After assembling a dovetail joint and allowing the glue to cure, the next step will be to trim the pins and tails so that they are flush with the sides of the box. There are many ways to accomplish this task. Some woodworkers tackle this with a belt sander or random orbital sander, which can work, but has the potential to round over the corner giving the box an undesirable softened appearance. George has demonstrated how to trim dovetails using a block plane as well, which is a great option...
Do you find yourself reaching for an extension cord every time you want to use a power tool at your workbench? And, when you’re done, coiling it back up again? Here’s one of many cool workbench ideas we’ve come up with at WoodWorkers Guild of America. It’s a very simple way to provide power to your workbench, and it includes a simple way to wind up the cord when you’re done. It’ll definitely make your woodworking projects easier.