|Project by William||posted 04-05-2012 04:19 AM||17597 views||52 times favorited||46 comments|
The Dovetail Machine, except for the hardware and Incra track, is made completely of wood. It was an easy build. I bought the plans from fellow Lumberjock, Stumpy Nubs. It is an easy build as long as you follow instructions. I made a fe changes to the plans, and still finished it in about twleve hours over a two day period. Thee hardest part is the fingers, which have to be right for the machine to be accurate.
It will cut dovetails in material up to thirty six inches wide. The fingers are fully adjustable to make the pins and tails narrow, wide, varied, or any combination in between. The tighteness of the joint is also adjustable by turning a knob in the back that is not shown in the photos.
The last photo shows a test piece that was done just to make sure it worked right before I added all the fingers. I am sure you all will be seeing this machine put to good use in future projects.
You can buy the plans for this machine, along with other designs by Stumpy Nubs, HERE at what I refer to as the Stumpy Store.
You can go HERE and watch Stumpy’s video of his machine in action. I’m sorry I don’t have the equipment to do videos. The only difference though between his and mine is that I made mine wider.
You can read about my build of this machine and see plenty of photos of the build here: Part 1 and Part 2.