|Project by Tim Dahn||posted 10-17-2009 11:16 PM||41091 views||257 times favorited||36 comments|
Saw an article about this jig to make dovetail pins on a tablesaw and I must say I am very pleased. You can make pins as skinny as you want, then using the pins to mark out the tails, make a couple quick cuts on the band saw, then chop out the remaining middle pin(s) with a chisel, much faster than by hand or using a commercial jig. I’m using it with a Freud box blade set up to cut 3/8” wide so I only need to make a couple passes to hog out the waste. I used a dovetail marking gauge and ruler to set the angle of the miter boards, mounted them to a piece of 1/2” MDF, added two runners to bottom waxed it up and cut the slots. Measures 13” wide, 12” long and the miter boards are 4” tall. Give it try and see if this works for you too.
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