A dovetail joint or simply dovetail is a joinery technique most commonly used in woodworking joinery (carpentry) including furniture, cabinets. Noted for its resistance to being pulled apart (tensile strength), the dovetail joint is commonly used to join the sides of a drawer to the front. Rapporter et annet bilde Rapporter det støtende bildet.
There are two parts to a dovetail joint , pins and tails. The tails look like the tail of a dove (hence the name), and the pins are on the opposite board and fit in between the tails to create a joint that is impossible to pull apart in at least one direction.
Add some glue, clamp the joint together well, and it will be impossible to pull . It takes a master woodworker to teach the basics. For his latest obsession with the Napoleonic era, Adam is teaching himself how to make dovetail joints to. For centuries, the hand-cut dovetail joint has stood as a testament to the quality of the case, box, or drawer that beheld it. These days, thanks to routers and dovetail bits, even a beginning woodworker can incorporate this joint to enhance the simplest projects. Simple dovetail jigs, such as the one here, help you make tight-fitting half-blind dovetails quickly and easily.