Hand Tools

Subject:
It depends
Response To:
Gluing up drawers ()

Brian Holcombe
On many factors, the deeper the joint the more work it will be. I cut very tight through dovetails for a bench earlier in the year, they took almost the entire open time of the glue to get them together. It was a careful process of applying pressure with a pair of bessey clamps and tapping them with hammer/wood sacrifice.

Other dovetails, like those for art frames or drawers go together with a few taps.

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