My dovetails don’t look as good as Paul’s! I was wondering about fixing the pins. Since I cut the tails first, its ok if a stray from the rake/lines since I will match the pin to it. Sometimes when sawing the pins I stray from the line. If this happens, it is on the waste side. Should I then just pare to the line?
Absolutely. As long as you’re on the waste side, you’re fine. Just take a sharp chisel and pare to the line. Keep test fitting until you get a good tight fit but be careful to not try to persuade the wood too much or you can split your tail or pin board.
Thanks.Sadly I know about splitting the wood, because too tight of a fit. Not sure why it took so long for me to realize i should just pare the pins. Once I started trying to be very precise and methodical the lightbulb went off! Thanks