I begin with this box just in case you didn't know what a dovetail joint was. Of course, if you didn't know about dovetails, you probably aren't reading this blog.
|none of the hand cut dovetail people would ever be caught dead working in Plywood, that is why I used this photo, clearly it is not any of the people listed below, so I have shown no favouritism or preference|
YouTube video showing both tails and pins being cut.
Wikipedia's entry on Dove Tails.
Chris Schwarz's "Five Dovetails Personalities"
Hand cut dovetails after 50 , an internet entry that inspired me give it a try again
The Village Carpenter , a very good video showing technique
All of those entries influence my thinking, I have books in the basement and once sent three days watching Rob Cosman cutting dovetails in a sales both next to mine at west coast wood show. Certainly i have a high level of dovetail awareness, now the question is whether awareness will lead to a change in behaviour.
I have cut a few dove tails for projects. Note: I am not showing mine when there are so many good examples out there to show.
Maybe, when the weather cools down I will get more active in the shop and give it a go on more time.