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Hi. I'm Jay, and I'm looking for some plans for a dovetail jig. Any help?
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Hi Jay, try "woodgears.ca" for some amazing jigs and home built projects
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Stumpy nubs made a very intricate one and has plans for sale.
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Hi. I'm Jay, and I'm looking for some plans for a dovetail jig. Any help?
Woodsmith [or Shopnotes not sure which] had very detailed plans for one a long time back. I may have it, but i'm in the process of moving and can't get to it right now. it was pretty elaborate and probably labor intensive to build.

You could go to their website and ask them which issue it was in.
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Woodsmith [or Shopnotes not sure which] had very detailed plans for one a long time back. I may have it, but i'm in the process of moving and can't get to it right now. it was pretty elaborate and probably labor intensive to build.

You could go to their website and ask them which issue it was in.
It was Woodsmith, Issue 58, page 16 (circa 1988) if you're still searching around for it. If you're talking about the half-blind jig!

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Fine Woodworking had an article about building a dovetail jig, but I have no idea what issue it was. It was 10 or more years ago. You might want to look for a Stots Dovetail Jig. It's actually a template and not really a jig. You use it to make a dovetail jig. There are Youtube videos available on it.

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i am also interested in making a dovetail jig. looking at jigs you can buy, one side has straight fingers and the other has fingers shaped like isosceles triangles. how do they work?

are the angles on the triangle side of the jig the same as the angle of the bit that goes with the jig? for example, if it is an 8 degree dovetail bit, is the top angle of the triangle 16 degrees (each side being 8 degrees off the perpendicular)?

if so, then all we need to do is figure out the spacing and i can make a google sketchup template for making a jig. the idea wold be to print it out full scale and attach the printout to a board which then shows exactly how to shape the thing.

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You can start from sq.1 but no need ,I suggest you buy the video below.
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It will show you how easy it can be...it's only 10.oo bucks and well worth the price...you can buy the fork at the same time..(7/16" one) the bit you can off ebay at a great price also to off set the total price.
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i am also interested in making a dovetail jig. looking at jigs you can buy, one side has straight fingers and the other has fingers shaped like isosceles triangles. how do they work?

are the angles on the triangle side of the jig the same as the angle of the bit that goes with the jig? for example, if it is an 8 degree dovetail bit, is the top angle of the triangle 16 degrees (each side being 8 degrees off the perpendicular)?

if so, then all we need to do is figure out the spacing and i can make a google sketchup template for making a jig. the idea wold be to print it out full scale and attach the printout to a board which then shows exactly how to shape the thing.



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ok. i did some more research, and i now understand how to use it. it does look very straightforward.

so all i need is one of the forks and i can make my own.

would anyone be willing to loan me a fork for a couple of days? i promise i'll send it right back, along with a copy of it as a thank you.

or if that person would like to copy one of theirs and send it to me, i'd be more than happy to pay shipping and a couple of dollars as to cover the cost of the wood and a cup of coffee.

heck fire. or even just a trace of one that i can use to make a template out of.

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