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This simple-looking project relies on one joint type only, the sliding dovetail. It’s a simple training project that takes you from the rough, band-sawn stock to creating the opening recesses with dovetailed walls accurately and consistent with one another. Laying out for this half of the joint can take different paths ranging from using calipers and careful measuring to simply working only by eye, with no measuring at all. We will follow a path Paul uses regularly that gives excellent results, as laying out is critical to joints that fit. Even so, elements to this joint still rely on developing your intuitive side to get the tightness we want in marrying the dovetail to the recess. It’s interesting and fun to begin, and combining it with the router in the way Paul does guarantees the eventual seating of the dovetailed part to the housing with exactness.