|Forum topic by Slacker||posted 05-14-2008 01:00 AM||1187 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
05-14-2008 01:00 AM
I am building a tool cabinet and thought, since I bought the Porter Cable dovetail jig, that I would connect the sides and top/bottom with dovetails in the corners. Alas, a good idea gone wrong…
First, I burned out my dovetail router bit. I refuse to believe Porter Cable makes crappy router bits (am I right?), so could it be that plywood and router bits don’t like each other? Is it just the plywood that they sell at Home Depot? Can I salvage the router bit?
I managed to cut the tails, but the pins, the pins were something else entirely… It appears as if the void volume in the plywood that they sell at Home Depot is excessive. Those plys on the pins were just falling out. I tried scoring the base of the tails, but that did not help at all.
Any ideas? I am totally new to dovetailing…
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