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Forum topic by pashley posted 11-25-2013 11:31 PM 586 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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pashley

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11-25-2013 11:31 PM

I’ve never used a dovetail jig for a router, so I had a couple of questions.

1) will it work on angled faces? The angle of the drawer front is 7 degrees.

2) Is it ok to used mixed thickness woods? I’d like to go 3/4” on the drawer front and 1/2” on the sides….

Thanks!

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#1 posted 11-25-2013 11:35 PM

You know it depends on what jig you have, but my P.C. 4210 works on 1/2”-1-1/8” drawer thicknesses. It doesn’t matter if the sides are not the same thickness as the front.

I believe they do have a section in the advanced manual on dovetailing angled joints for serving trays etc.
Check out page 29 here… http://www2.rockler.com/tech/RTD10000211AA.pdf

The nicest change I made is to use a 14 degree Rockler bit. It makes stronger joints than the factory P.C. 7 degree bit, and I like the looks better.

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darthford

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#2 posted 11-26-2013 12:42 AM

Pinto that’s a nice looking drawer!

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