I've done it using a Leigh jig. You have to back up the plywood with scrap
to protect the veneer. The drawers were for a friend and it was worth it for
the wow! value. I'm not sure it was worth it otherwise.
Mechanically, over other well founded joinery methods, no.
Aesthetically, perhaps ... even those who know _absolutely_ nothing about
woodworking, immediately recognize dovetails and will remark upon them ...
and those who remark, remember.
It's your decision.
Dovetails developed when furniture outlived the glue. A dovetail with a
failed glueline will still hang together.
With modern glues (and modern furniture lifetimes) this isn't so
relevant. A finger joint is just as strong, because the glue is doing
more work than any wedging action. It's also easier to cut fingers, so
that's what I'd do.
I only ever hand-cut dovetails. If I bother to use dovetails, then it's
because I'm trying to do the best hand work I can (and usually
dovetails thinner then routed ones). If I use the router jig or the
table saw, it's for finger joints.
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