Dovetail Joint

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Used in precision woodworking, a dovetail joint is hard to pull apart. It is commonly found in boxes and drawers. A series of pins extending from the end of one board interlock with tails cut into the mating board. The pins and tails have trapezoidal shapes. A glued wooden dovetail joint requires no additional mechanical fasteners.

Contributed by: S. M. Blinder (February 2019)
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[1] Wikipedia. "Dovetail Joint." (Feb 25, 2019)


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