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.