Here’s a nice close up of my drawer sides with the tails cut. The small gap between the boards is the rabbet I cut to help line up sides and front. Its a trick I learned from Chris Schwarz. Next I’ll use the fret saw to clean out the waste and trim up with a chisel.
I’m cutting half blind dovetails into the walnut drawer fronts.
Here’s a trick I learned .. from some where. When cutting the half blind socket, the saw doesn’t cut the entire socket. If you sharpen the edge of a scraper and then hammer it into the saw kerf, it cuts the socket full length and .. in theory makes it easier to clean out.