Black & Decker Dovetail Jig
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).