Can't help it. I got end cap cut to length. Laid out the dovetails on the front laminate, cut on the band saw and transferred to the end cap. I routed out the first 1/4" and did all the chiseling.
I know people in the past have talked about how cutting these tails causes a bit of a pucker factor. So i dug out my short mortising bit. It's only 1/4" cutting length so it made the routing a lot easier of a process.
I still had to switch to a longer bit for the final cuts but getting a good 3/4" out of the way with the smaller bit helped. It probably also helped that I was using walnut. This stuff cuts like a hot knife through butter.
The fit isn't perfect but it holds the front laminate in place and looks good. There are a few gaps but i'll try and take care of those with sanding.