|Forum topic by floridagramps||posted 01-10-2011 06:08 AM||2714 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
01-10-2011 06:08 AM
I am recently retired and hope to make personalized keeper boxes for 10 grandchildren. I will be working with 3/8 and 1/2 inch stock. I would like to use thru dovetail and box joint joinery. I have no interest in half blind dovetails. From what I’ve read in this forum and elsewhere it sounds like the Keller jig is a reasonably priced, easy to use solution. I do have a couple questions.
I understand that template fingers are fixed 1 and 1/8 inch apart and that bearings on the router bits follow the template. Am I restricted to bits specifically manufactured for Keller jig?
Is it important that I also invest in a clamping system?
Can the jig be inverted and used in portble mode on a router table when working with short pieces of wood for small boxes?
Is there a better way to do this without spending significant money?
-- florida/maine gramps