Once I did that I layed out the tails on a piece of poplar I had laying around. I started cutting the dovetails in the waste side of the tail.
One thing I really need is a vice of some sort to be able to better hold workpieces. These clamps just don't cut it
After I cleaned up the waste, this was the result.
Next Istep was to cut out the waste with a coping saw. I had bought one several years ago and it's had a lot of use....collecting dust in my tool cabinet.
It actually cuts great...