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Rob

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02-28-2011 03:55 PM

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My Dad is emptying out his work space. At 80 years old he pretty well limits himself to doing scroll work and intarsia. He found an old Craftsman 8 in. dovetail fixture in one of his benches and gave it to me. I would like to start adding dovetails into some of my projects but can’t seem to find any manuals for this tool on line. Could someone possibly have the same fixture in this wonderful group of fellow woodworkers???
I really dont want to throw it in the cornerand let it collect dust. Seeing as it is from the man that taught me everything I know about this craft it means quite alot to me to put it to good use.

Thanks in advance. The model number that I have on the box is 92570

-- Ridin' and rippin'


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David Craig

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#1 posted 02-28-2011 06:16 PM

Rob, I did some checking. Doesn’t look like there is an online copy anywhere. I did see where someone mentioned in one of the fixya type sites that the part number for the manual is 60523. I checked on the sears website and they have it for around 9 bucks. I would double check to make sure that the manual is correct, there is no image or description in the part search to indicate that it is truly a manual for the dovetail fixture and it is not difficult for numbers to get mistyped.

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#2 posted 03-01-2011 04:27 AM

I also am 80 years old and yesterday I was using my Craftsman dovetail template fixture to build a drawer. I have two Craftsman dovetail temple fixtures, but only one with a manual. The one I used yesterday I have had for over forty years and I do not have a manual for it. The other one I got a few years ago with some other items and I have never used it. On the outside of the box is the number 92579. The manual that has pictures of the fixture in the box says Model 315.25790. If any thing that I have can be of any help to you PM me or e mail me at nojtfl@comcast.net I hope this helps , Nils

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

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#3 posted 03-01-2011 04:42 AM

Try this one and see it this is it

http://www.managemyhome.com/mmh/lis_pdf/OWNM/L0804094.pdf

-- Marc

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#4 posted 03-01-2011 05:36 AM

Rob; Marc has given you the link to the manual that I have. Nils

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

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#5 posted 03-01-2011 05:54 AM

hey Rob if it’s the one Mark showed or close I got it . I pic one up for at a thrift store if you want i will scan an send it.give me a little time but I will do it.Dose it have a funny little metal strip and some plastic bushings oh shoot wrong model number

-- life an woodworking is one big experiment

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#6 posted 09-21-2014 02:26 PM

‘m a little late to the party, but I was just given the same dovetail jig by my father and he did not have the manual either. I found it as a downloadable pdf on sears’ website.
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/user-manuals/31525791-craftsman-parts-router+dovetail+joint+template+kit-manual
Be sure to download the english version…for some reason the spanish version defaulted in on the page

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#7 posted 09-22-2014 12:58 AM

Forget about the instruction papers; get that old man in the shop and let him show you how it is done.. The knowledge is priceless.

-- earthartandfoods.com

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B4B

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#8 posted 09-22-2014 01:31 AM



Forget about the instruction papers; get that old man in the shop and let him show you how it is done.. The knowledge is priceless.

- mrjinx007


+1
The time spent will be well worth it.

-- There's two routers in my vocab, one that moves data and one that removes wood, the latter being more relevant on this forum.

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