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.
Last edited by Chris Curl; 11-14-2012 at 12:08 PM.