There are a lot of resources on the internet about how to
make dovetail joints. Below are a couple I found useful when starting of.
- Hand Cut Dovetails: I’m pretty fond of this dovetail walk through
since it has a list of tools, and a pretty detailed description of what to do
and not do.
- How to Dovetail: Pretty good about explaining all of the
different terminology: half pin, pin board, tail board etc.
- How to make a Dovetail – The Three Joints – with Paul
Sellers: Great video walking you through all the basic steps.
I recommend reading and watching these and many more. Although the basic steps are all the same each tutorial will have little pieces of advice that are very useful. (This was particularly true for me when I started working on my own joints.)
And sadly, the picture above is not my work. Hopefully one day my joints will look like that.