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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-18-2012, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Hi, I'm new here.
I am looking to build a shop built
dovetail butterfly jig.
Any help would be appreciated.
To purchase one is a big expense and
I don't know how much I will be using it.
Framework mostly.
Thanks,
Jim
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Jim - I don't think I have ever seen plans for a homemade dovetail jig. First, it would be very difficult to construct. Second, I don't think you can achieve the tolerances necessary to build a homemade rig. Any error in the setup would show up as a sloppy dovetail joint. You may have to bite the bullet and go with a store-bought unit.
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Jim - As soon as I say I've never seen one (in 35 yrs) I happened across this one at the Plansnow website: Dovetail Jig Woodworking Plan
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Hi Jim

Are you talking about making a
Butterfly Dovetail Key jig

or \Dovetail jig ??? if so both are easy to make, the dovetail jig ,all you need to do is buy one finger template and the rest of it is easy..

If it's butterfly jig see the links below in the WoodSmith download items they have a plan for that one.

see the links for the finger template that you must have to make your own dovetail jig. ▼ a 14.00 dollar item..
http://www.routerforums.com/woodwork...d-new-box.html

http://www.woodsmithshop.com/episode...ntro_small.flv
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Hi, I'm new here.
I am looking to build a shop built
dovetail butterfly jig.
Any help would be appreciated.
To purchase one is a big expense and
I don't know how much I will be using it.
Framework mostly.
Thanks,
Jim


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