Confession time. I don’t see dovetails as a way to show off my skills (if I had any skills). In fact, I typically don’t want to see them in the finished piece. I arrange my joinery in such a way as to hide the joinery when the piece is done if I can. Such is the case with the entertainment center project. These dovetails will be covered with molding or otherwise out of sight when the piece is all assembled. So I don’t need to be concerned if they are not perfect (which they are far from). Instead, my goal in this instance was to work quickly. When my dovetails do need to show (like in blanket chest), I will slow down and cut them a little more carefully, but when they don’t show, I’m more concerned with efficiency. For this carcase, efficiency was the name of the game.