How to Dovetail a House Log?

Answer Dovetail joints are one of the most common ways to join the logs at the corners of a traditional log house. The slanted surfaces shed water to the outside and lock the logs together so they're less... Read More »

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How to Lay Out Dovetail in Wood?

Laying out dovetails is the point at which you avoid trouble for yourself in the future. By being very accurate and careful with your layout, you increase the odds that you will be able to cut and ... Read More »

Log Dovetail Tools?

There are several ways to construct the joints at the corners of a log cabin, but dovetail joints are one of the most commonly used joining techniques used by expert home builders and amateur carpe... Read More »

How to Use a Sears Dovetail Jig?

A Sears dovetail jig is a reversible template that sits atop a base with a pair of clamping systems that hold the wood to receive the dovetail joints. The pins and tails of the dovetail joint are c... Read More »

How to Setup & Use a Dovetail Jig?

A dovetail jig is a template that is used with a woodworking router to cut precise pins and tails of a dovetail joint. While there are a number of styles of dovetail jigs, set-up and use is similar... Read More »