Dovetail Jig storage and stand

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Project by MasterSergeant posted 01-20-2014 04:44 PM 4424 views 13 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Latest Shop Notes had this project, so I gave it a go. Being a new woodworker the project gave me a couple new challenges to overcome. The one thing I did learn to do was install threaded inserts using the drill press. WOW so much easier than the screwdriver brute strength! By the way a couple tricks for the insert 1: after drilling the hole chamfer the edges, stops the edges from curling while screwing in the insert and 2: put the drill press belts on their highest/fastest speed, makes turning the chuck my hand a LOT easier (discovered this on the last one ;-( )
Now to cut some dovetails and figure out how this jigs works!

Thanks for looking!

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#1 posted 01-20-2014 05:41 PM

That’s the way to do it, start with small projects and then work your way up from there.

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#2 posted 01-20-2014 07:09 PM

You will like the P.C. dovetail jig. That has been my go-to jig for half-blind dovetail drawers. I switched to a 14 degree dovetail bit, but other than that the kit comes with all the essentials.
Remember to make your drawer width 3-1/4”, 4-1/4”, 5-1/4” etc. to center the tails.

Nice job on the elevated stand, that will be a useful addition.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#3 posted 01-20-2014 07:34 PM

The Woodsmith store on Hickman is having a class on it next month. The 13th of Feb.

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#4 posted 01-20-2014 10:48 PM

Nicely done Kelly! I think you’ll find this project invaluable in setting up to cut dovetails.

-- Randy, Tupelo, MS ~ A man who honors his wife will have children who honor their father.

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#5 posted 01-22-2014 08:29 PM

Shop Notes is awesome. love it.

Nice project. Looks great.

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#6 posted 01-23-2014 08:32 PM

Thanks for the post, just ordered the Porter Cable 4216 today and will be needing something like your design to store it in.

-- George R. Forest, Virginia

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