Stotts Dovetail Template - Router Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-03-2011, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Country: United States
First Name: Kelly
Posts: 213
 
Default Stotts Dovetail Template

Has anyone tried a Stots Dovetail Template Master? It looks quite interesting.

Thanks

KR
Kelly Rittgers is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-04-2011, 02:04 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Country: United States
First Name: Randal
Posts: 132
 
Default

I was/am interested, but a couple of things:

One, I was hoping to share it with my father, but the license agreement seems to eliminate that (neither one of us would use it enough to justify one by ourselves).

Two, I have searched here, and read reviews, and it seems to get shot down somewhat, as a (paraphrased) kit to make a dovetail jig, and it requires certain bits.
LinuxRandal is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-04-2011, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Country: United States
First Name: Kelly
Posts: 213
 
Default

I watched a bunch of videos on it. Doesn't seem bad for 85.00 which is what I think it sells for with bits. I am sure the videos make it look easier than it really is. I think it comes with a money back guarantee. Could be wrong.

KR
Kelly Rittgers is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-04-2011, 10:50 AM
Registered User
 
Twill57's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Country: United States
First Name: Tom
Posts: 103
 
Default

I think it is worth the small investment. Once the template is made, set-up is very easy and accurate. Works well from drawers to blanket chests.
Twill57 is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-04-2011, 11:50 AM
Honored Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Country: United States
First Name: pat
Posts: 1,053
 
Default

Thinkin' the system requires 3/4" MDF as the templet material. (Thinner stock is too flexible). A strange one for me, unless there have been changes since I last studied.
Appreciate, that way & dovetail bits are already working beyond their safe engineering limits (extreme narrow neck, skinny shanks and long flute fragility) so to make them work with a 3/4" thick templet, (demanding more cutter extension), just doesn't make sense to this novice.
Quillman is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-04-2011, 01:01 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Country: United States
First Name: Randal
Posts: 132
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Quillman View Post
Thinkin' the system requires 3/4" MDF as the templet material. (Thinner stock is too flexible). A strange one for me, unless there have been changes since I last studied.
Appreciate, that way & dovetail bits are already working beyond their safe engineering limits (extreme narrow neck, skinny shanks and long flute fragility) so to make them work with a 3/4" thick templet, (demanding more cutter extension), just doesn't make sense to this novice.
That is something else I wondered about. If one uses something other then MDF (some plastics), couldn't one make one thinner?

Even if 3/4" I would be tempted to use plastic that might last longer then MDF.
LinuxRandal is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-04-2011, 01:16 PM
Forum Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Country: United States
First Name: Bj
Posts: 23,786
       
Default

Hi

I have the Stotts jig, it's not to bad, you don't need to made a new dovetail jig to use it, it's just a way to keep the master jig like new or if you want to make a longer jig.

The MDF stocks works well for making a new jig but you must get the bits with the Stotts jig, it's base on the 1/2" bearing ,it's must have item..I many dovetail bits with the 1/2" bearing on them and they will just not work with the jig..

======

=========




"It's fine to disagree with other members as long as you respect their opinions"

Marc Sommerfeld Tools ,Videos
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT-n...RWaEpMA/videos

Find all threads started by bobj3
http://www.routerforums.com/search.php?searchid=944097


bobj3 is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-04-2011, 02:56 PM
Honored Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Country: United States
First Name: pat
Posts: 1,053
 
Default

"If one uses something other then MDF (some plastics), couldn't one make one thinner?"

Laminated phenolic (usually canvass) is the gold standard for a thin dovetail templet; it is stiff enough but requires some heavy duty routing & milling to create. Anybody can make a dust-bowl MDF templet.
Thermoplastics (acrylic, polyethylene, P.carbonate) are not stiff enough when thin.
Open tines (the comb) are just so poorly supported, thicker stock is called for.
Notwithstanding, and Keller has exploited this, a thin strong templet in plastic is possible if the tines are continuous. That is, the legs possess the required straight or dovetailed angle & length but they keep going way beyond their required length. They are unbroken like a lasso.
Quillman is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Porter Cable 55160 Omnijig Review Echonav Tool Reviews 19 06-21-2015 02:59 AM
Dovetail template Anthony Mootra Guide Bushings and Templates 10 04-09-2010 09:21 PM
For Sale: Sears/Craftsman 2579 router dovetail joint template kit. $25, Craigslist Anchorage BigJimAK Woodworking Classifieds 0 01-09-2010 06:40 PM
Make a 1/4" dovetail template Solt Guide Bushings and Templates 5 12-08-2009 01:18 PM
Rockler dovetail jig template Mike The Bargain Bin 1 07-14-2007 09:07 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome