Thanks Robin for the Sketchup design. That is very helpful. WUDWORX has an extension for dovetails for Sketchup that works quite nicely. Just GOOGLE Wudorx and that will take you right to the download site.
Jeff (ex aviator in Memphis, Tn)
Retired airPLANE driver. Learning a new lifestyle in woodworking is fantastic!
I think it also depends on what wood you are using and whether you plan to paint the chest. From all the photos I’ve seen, and looking at Paul’s chests in the workshop in NY, the student boxes, and all the painted pine boxes have the tails on the sides. Any of the hardwood versions where you can see the wood grain have the tails on the front (& back)