jig for a blind secret mitred dovetail joint

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Project by AKSteve posted 06-28-2012 12:46 PM 5101 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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For my new project I have decided to include blind secret mitred dovetail joints. I was watching this guy making the joints and one of the jigs he had was to make the mitered joint on the outer edge, so I thought I would make something similiar, this does a pretty good job. This is not to make the dove tails but just to make the mitered edge. I was going to make this out of Birch plywood but I came across this piece of pine, its a stair runner and it’s only 10 dollars!

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#1 posted 06-28-2012 02:47 PM

Nice jig.
Clever way to avoid tear out.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#2 posted 06-28-2012 04:09 PM

So it’s sort of a shooting board, right? Nicely made.


-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#3 posted 06-28-2012 04:19 PM


Hope to follow your build progression.

I would be interesed in seeing pictures of the dovetail proceedure with this mitered operation.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Len

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#4 posted 06-28-2012 04:38 PM

GrandpaLen this is the beginning, I am going to document the whole process and photograph it. Hopefully I won’t tear up too much wood LOL.

you could call it a shooting board… works really nice too. that plane in the pic is a low angle plane and works really well with this jig. but for the mitered edge I have a couple of rabbet planes that I think should work pretty good.

-- Steve - Wasilla, Alaska

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#5 posted 06-28-2012 11:11 PM

nice Jiig
cuold work better than a donkeys ear .. :-)


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