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Project by Jerry posted 75 days ago 1437 views 13 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made myself a new one today, as my old one was kind of bodged together ( yes, even worse than this one ). This is what I use to align my boards when I’m marking out the pins for my hand cut dovetails. It’s not so important that it’s pretty, but what is important is that it’s dead square in all dimensions. In picture #3, you can see the result of using this to mark out the pins.

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jumbojack

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#1 posted 75 days ago

yours looks TONS better than mine

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Jerry

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#2 posted 75 days ago

Thanks Jumbojack, I can always depend on you!

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

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gsuing

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#3 posted 75 days ago

Great idea! I need to make one of those rather than use the closest piece of scrap wood for alignment.

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#4 posted 75 days ago

Good idea!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 75 days ago

55555 !

-- Alexandr,Russia Novorossiysk

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#6 posted 74 days ago

Nice jig, I’ve got to make one of these, fantastic for correct alignment of boards. Nice work on this.

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#7 posted 74 days ago

Very nice. I’d say I was going to build one too, but I really don’t do as much dovetailing as I should.

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#8 posted 74 days ago

Everything looks like plywood. Work top also. Do you grow that in your back yard? :))
I also like to use plywood for my jigs because of the humidity. Very nice jig.

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Jerry

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#9 posted 74 days ago

Thanks for the compliment. Actually I don’t use hardly any plywood, only for jigs and tables where the shape needs to be stable, and, of course, for the vice faces. My workbench is actually a repurposed desk, it only looks like plywood, it’s actually Oak veneer over MDF.

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

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