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I was helping an ederly neighbor clean up her baasement yesterday and found an old B&D dovetail jig. She offered me the jig and some money for my help and I said keep your money but if you don't want the jig I'll take it.

Now the problem, it's definetely old, I would says 70's vintage. There are no numbers, letters or any other identifying marks, except for Black & Decker, The Black & Decker Company, Townson MD. It didn't come with any instructions. I believe it is complete, but seems very simple, could be some missing parts. I will post a pic of it as soon as I can figure out how. I've been trying, but it's not been working.

Assuming I can ID this jig, I'm very new (10 minutes maybe) to dovetailing. However, I have to make new cabinets for the kitchen, so I would like to make dovetail drawer boxes. As a generic question and I'm sure there are an infinite number of variables here, what size guide bushing should I use. I plan on using 1/2" maple stock for the boxes.

Also, does any body have one of these jigs, is a 3/4 hp router enough to cut dovetails. I have a newly acquired Makita M361 that I would like to dedicate to this purpose (thnx, allthunbs for the idea).

Thanx,
Ross
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Hi Ross:

Any photos? It might help us to help you.

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HI Ross

I only one that B & D made is the one below that I know about is this the same one you have ?

http://cgi.ebay.com/BLACK-AND-DECKER...QQcmdZViewItem

here's a link to a manual that should do the trick,,most are setup the same way...you just don't have the pull down lock handles...

http://grizzly.com/images/manuals/h0983_m.pdf

http://www.toolpartsdirect.com/cgi-bin/partbrands.cgi
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Hi all,
I was helping an ederly neighbor clean up her baasement yesterday and found an old B&D dovetail jig. She offered me the jig and some money for my help and I said keep your money but if you don't want the jig I'll take it.

Now the problem, it's definetely old, I would says 70's vintage. There are no numbers, letters or any other identifying marks, except for Black & Decker, The Black & Decker Company, Townson MD. It didn't come with any instructions. I believe it is complete, but seems very simple, could be some missing parts. I will post a pic of it as soon as I can figure out how. I've been trying, but it's not been working.

Assuming I can ID this jig, I'm very new (10 minutes maybe) to dovetailing. However, I have to make new cabinets for the kitchen, so I would like to make dovetail drawer boxes. As a generic question and I'm sure there are an infinite number of variables here, what size guide bushing should I use. I plan on using 1/2" maple stock for the boxes.

Also, does any body have one of these jigs, is a 3/4 hp router enough to cut dovetails. I have a newly acquired Makita M361 that I would like to dedicate to this purpose (thnx, allthunbs for the idea).

Thanx,
Ross


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Thanx Bob!!! I've been a member for less than a week, the support and info on this forum is simply amazing. I'm gonna head out to the shop and make some sawdust!!!
Thanx again,
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You're Welcome Ross

Make a cup for me too (saw dust),,, I should but I'm a bit lazy today

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You will want to use the collar that fits the best in the fingers of the jig.
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If i am not mistaken, Sears sold those back in the 70,s If so, i have the instructions somewhere for it. If so, I will try to post them.

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Hi Howard, thanx for the reply. I've been using it for a few days now and I think I 've got it about right. If you have the instructions, PLEASE post them. They can only help.

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Ross, I have what looks like the same dovetail jig, also a copy of the instructions, if you don't receive them from elsewhere, just email or send me a PM with your street address and I will post them out to you, this would be better than emailing copies.

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Thanks for posting the link. I have the same jig and never had a copy of the real instructions.
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