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I just bought this dovetail jig from Porter Cable as I have always loved this joint and I cant quite master the hand cut joint yet, in the mean time I thought this jig would help me with various different joints, although this is the basic jig that came with 1 template that can cut half blind and rabbiting half blind dovetails, I can see myself getting the other templates that would enable me to cut through dovetails and box joints.

Anyway I needed a station that made the jig moveable and also made the jig at a comfortable height to work with so I came up with this.

Below is a link that I hope works its a Sketch up OneDrive file containing all the images of my design

https://1drv.ms/f/s!AlXPJPL8h8yckGGLEYgwEctW6t8s

I tried a test piece and this jig works awesome, at some point I will right a review and also show some projects with dovetail joints.

The entire project is made from scrap and its about 30" wide by 9" high, it contains 2 drawers that will house some of the jigs accessories.

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Very nice set up ED! And I like your dovetail jig.
 

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Very nice set up ED! And I like your dovetail jig.

- woodshaver (Tony)
Thanks Tony
 

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I have been looking around on vairous sites for ideas on how to make one of these for my rockler dove tail jig. The only real difference is I want a dedicated stand for it. I don't really want to put it on my work bench. I find that I am normally crouched over watching the the router bit hit the wood, so I want it up kind of high.

The construction here looks pretty straight forward. Nice and clean. You have the sides extended so you can clamp it to the table. You have extra space on the right to hold your router. It looks pretty good.

My only complaint (it might not be something you have thought of yet) is that you need a place to store your other templates. As you stated in your post, you only have one template at this point. When you have more, it would be nice to have it right there to switch it out.
 

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I have been looking around on vairous sites for ideas on how to make one of these for my rockler dove tail jig. The only real difference is I want a dedicated stand for it. I don t really want to put it on my work bench. I find that I am normally crouched over watching the the router bit hit the wood, so I want it up kind of high.

The construction here looks pretty straight forward. Nice and clean. You have the sides extended so you can clamp it to the table. You have extra space on the right to hold your router. It looks pretty good.

My only complaint (it might not be something you have thought of yet) is that you need a place to store your other templates. As you stated in your post, you only have one template at this point. When you have more, it would be nice to have it right there to switch it out.

- fizch
Thank you I didn't make room for other templates because I have a router cabinet right behind me that has ample storage

Here is a pic
 

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I have been looking around on vairous sites for ideas on how to make one of these for my rockler dove tail jig. The only real difference is I want a dedicated stand for it. I don t really want to put it on my work bench. I find that I am normally crouched over watching the the router bit hit the wood, so I want it up kind of high.

The construction here looks pretty straight forward. Nice and clean. You have the sides extended so you can clamp it to the table. You have extra space on the right to hold your router. It looks pretty good.

My only complaint (it might not be something you have thought of yet) is that you need a place to store your other templates. As you stated in your post, you only have one template at this point. When you have more, it would be nice to have it right there to switch it out.

- fizch

Thank you I didn t make room for other templates because I have a router cabinet right behind me that has ample storage

Here is a pic


Sorry it's upside down here is a link

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/280962

- edwood1975
 

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Just a little help for my friend!
 

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Just a little help for my friend!


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Thanks buddy
 

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very nice ed. could you tell me how deep the dados are in the top and bottom? thanks very much

rjherald
 

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very nice ed. could you tell me how deep the dados are in the top and bottom? thanks very much

rjherald

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If memory serves me there 3/8" deep.. I usually go down half the wood thickness
 
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