Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
Question on fitting Half-blind Dovetails *PIC*

Don Goodwin
Looking for advice on what, if anything, I can do to fix the gaps? Will "shortening" the tails on the right side (top of the image) tend to close the gap between the two boards? This is the top to the side upright joint of a 6'-4" clothes rack, so it won't really be visible, but I will know it's there. Obviously, I need more practice on hand cut dovetails.

Note: I could not get the image to rotate. This photo is 90 degrees off. The top of the image is the right (or back) of my workbench, the thick board on the right side of the image is my benchtop.

Thanks in advance,
Don

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