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Project by Mike R. posted 942 days ago 3540 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

i was asked to make a shadow box for a friend and after thinking about the design she wanted i thought to myself why not use a sliding dovetail to assemble the frame of it? i will post pictures later on of the shadow box, i have some stuff in front of it to get done like this sliding dovetail jig. used is some 1/2 inch ply some hardwood scraps for the fence . and some brazillian redwood for the runners again it worked so will with the table saw sled. all on top of the ShopSmith greenie using a router adapter now i can make up to id say 10 inches worth of a sliding dovetail! let me know what you guys think , heck i think it’s the bees knees !





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Wolffarmer

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#1 posted 941 days ago

Interesting, I would like more info about this, how to use and such

Randy

-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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StumpyNubs

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#2 posted 941 days ago

That’s a GREAT idea! I don’t have a Shopsmith, but it would work with a lathe, I suppose!

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jeepturner

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#3 posted 941 days ago

I don’t know what to think. I suppose if it works for you then it’s all good.
The thing is, it looks as if you are setting it up for a climb cut. A climb cut eliminates tear out, but couldn’t it also lead to a the work getting pinched and pulled into the bit? It is tough to tell from the picture, but it looks like the wood is hand fed into the bit.
It’s your shop, and I have never worked with a SS before, I am not an expert, or anything, so if my concerns are baseless please ignore them. When I see something that looks painful to me, I have to say something, even when I could very well be wrong.

-- Mel,

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amagineer

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#4 posted 941 days ago

I’m not sure how your technique is done ( I don’t have shopsmith), but would be interested in seeing more about it.

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StumpyNubs

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#5 posted 941 days ago

Good point, Jeep- I think I’ll feed it through the back side if I decide to do it on my lathe…

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Mike R.

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#6 posted 941 days ago

After some use I think I’m going to switch the fence up to go from the back side , and get some t tracks and hold dxowns so I don’t have clamps in my way

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Wolffarmer

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#7 posted 941 days ago

Mike, I also have a SS and am greatly interested in this project. Are you using some plans or some other person’s ideas?

Also, has your SS been converted to a 2 bearing quil?

Randy

-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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Mike R.

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#8 posted 941 days ago

Well its much like any other sled used on a shopsmith. With a router collet accessory I found on ebay pretty cheap but one note set it up to go from thed back ide dued to the way the motor spins

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Mike R.

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#9 posted 905 days ago

sliding dovetails practical use….. and it’s partner in crime

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