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post #1 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-17-2006, 02:47 PM Thread Starter
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Default DoveTail Jig for the Router Table

Through DoveTail Jig for the Router Table
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For the hand/Plunge Router

See Link below for more details ▼
http://www.routerforums.com/jigs-fix...ail-jig-2.html

New link to the Katie jig on the Sommerfeldtools web site.
http://www.mailwareweb.com/sommerfeld/item.asp?n=KJ&f=1
http://www.katiejig.com/

I did rework the Katie Jig because it didn't come with the board clamp that they now show as a add on item.
And the stop blocks on the top, it will now will let you set it up true and sq. for both sides at the same time.

Just a side note*** Look at the router bits in the box you will see a O-Ring under the lock ring, this keeps the lock ring from dropping down if the set screw comes out when you are using the bit,this is just a safe guard, the little set screws have a way of coming out at the wrong time.
( set screws,,,just two treads hold them in place and they strip easy)
And the router bit will nail your jig if it drops.

I used 4ea. 3/4" thick x 4" wide x 19" long Poplar milled down to the 2 7/8" wide that's called for the in setup guide, for the Main part and Hard Maple 4/4 for the other parts. (clamps and knobs)
If you need any more info PLEASE just ask .

For the T-Bolts I used 5/16-18 sq. nuts and some full thread rod and some super glue (thick type) total cost for the 3 1/4" long T-bolts .20 cents ea.

To do 1/4" or 3/8" stock just flip the slide block over on the top so the stock can be clamped in place without the slide block hanging down over the main block.
You will still have the slide block to keep it true on both side.
Just put a " X " on the inside of stock when you make the pins and pockets and they will all come out right on the button with almost no sanding .

You can also use the straight slots on one side of the jig to make Box Joints on the router table. (small and big ones,(slots) up to 18" long in one setup



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post #2 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-17-2006, 06:07 PM
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Super JOB, TWITA Bj
Those look like MLCS dovetail plates ?
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Thanks Router

Yep they are (MLCS plates) Made one or two like the Katie jig for about 1/4 the price and they should work great on large case work like a blanket chess, etc. without buying more parts from the Mfg. like Katie.

Still need to pick up some 3/8" I.D. x 1" springs to hold the clamp bars out a bit but other than that they are done and ready to go to work.

see links on page 2 on this forum for the plates.
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post #4 of 33 (permalink) Old 11-17-2006, 07:04 PM
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RO, you got it.

MLCS does have the best price on plates, Although I wish they made them slightly deeper for 1" thick woods, if I'm not mistaken their plates only work with 3/4" thick but I could be wrong ??

I'll post some pics tomorrow from my updated BOX JOINT jig.
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Hi Router

They will do up to 1 1/8" thick on the small one and up to 1 3/8" on the big one, just need to move the plate and lock it down with the wood screw in the base plate,the pins are always the same it's the pocket that needs to be deeper so it lines up at the corners .
They use a 3/4" dovetail bit and a 3/8" bit for the pockets.

Did you make a new box jig or just a update to the Oak-Park one ?

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That's good to know, Thanks Bj.
It's my old BOX jig the one in the picture that will get an upgrade.
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Hi Router

That's a long jig looks like a 24" ?, that's what John need to make his bird houses .
Where did you get it ?, and how much did it set you back if you don't mind telling.
1/2" ? or 3/8" max ? 5/8" wide slot ?
Looks like it gets smaller as it goes to the right or is that just the picture ?

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It’s 28” long Bj, I got it back in 92 or 93.
It’s porter cable omni jig plate,( don’t have the jig ) which I think it’s still sold. I saw it lying around in a tool store back in CA and it cost me 40 – 45 I think. The rest as they say is history of box joint projects.
It makes ˝” joints but it can cut 1-1/8 thick stock with it.

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Thanks Router for the feed back

I like it , I like it alot I just hate seeing new tools that I want and so does my BOSS hahahaha LOL.
I just added a new item for my wish list for Xmax. the BOSS said well maybe she bugs me all year long for a list and when I find one. see always will say maybe hahahahahahaha, can't live with them and you can't live without them ...I just want a yes or no, I hate MAYBE it drives me nuts....

Anyway thanks for the info and my BOSS said thanks also

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Well, at least your boss doesn’t think that you’re insane. My boss keeps wanting me to get a table saw, miter saw, jointer and few things and she says she’ll pay for’em but I keep getting routers. It drives her nuts.
When we first started dating many moons ago, on the first date I took her to a tool store and introduced her to DW625 and few cmt router bits.
The first time we went out of town I had a briefcase with me and she though I had something romantic in there and then when I opened it up it was few router magazines and bottle of vodka.
Poor girl….
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