
So I want to show a few of my methods for getting that tight fit look.
What methods do you use?
In the video you will see the carcass glue up then dovetail repair.
Yes Randy I used a sander and a light-bulb.
The joint you pointed out last time was the first and hardest to repair. Next time I will do the joinery on the bottom first then do the show sides.
Drawers are next.