This episode shows in detail the procedures to make Through dovetails on the Leigh D4R jig.
The steps are very simple:
1. Arrange the guide pin spacing
2. Route the tails using a suitable dovetail router bit
3. Route the pins using the matching straight router bit
The variable pin spacing makes the D4R a very versatile dovetail jig, allowing an infinite arrangement of dovetail spacing. In addition, this capability also allows setting half pins near the edge of the boards, which I find a neat feature.
As many of you know already, I love to make boxes – and the predecessor to the D4R, the D4, is my go-to dovetail jig, exclusively.
The two episodes that follow will show the procedures to make half-blind dovetails and sliding dovetails.
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