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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-14-2011, 10:45 AM Thread Starter
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Thumbs up Katie Jig Dovetails-simple, clean

Hi - Jukebox here.
- My preference in woodworking is cabinetry altho I do all the other usual stuff.
- When I am not woodworking I do model railroading - HO scale.
-Dovetail joinery incented me to join Router Forum.
-Thanks for the invite.
-I am retired and my passion is finding good/used woodworking tools - save my bucks for buying rough sawn woods. Old tools are my preference altho I like finding a good tool with some advantages that the older ones didn't have, ie, DeWalt surface planer.
- I am spoiled in that I built my wood shop building and it is a guy's dream "man-cave": tons of woodworking quality toys (mostly used) ~ no more Craftsman or Black n Decker stuff or other so-so names in tools.
-Long ago, I was one of the first kids on the block with a decent dovetail system, it was the Porter-Cable 24" Omni-Jig. Great for making tall cedar chests. Set up was hit and miss but I eventually got the hang of it..........took some doin' ! !
-Recently I found the Katie Jig from Sommerfeld Tools. Mark S. not only sells this sys but he also produced a no-nonsense Dovetail DVD to go along with it - $10 bucks.
-My router table is a "Bench Dog" steel router table attached to the left of the blade of my table saw. Tremendous tool - this table is machined perfectly. For a lift mechanism, I went with the Woodpecker. Yep - really cool toys.
-Katie Jig for dovetails - simply orient your work piece onto this jig and slide it over and around your router bit............life doesn't get any funner than this. Dovetails are a snap to make. I wish I had found this system much sooner.
-Highly recommend you borrow or buy Mark Sommerfeld's DVD and see for yourself how easy dovetails can be. If you do nothing else, buy his DVD and then use the infomration to base your decisions on........it's practical info if your shopping for a dovetail system whether hand-held routing or gliding a jig on your router table.
-No, I don't sell these things but since I found out how well they work, I encourage others to view the DVD and make your own decision on which one you'd like to have for your shop.

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Hi Jukebox

I will 2nd your post
Most don't know how easy they can put in dovetails with the right dovetail jig, I made my own copy of the Katie jg for the wider jobs..

see my uploads for pictures and text how to make one ..easy stuff..and at a very low cost.
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Hi - Jukebox here.
- My preference in woodworking is cabinetry altho I do all the other usual stuff.
- When I am not woodworking I do model railroading - HO scale.
-Dovetail joinery incented me to join Router Forum.
-Thanks for the invite.
-I am retired and my passion is finding good/used woodworking tools - save my bucks for buying rough sawn woods. Old tools are my preference altho I like finding a good tool with some advantages that the older ones didn't have, ie, DeWalt surface planer.
- I am spoiled in that I built my wood shop building and it is a guy's dream "man-cave": tons of woodworking quality toys (mostly used) ~ no more Craftsman or Black n Decker stuff or other so-so names in tools.
-Long ago, I was one of the first kids on the block with a decent dovetail system, it was the Porter-Cable 24" Omni-Jig. Great for making tall cedar chests. Set up was hit and miss but I eventually got the hang of it..........took some doin' ! !
-Recently I found the Katie Jig from Sommerfeld Tools. Mark S. not only sells this sys but he also produced a no-nonsense Dovetail DVD to go along with it - $10 bucks.
-My router table is a "Bench Dog" steel router table attached to the left of the blade of my table saw. Tremendous tool - this table is machined perfectly. For a lift mechanism, I went with the Woodpecker. Yep - really cool toys.
-Katie Jig for dovetails - simply orient your work piece onto this jig and slide it over and around your router bit............life doesn't get any funner than this. Dovetails are a snap to make. I wish I had found this system much sooner.
-Highly recommend you borrow or buy Mark Sommerfeld's DVD and see for yourself how easy dovetails can be. If you do nothing else, buy his DVD and then use the infomration to base your decisions on........it's practical info if your shopping for a dovetail system whether hand-held routing or gliding a jig on your router table.
-No, I don't sell these things but since I found out how well they work, I encourage others to view the DVD and make your own decision on which one you'd like to have for your shop.

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BJ, do you like the Katie or the General. I thought you were promoting the General. Or apples to oranges? Is one better than the other.

Thanks for the tip on that DVD. This is a reasonable price for a DVD like that.

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Hi KR

Well it comes down to the bottom line, the General is only 50.oo and the Katie is 240.oo or so, the General is for the Blind type dovetails the norm..
But I do like the Katie the best it's so easy to use out of All the dovetail jgs that I have and I have used/tried out many of them,,,I think I have too many of them

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Thanks for the tip on that DVD. This is a reasonable price for a DVD like that.

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Regarding the Katie Jig. Is there a difference between the Sommerfeld offering and the katiejig website offering? I assume that boxjoint fingers have to be purchased for the joint, correct?
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Hi

If you want to put in box joints you will need to buy the fingers for it..
" difference between " = well yes and no , the Katie web site has the smaller fixture and Marc will not have it listed, I don't recall the Katie web site listing the Blind dovetail finger template nor the bits for it..

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as for Katie Jig, I dont' know how good it is, but it is way too expensive.
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Hi will

It's great,how about $14.90,not so expensive and you can use it to make you own Katie jig,very easy.

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Hi Bob,
What is the $14.9 thing you talked about? I don't understand your pictures. Any link for that?
Any details to build my own katie jig? That's interesting. Thanks

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