|Project by Bricofleur||posted 11-17-2012 07:13 PM||4663 views||17 times favorited||12 comments|
If you know that driving a long sliding dovetail pin into a long sliding dovetail slot is difficult, you’ll like my new jig.
To fabricate my tapered sliding dovetail slot jig I used a 7mm HDF (High Density Fiberboard) laminated floor board because it is slick, durable and rigid. The final dimensions are 6-3/4’’ par 46’’.
At one end the width of the slot is 1’’ while the other is 1-1/8’’ over 39” long.
To use the jig, you must install a dovetail bit and a 1’’ guide bushing in the router and center the jig on the center line of the sliding dovetail slot to become. The narrow side of this latter should be at the front of the project. The slot is done in two successive passes. Therefore, the male part of the sliding dovetail will easily glide in the tapered slot!
Thanks for looking and I hope you like it.
Find all construction details and more photos on this page of my blog.
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