|Forum topic by swpowe||posted 08-29-2016 01:11 PM||449 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
08-29-2016 01:11 PM
Hello! First post here on the forums. I’m looking for some help.
I needed to make several drawers and decided to purchase the porter cable dovetail jig to do so. I’m having some issues with my half blind dovetail. I’m using 3/4” pine for testing and I’m having problems getting the joint right. I’ve read the manual and looked around online but I’m still struggling.
1st question – how deep should you cut the half blind dovetails? I can’t find anything anywhere that says how deep to make them. I can see that it’s adjustable and I know I can use a 3/8” wrench to adjust the depth but I’m not sure how deep it should be.
2nd question – I’m trying to figure out why my two sides won’t go together. I have everything setup as I thought it was supposed to be but the side only goes in about halfway or a little less. In the manual it says in this instance to move the template further from me (which I’ve tried) but it doesn’t help. Any suggestions? I’ve attached an image of what’s happening.