dovetail template repair

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Project by auggy53 posted 1184 days ago 1654 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i wasnt watching what i was doing and let the dovetail bit hit the template and put a large nick in the side . i used some j.b. weld to patch it up . after letting it cure for 8 hours i filed it off and finished it with 150 grit sand paper . i know its not a wood product but i thought it might be something some one might find usefull

-- rick

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#1 posted 1184 days ago

I have had the same thing happen to me with my dovetail jig. I was lucky that the nicks I got are not bad enough to cause any effect on the use but if I should ever get a bad one I will give this a try.

Thanks for posting

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#2 posted 1184 days ago

I’ve got you both beat. I routed ENTIRELY THROUGH the back of my jig once (facepalm). The router then dropped onto the supporting carriage and flew out of my hands in a hail of sparks. I know that they have bondo-type materials that you could probably sand to form, but I’m the wrong guy to ask (see above :) ). Someone will know. I bet Loren would have a good idea.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#3 posted 1184 days ago

You got it Bertha

Bonda aka body filler

will do a great job

of fixing problems like this.

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 1184 days ago

Feels good to know that I’m not the only guy whole routed my jig.

-- Joe

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#5 posted 1184 days ago

You can add me to the list, nice repair.

-- Doug...

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#6 posted 1184 days ago

I have as well made that mistake. I have yet to do a repair. Thanks for sharing.

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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Carwyn Owen

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#7 posted 1184 days ago

same here bigdeny in forks
for me the router raised up on me (dodgy router)
thanks for the tip and dont mind at all that its on the projects pace
thanks again

-- “Woodworkers are only thieves of each other’s ideas.”

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#8 posted 1183 days ago

Put me on the “Guilty list”

Thanks for the idea of how to fix it.

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#9 posted 1183 days ago

+ 1 more guy -or does multi chipping incidents count as more than one …because I know a guy who———-

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#10 posted 1183 days ago

J.B. Weld and duct tape….are shop essentials!

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#11 posted 1180 days ago

Used J.B. Weld for the first time this weekend to repair my pontoon boat. Great stuff.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#12 posted 1180 days ago

Yeah,I’ve done it too.
Great tools those routers but if they get away from you, they do some serious damage in a heartbeat.

-- Life is good.

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 92 days ago

Hey, it happens. It is how you recover that counts. You did well and it is back in business. I have a cut in my workbench that I did with a skill saw when the part was not lined up far enough over the edge. It got fitted with a spline and some glue and on to the next project.

Good repair!!.....................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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