1:4 Dovetail Marker Set
1:4 is the ratio of choice when working in soft woods like pine and cedar. Woods that are softer are more likely to deform under stress. The increased ramping at 1:4 provides additional overlap of the stock and a longer glue joint where it matters for strength. Using TailSpin marking tools to put collinear marks on BOTH sides of your joint means you can cut to the SAME line on your pin and tail boards for a perfect fit. These tools are faster and more accurate than your current workflow.