Reply To: Purpose of pencil line when cutting dovetails

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donhatch
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Thanks for the replies. Sometimes when I’m cutting dovetails I get ahead of myself and put the knife wall in instead of the pencil line. Then I cut the dovetail angles. Then I go to flush the side piece and add the knife wall only to realize I already did it. It seems to me that this wouldn’t compromise the fitting of the joint.