Here’s my first use of my D4R Leigh Dovetail Jig with VRS router support and vacuum connection. I must say it’s a little more complicated than I thought it would be at first and I’m not certain how I’ll adjust for other thicknesses of wood other than 3/4 at the moment…but I suspect that as I use it I’ll test and try to do things in a new way. I still have some adjusting since I had trouble with the VRS router support/vacuum connection. It wasn’t as smooth as I thought it would be and it also gave me a bit of trouble with light. It shades the work area and makes it tougher to see where I was routing. I may have to add more light to my project area…or at least different sources of light so that I can see what I’m doing a little better. I kept forgetting to turn on the vac so in one spot on the video you can see wood chips blowing around. I did learn some things about this jig…and how the pins and tails are created…mine were long on both accounts. That’s an adjustment of the depth of cut. I need to make certain that the router blade just touches my pencil mark or is a little above it….rather than splitting the pencil mark as suggested in Leigh’s DVD movie. There’s some serious trial and error here. At one point making the pins, I believe, I had to adjust for the second set and they came out a bit shorter than the first set…much better.
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