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What is a through dovetail joint?
Last Updated: 4th April, 2020
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Similarly one may ask, what is a dovetail wood joint?
A dovetail joint is a joinery technique used in woodworking, traditionally used to joint wooden furniture. A dovetail joint has a series of pins and tails in a trapezoidal shape and once glued a dovetail joint has no need for mechanical fasteners.
Subsequently, question is, what does it mean for something to dovetail? dovetail with (something) Literally, to fit together with another piece through the use of a dovetail joint. A: "I think that part of the table is supposed to dovetail with this one." B: "No, it doesn't fit." 2. To go along nicely with something.
Consequently, what angle is a dovetail joint?
Lower (7° to 9°) angles are often advised for joining hardwoods, while higher angles (10° to 14°) are recommended for softwoods and even higher angles (14° to 18°) for half-blind dovetails.
What are the disadvantages of a dovetail joint?
The disadvantages of dovetail joints are that they can be fairly difficult to mark out and cut, and if they are made badly these joints lose the advantages listed above.
Dovetail Joints: Different Types and Their Uses
- Through dovetail.
- Half-blind dovetail.
- Secret mitered dovetail.
- Sliding dovetail.
- Full-blind dovetail.