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Blog entry by Farrout posted 04-19-2013 06:15 PM 764 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After finishing a simple box joint exercise, I went crazy and ordered a Porter Cable 4216 dove tail jig.
Now to find some maple and oak to build drawers with.
I think I’ll start building a simple tool box out of white pine to get practice with the new jig. It’s should arrive next Wednesday.
Help me, I’m retired and out of control.

-- If we learn from our mistakes, I should be a genius!



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chrisstef

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#1 posted 04-19-2013 06:34 PM

You’ll find nothing but enablers around here farrout. Ya know you should really try a hand plane too ;)

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Michael Donnelly

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#2 posted 04-19-2013 09:36 PM

I recently got the same jig, and I love it so far. My first real project with it was this spice rack: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/82728

I think the really impressive thing is how quickly and easily you can make half blind dovetails. When it’s set up right, you can do them in a single pass with a single bit.

If you haven’t yet, I recommend downloading the SUPPLEMENTARY INSTRUCTION MANUAL from PC’s web site. It has a number of useful tips, like chamfering the tail edges so they’ll go in more easily.

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pintodeluxe

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#3 posted 04-19-2013 09:53 PM

PC makes a great jig. You can’t go wrong with a half blind dovetail.
HB dovetails also work with a 14 degree bit…
http://lumberjocks.com/topics/40073

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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