|Project by Geedubs||posted 09-14-2009 09:30 PM||8727 views||30 times favorited||22 comments|
I recently purchased a Porter-Cable 4212 dovetail jig and checked out a great video at woodworkingonline.com when considering various dovetail jig choices (http://www.woodworkingonline.com/2007/04/30/podcast-20-machine-cut-dovetails/ ). Not only did I select the 4212 as a purchase but also decided that the dovetail jig workcenter shown in the video also made sense. So, I purchased the plans from PlansNow.com and made it my first dovetail project. I generally stuck with the workcenter plans except for the following. I had access to purchasing some recycled straight-grain fir so I made that purchase and planed it to 1/2” for the basic box construction. I used some leftover poplar that I had from a previous project and used that for accent and when 3/4” stock was called for. Rather than purchasing more expensive pre-manufactured threaded knobs, I used round wooden balls, drilled them to receive 1/4” threaded bolts…then cut the heads off the bolts and epoxied them to the ball knobs. Also, it just seemed like sacrilege to make the drawer and not use dovetails, so I modified the drawer face to 3/4” stock and used blind dovetails to connect it to the 1/2” fir drawer sides. I stained the knobs and stops mahogony and then finished the rest of the workcenter using linseed oil. The jig is taking me a while to get used to but I’m making progress. I really recommend the workcenter as a way to both store the jig/accessories and get the jig to a better working height.
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