Ultimate Dovetail Jig w/removable Router Holder

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Project by TD69Mustang posted 01-23-2011 06:28 AM 9553 views 34 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After looking at Several Different types of Dovetail Jigs here on LJ’s (thanks for the inspiration LJ’s), I came up with this version.

The front lip (that the clamps are attached to) match the offset of the front of the Dovetailing Jig to provide a little extra back support to the boards that hang down the front.

The back standoff gives extra support to long stock, so it doesn’t sag off the back.

The drawer is big enough (23” long) to hold the optional dovetail templates as well as the user manual and additional bits and accessories.

The added height makes it so much easier to route the boards. The base is about 7”, which brought the routing height up to a much more comfortable level.

Last, as an afterthought, I thought it would be nice to have a router holder that I could easily set down the router onto while it was still powering down. Since it was an afterthought, I had to ”make it fit” onto the dovetail jig. It works great! I absolutely love this addition. As an added bonus, I can remove it and use it separately. See it here…

-- Imagine It... Build It... Enjoy It!

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#1 posted 01-23-2011 12:15 PM

I’ve seen several stands like this for a router jig. However, I haven’t seen one with that slick little stock support that you incorporated into yours. Very cool idea. Router stand is a nice idea too. No more waiting on that thing to spin down.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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David- Johston, IA

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#2 posted 01-23-2011 10:23 PM

I built a stand for my dovetail jig but nothing as nice as this. I really like the stand where you can put your router when it’s spinning down! Very nicely done.

-- David from Johnston, IA - The four most expensive words in woodworking: "I can fix that..."

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#3 posted 01-23-2011 11:28 PM

Sweet. I’m going to copy this!

Really like the router stand. I’ve been holding the machine while the bit spins down, and then setting it upside down on the workbench. As a result after a while the cord gets all twisted and you have to unplug, straighten the cord, etc. The stand fixes all of that.

Thanks for sharing

-- Joe

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#4 posted 01-23-2011 11:54 PM

Neat idea Screwge.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 01-24-2011 08:35 AM

Very cool. I got the porter cable jig for Christmas this year and it works like champ. I really like the support in the back. I’ve got to make one these now.

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#6 posted 01-24-2011 04:41 PM

Nice job. I really like your router holder addition.

-- NorthWoodsMan

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#7 posted 01-25-2011 09:34 PM

JUst bought the same jig from a friend – thanks for sharing this station design I have been looking for ideas on how to set up my jig and you have provided a great design – thanks for sharing. I am finding this site to be a great source from all our woodworking friends! I have come to the decision that woodworking is a state of mind! It is not about projects as much as it is about setting up the shop and owning the tools! LOL Great project and thanks for the comments!

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#8 posted 02-09-2011 11:41 PM

Nice job

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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