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I have been using my router and my Jet dovetail jig, and i must say, i feel like a moron. I read the directions, watched a video, and still cant seem to get a decent joint. This really is a finely tuned skill acquired over time. If i ever come across as cocky, or overconfident, remind me of this post~~~!

Now, can anyone direct me to something that will go into real detail for this IBM engineer who learns by seeing it done? I catch on quickly, but need to be pointed in the right direction by those who have done this, if you dont mind please.

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keep practicing with some scraps then you will became good.
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If you have everything setup correctly and are still getting too loose, or too tight a joint, it's usually the bit that needs adjusting up or down ever so slightly. This is where the trial and error (practice) comes in.
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im not even sure what bits to use. i guess i need to read up some more. i got a book on routing that i will start reading tonight.
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Hi RL

It's not you it's the jig ,the Jet and others like it are one of the hardest to setup and use,,pull the manual out and do one page at a time from the get go , don't by pass one step...
I have some snapshots in my uploads how to rework the jig so it works right every time..the key is not let any of the parts of the jig move from side to side..or front to back..when you clamp the stock in place..


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I have been using my router and my Jet dovetail jig, and i must say, i feel like a moron. I read the directions, watched a video, and still cant seem to get a decent joint. This really is a finely tuned skill acquired over time. If i ever come across as cocky, or overconfident, remind me of this post~~~!

Now, can anyone direct me to something that will go into real detail for this IBM engineer who learns by seeing it done? I catch on quickly, but need to be pointed in the right direction by those who have done this, if you dont mind please.

Thanks

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