Full blind. Half blind. Through. Router cut. Hand cut. There are many different flavors of dovetail joints out there – but how is a woodworker supposed to know which is which?
One good place to start is at the About.com’s dovetail landing page. From this link, you can find a host of information about the different kinds of dovetail joints out there and the best way to cut them. The site’s moderator has even put in links to show how box joints work – just in case you want to try those instead.