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    I’m humming along on the jointers tool chest, feeling better than ever about my growing dovetail skills……..and then……….. on the LAST corner on the LAST trim piece, I cut off my tails.
    It should have been obvious for multiple reasons, but it wasn’t. And to make matters worse, I don’t have any more pine on hand and will be heading out to the store to buy another piece.

    I know this is a common mistake, so I’m coming here to whine to sympathetic friends.

    I’m posting pics of both the good and the bad. Now off to Lowes for more pine.

    i'd prefer to make it myself

    Greg Merritt

    Don’t feel too bad. Your not the first of us to make the trip of shame for more lumber. ๐Ÿ™‚

    On the bright side, your the dovetails look great!


    George Fulford

    I just made the same mistake on a piece of base moulding. It’s amazing how easy it is to do sometimes ๐Ÿ™‚ And I agree with Greg, your dovetails look nice ๐Ÿ™‚


    I hate the feelings that well up when you slowly realize what you just did, the impact on your time and cost of materials….. (Sigh……) at least you are getting right back to task so good on you!

    Ontario, Canada

    Derek Long

    Haha, yeah we’ve all been there. The “good” looks great. Nice tight joints.

    Derek Long
    Denver, Colorado

    Jim Braun

    I did the same on my first shaker candle box, I ended up reconfiguring it to make a sliding top dovetail box.

    Monmouth County, New Jersey

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