Making a dovetail jig

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Forum topic by lumer posted 06-17-2015 09:11 PM 570 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-17-2015 09:11 PM

I would like to make a dovetail jig I am thinking about using hard wood and does anyone have an idea as how to do that, would like to for Otto have two ends that I could reverse the jig to draw both parts of a dovetail

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#1 posted 06-17-2015 09:34 PM

Might fit your needs. I haven’t done one myself but it looks like a good rig and would save you from re-inventing the wheel.

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#2 posted 06-17-2015 09:58 PM

I am usually in favor of shop made jigs and fixtures, but in this case I would just get a commercial dovetail jig. Fixed space jigs are pretty cheap and easy to come by. Variable spaced jigs are more expensive, but in my experience worth the extra cost.

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#3 posted 06-17-2015 10:12 PM

I agree with pinto.

Take a look at these.

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#4 posted 06-17-2015 10:29 PM

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