|Forum topic by jtm||posted 08-15-2014 02:31 AM||939 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
08-15-2014 02:31 AM
I have a question about my dovetail router jig.
This is my first time using one of these, and I can get a close fit, but the tails are slightly too big for the pins.
I know that reducing the bit height will make the tails smaller, but I’ve run into a problem. I have the bit as low as it will go without hitting the inside of the bushing (and it may have hit it a tiny bit already). This is still too high to get the tails to fit well (I can hammer them in, but that’s too tight).
I figure there’s a reason that the bushings are made out of a soft metal like brass, but I just wanted to check with you guys first.
Is there any reason not to retract the bit a little and rout away some of the brass? I know it shouldn’t hurt the carbide, and I’m not too concerned about the accuracy of the INNER diameter of the bushing.
Just wanted to get some suggestions.