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Got the Akeda set up and made first dovetail of any kind. Ignore the tear out, that will be delt with in time, just glad to have a set of instruction I can half way understand.
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Got the Akeda set up and made first dovetail of any kind. Ignore the tear out, that will be delt with in time, just glad to have a set of instruction I can half way understand.
Way to go , Jerry.

Not too bad for the first effort.

Will we be seeing all dovetail drawers from now on???

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I'd be real interested in what your thoughts are of that machine once you have a few miles on it...for a first attempt, thats none to shabby!!!

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Thank you Jim, I think you will. Either that or box joints.
I can tell you already that it's a "keeper", any time I can read an instruction manual and put into action what it says well, for me that is a great accomplishnent

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Jerry, approximately how many trees were used in test pieces before you ended up with such perfect fitting joints?

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Harry, we're not talking trees here, we're talking forests.
Sorry Jerry, it really is a nice looking joint.




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The only problem I have with that tool, or any for that matter, is one has to be smarter then the tool to work it!! That is where the big rub comes in!!! I only tried three or four times before I did the one you saw. Right after that I did the item below. It really seems straight forward when I follow the write up and pictures,

So far it is worth what I have paid for it. The dust collector works real well. I have decided to use the Sears router in stead of the DeWALT for now. I think I will do a short write up on this one as it is straight forward.
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Hi Jerry

Nice job on your 1st.dovetail box..

You may want to check out the links below for some tips on the jig..like using stock other than 3/4" thick lumber and not put the dovetails in so deep to give your project a lighter look.

YouTube - ‪Woodcraft Presents Cutting Dovetails With The AKEDA Dovetail Jig‬‎
YouTube - ‪Akeda Jig System‬‎

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So far it is worth what I have paid for it. The dust collector works real well. I have decided to use the Sears router in stead of the DeWALT for now. I think I will do a short write up on this one as it is straight forward.



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Jerry,

The more you use the Akeda - the more you will like it. Many of the Woodcraft locations have parts and acessories on thier clearence tables. It takes aliitle time calling around to the locations but you can score some good stuff at 25 - 80 % off. Can't get it on line anymore but I got a set a full set of bits, 9 & 11 degree fingers, and a whiteside undersize bit for less that $50 including shipping from one of the TN stores just 2 weeks ago. I also got some bushings from the New Mexico store for less than $10.

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Nice job Jerry. Hope your recovery goes well.
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