Dovetail jigs in wood thicker than 3/4 of an inch?

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Forum topic by laketrout36 posted 07-26-2013 03:23 AM 844 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-26-2013 03:23 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jig dovetail leigh mlcs

I’m considering buying a dovetail jig but am seeing some that have a limit of 3/4” while some are over an inch in thickness of wood that will fit in the jig. Should I worry about this when considering a jig or not? I’m looking at the Leigh D4r or possibly the MLCS fast joinery system.

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#1 posted 07-26-2013 03:51 AM

The major applications would be in carcase dovetailing, and
thickness adds weight. A truck or chest would not normally
be much thicker than 3/4”. For aesthetic reasons however
you might want to use 7/8” stock or some other thicker
dimension in casework, especially with longer horizontal
spans like buffets or credenzas.

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#2 posted 07-26-2013 08:38 AM

My Leigh jig will do an 1-1/4

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