I’m about to start making a little box to store my plough plane & all the bits that belong to it. Sides will be dovetailed (if only for the practise!) and i plan to add a groove at the top to take a sliding plywood lid.
As I’m laying out for the dovetails it occurs to me that if I position the groove within a ‘tail’ then the groove will show at the back assuming the tails are on the sides of the box. On the other hand if the groove runs between the tails then the end of the groove will show at either side on the pins.
I know I could avoid that if I made half-blind dovetails but the stock I’m using isn’t thick enough to do that so my question is whether there’s another way to avoid the gaps showing?