|Project by screwge||posted 01-23-2011 06:28 AM||4793 views||32 times favorited||8 comments|
After looking at Several Different types of Dovetail Jigs here on LJ’s (thanks for the inspiration LJ’s), I came up with this version.
The front lip (that the clamps are attached to) match the offset of the front of the Dovetailing Jig to provide a little extra back support to the boards that hang down the front.
The back standoff gives extra support to long stock, so it doesn’t sag off the back.
The drawer is big enough (23” long) to hold the optional dovetail templates as well as the user manual and additional bits and accessories.
The added height makes it so much easier to route the boards. The base is about 7”, which brought the routing height up to a much more comfortable level.
Last, as an afterthought, I thought it would be nice to have a router holder that I could easily set down the router onto while it was still powering down. Since it was an afterthought, I had to ”make it fit” onto the dovetail jig. It works great! I absolutely love this addition. As an added bonus, I can remove it and use it separately. See it here… http://lumberjocks.com/projects/43207
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