Dovetail jig for table saw

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Project by geekwoodworker posted 06-05-2014 08:40 PM 3041 views 10 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this jig for future projects. Haven’t actually made anything with it yet, just a test but it worked ok.

-- Sean G, Barrie, Ontario

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#1 posted 06-05-2014 08:57 PM


-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#2 posted 06-06-2014 12:09 AM

Looks like a great jig. Thanks for posting.

-- Steve, South Carolina,

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#3 posted 06-06-2014 12:58 PM

interesting. need a utube video to see how it works. can’t quite get my mind around it.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#4 posted 06-06-2014 01:38 PM

It looks to me like you lay out the DTs as if you’re cutting by hand, and adjust them by hand as you go. They would rest on the outside of the jig, both pins and tails. It actually made a lot of sense to me as I thought about it. You could see exactly where to place them based on your layout and the kerf line in the jig.

There does not seem to be any sort of mechanical means of ensuring the pins and tails fit uniformly, but this seems like an excellent system for hogging out material and fine tuning by hand.

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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#5 posted 06-06-2014 02:52 PM

Interesting looking jig I’m with some of the others not quite sure how it works.

-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 06-06-2014 04:52 PM

Neat jig. I like it!

-- It's better to have a tool and not need it than to need a tool and not have it.

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#7 posted 06-06-2014 07:47 PM

Here’s the link where I got the idea. It has a video on how to build it and use it.


-- Sean G, Barrie, Ontario

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