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also depends on the species of wood
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How much time saved? ()

Adam of Oakland
fitment of the joint is much easier in soft pine versus something very hard...

for me, i am just fine with oversawn. if i'm doing a run of DT joints in wood milled from the same larger stick of timber, i feel like i can get into a rhythm, and get pretty close without oversawing much after i've done a few. think about a chest of drawers where you're doing 8-12 boxes each with at least 2 sets of dovetails. lots of practice!

here's another fact though: if there's evidence that the joint was oversawn, i get warm fuzzies knowing that the joint wasnt chewed out by a screaming router bit. not that there's anything wrong with routers!!!

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