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Forum topic by floridagramps posted 03-20-2011 06:23 AM 2449 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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03-20-2011 06:23 AM

Apparently David Keller’s patent has expired and there are now several companies (Peachtree included)marketing their version of this famous thru dovetail jig. I bought the Peachtree version at Wood show in Tampa today. It appears to be a well made metal comb template which one uses with bearing guided bits.

Any Peachtree Keller users out there? I want to make thru dovetails in 3/8 thick stock. How thick should I make the mounting block for this jig? How critical is the thickness of the mounting block? The Peachtree instructions are somewhat vague on this point, it sounds like the mounting block needs to be 3/8 inch thicker for thin stock vs the 2 1/4 inches recommneded when cutting dovetials in 3/4 inch stock.

Thanks, I need to fabricate 2 boxes quick for visiting grandkids next week fleeing northern winter for balmy Florida. I broke 90 twice last week and then returned to normal 95. Better retire to the garage shop and make sawdust.

-- florida/maine gramps

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#1 posted 08-08-2015 08:01 PM

I made my first test cuts with the Peach Tree Dovetail jig the other night. All my test joints were in 3/4” pine. I have not tried other thicknesses yet, but this weekend I hope to make test cuts in 5/8. Any other Peachtree dovetail jig users out there?

-- Chesapeake Bob, Southern Maryland

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