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Posted on Hand cut dovetails vs. dovetail jig. Which do you use and why?

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#1 posted 07-26-2012 06:53 PM

I asked my uncle (a full time woodworker) his opinion on that question. His contention is that the scope of the project determines whether to do it by hand or machine. If you’re doing something small like a jewelry box, sure, do it by hand. But if you have a huge project that requires a dozen drawers or so, get the router jig and blast ‘em out.

It makes sense to me. It’s all about being adaptable. Being able to do both seems like the best option.

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