Dovetails are driving me NUTS!
I'm getting close on my project. One more leg to laminate and bend. Box is done and I've just got to build the drawer. I've got all the pieces cut, but I'm still trying to get the dovetail jig adjusted to cut the half-blind dovetails for the drawer. I got the left side set up and in pretty good shape, then I went to the right side. Had a heck of a time with that but got it pretty good and I decided to do one more test cut on the left side to be sure. It's not fitting right again! AAARRRGGGHHH!!!
It's late and I've been in the shop too long, I'm hanging it up for the night. Hopefully a decent night's sleep and things will go well tomorrow. Once the jig is set up, the hard part is done and it will be a simple matter to build the drawer.
I borrowed a Rockler Dovetail jig from my neighbor and it seems to be a pretty nice piece of equipment, but this is my first time ever trying to cut a dovetail so I guess I've got to work my way through the learning curve. I'll report once I've figured it out.
"The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten"