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Forum topic by tbreland posted 02-21-2010 06:22 PM 1025 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-21-2010 06:22 PM

Topic tags/keywords: newbie help dovetails woodriver jig question

I learn visually, so I have a hard time looking at manuals and visually layouts. I bought a Woodriver half blind dovetail jig a while back, and was wondering if anyone could explain it on almost a simpleton’s level. Or find a video, cause I can’t. I thought I’d followed the setup instructions pretty well, but I can’t seem to get a decent half blind or box joint out of it. I’m using a p-c 895 plunge router. Any help at all would be appreciated. Grazie, -Thomas

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#1 posted 02-21-2010 06:46 PM

Woodstock Int’l had a manual that was excellent for the simple HB jigs. I’ve been told that Grizzly now has it for downloading. But an understanding of what the jig does for you will help a lot. If the bit is a 1/2” DT cutter, the the 2 boards must be offset from each other by 1/2” for the jig to work. Then the bushing must be nodged all around the inside of the comb to clean out all of the material. Not just pushed in and pulled out.

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#2 posted 02-21-2010 07:22 PM

Here’s one there are more on you tube

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#3 posted 02-21-2010 07:24 PM

Good luck.

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