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#1 posted 11-13-2008 10:49 PM

Gluing the dovetails is something you should do – they’ll never fit tight enough by themselves to provide the only connection.

On the second part I’m thinking you mean the end grain/long grain connection. End grain gluing is inherently weak, although I’ve got a walnut box that’s lasted about 5 years with an end grain/long grain glue up. I think small dowels would be necessary because the piece is going to be stressed a lot with carrying around, opening and closing.

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