Dovetail joinery for hexagon joints?

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Forum topic by ChrisCarr posted 01-09-2011 09:57 PM 3736 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-09-2011 09:57 PM

I am going to build one of those table saw dovetail cutting jigs. However I need to know if it is possible to cut dovetails normally on them though the boards ends will be beveled 45 degrees because the project is hexagon shaped.

The jig i am building is from a fellow LJ’s…

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#1 posted 01-10-2011 10:39 AM

That jig will not make the proper cuts for them. You could use a dovetail joint, but it will have to open up to 120 degree corner from a 90 degree corner so they will not be cut straight through the board. The bottom of the dovetail and pins would be on a 30 degree angle to the surface of the boards froming the hexagon.

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