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Build Your Own Dovetail Saw #3: Slotting the Saw Back

11-02-2013 03:25 PM by ErikF | 4 comments »

I feel this is the part of making a dovetail saw that holds people back. I first thought that it would require a machine shop or ordering a dovetail saw kit in order to get a good product to use for a sturdy spine. It took some trial and error (still making some errors) but this method is working for me. You will be able to tell by my setup that there is plenty of room for improvement and better jigs, I plan to upgrade my setup sometime soon but right now I am enjoying the build process too much. Pictured above is the slot cutter, the arbor adapter, and the wooden jig I use to guide the backs past the cutter. It is a very simple design the I clamp to the drill press table and only ...

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