Leigh dovetail jig

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Project by Roger Strautman posted 03-07-2007 04:59 AM 3859 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, I did it I bought a Leigh Dovetail Jig. You know it’s one of those items that you think you just can’t do without. I decide that if I was going to spend that kind of money I might as well make a box to hold all the miscellaneous items in and if I’m going to make a box I had better carve on it so I know what is in it. The box is make from butternut wood and was stained after it was carved. I made the finger joints on the box with the finger joint extra attachment for the Leigh jig.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#1 posted 03-07-2007 05:09 AM

And here I was hoping that the box came standard equipment with the leigh

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#2 posted 03-07-2007 05:10 AM

Ha! Ha! Ha! I hate to burst your bubble but no it isn’t. LOL

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#3 posted 03-07-2007 05:12 AM

It didn’t with mine. Do you still have the jig in the cardboard box. But, the acessories in your pretty new one. And what are you going to do when you purchase all of the isolock attachments?

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#4 posted 03-07-2007 05:15 AM

I’m in trouble. First I will have to have the money.

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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#5 posted 03-07-2007 09:14 AM

Beautiful box, but where are the dovetails? It is a dovetail jig, isn’t it? LOL.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#6 posted 03-07-2007 09:15 AM

Awesome storage box for your Leigh Dovetail Jig accessories. You should send a photo to the folks at Leigh. For some reason my Leigh FMT Jig did not come with such a box . . .


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#7 posted 03-07-2007 01:41 PM

Wow! as always – Very nice work!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#8 posted 03-07-2007 02:02 PM

Beautiful, I can’t imagine what kind of door you have on your shop.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#9 posted 03-07-2007 02:04 PM

yah “I think I’ll just make a box for this”.... uh huh… do you have anything around your house that hasn’t been turned into art??

(Hey, Os… that’s a good question!!!)
Rog.. you might want to make another box, using the jig, before showing the company

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#10 posted 03-07-2007 03:59 PM

You (and several other Jocks) really make me wish I knew how to carve. I bought a book on it, but am only 1/2 way thru it in over a year of reading!!!!! Too many irons in the fire right now to finish the book and buy the tools to apply the techniques.

-- Duane Kohles

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#11 posted 03-07-2007 04:02 PM

Show Leigh the box and tell them that your Jig has not shown up yet, and ask them why not. Or maybe offer them a trade. You’ll trade the box (which they can use for their anniversary Special Edition Model) for the jig.

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#12 posted 03-07-2007 05:59 PM

A nice box! Now that you have one for the accessories, what about a box for storing the jig? Afterall, isn’t it worth protecting too? Maybe one that opens up and folds out into a table for using your jig?

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#13 posted 09-29-2007 01:29 AM

Functional art indeed! No room for error when doing these.You are very good at this.

-- If I can do it, so can you.

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#14 posted 09-30-2007 05:55 PM

Great box, Roger.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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