I got a piece of pine, straightened and squared an edge, cut the board in two and squared the ends that would be dovetailed together.
|Two pieces ready to be dovetailed together|
|Getting an accurate baseline for the tail board|
|1/32" rabbet on inside surface of tail board|
|Dovetails marked and ready for cutting. Backer board is used to extend the lines for straighter cuts.|
|Tail board getting ready|
|Ready to mark tails outlines on pin board|
|Tail board resting on pin board|
After cutting the pins I ended up with a pretty nice joint.
|A nice joint - if you ignore the errant baseline coping saw cut under the right tail|
and the ugly pencil mark to the right of that
|Inside corner of the above dovetailed joint|
I'm not sure why, but The Schwarz did not mention this method when cutting the long row of dovetails on the carcase of the chest of drawers. Maybe there is a flaw in the method when used on that many dovetails.