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Porter Cable Dovetail Jig #4216

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Blog series by Sawdustonmyshoulder updated 02-14-2013 07:33 PM 3 parts 6503 reads 13 comments total

Part 1: Made the buy!!!!

07-08-2012 06:42 PM by Sawdustonmyshoulder | 3 comments »

OK….. I pulled the trigger on the Porter Cable #4216 dovetail jig. I need it for the kitchen in the new house and I am up against a huge deadline. The few extra dollars I paid for this unit is for the templates included. Mini dovetails and box joints and a through dovetail and box joint jig. Now, LJs, I have a Leigh D4R so I guess the question is, “Why in the world did you ‘downgrade’? Well, I have about 130 or so drawers to build. I am hoping this jig will speed up...

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Part 2: FedEx delivers and I started to test the unit.

08-06-2012 02:37 AM by Sawdustonmyshoulder | 5 comments »

The PC 4216 came in last week. I was able to open it up yesterday and get started. Looks like everything is here. Seems to be very well made…. like all of my PC equipment. In about 20 minutes, I had it ready to make my first joint. I decided to attempt a half blind dovetail joint. This unit as an adjustable side stop and this allows you to get that classic half pin on each end of the joint on any size drawer side. Well, the first attempt was way too tight… in ...

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Part 3: My first project using the jig

02-14-2013 07:33 PM by Sawdustonmyshoulder | 5 comments »

I was honored to be asked to create a box for my mother-in-law’s cremated remains as my first project using this jig. She passed away right before New Years and while we waited for the return of the remains, I was able to create the box using the jig. Once again, the set up was easy. The joints were just tight enough to allow glue to swell the wood for an incredibly strong bond. This jig was a very helpful because I was under a tight schedule. The wood is cherry and the inlaid...

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