|Forum topic by lew||posted 11-23-2009 02:01 AM||5072 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
11-23-2009 02:01 AM
I have been working on a serving tray, for a wedding present. I thought some hand cut dovetails would be a nice touch as well as making the sides of the tray slant out from vertical about 10 degrees. Well, I soon realized the having only one bevel square wasn’t going to work. I have never had much luck at resetting gauges, fences or other devices with the accuracy necessary for repeated cuts. So as necessity is the mother of invention- or at least a reason for stealing someone else’s ideas- I made a couple of these layout jigs. I actually only needed the 1:7 angle but what the heck- when you’re on a roll.
I labeled the angled and square corners after I mistakenly reversed the jig while laying out the dovetails. With the compound angles, the direction the angles, on the tails and pins, were not too obvious.
I’ll post a picture of the tray when it is finished.
Thanks for looking!
-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.