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Where can I find a miter jig that allows me to cut dovetails at a 45 degree angle? In order to make clamps for the legs of a table? And what is it called?

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I built one for a lady that wanted to do the same thing (I think) - I made hers a router table with a forward sliding fence that slanted at 45 degrees (adjustable) and a series of incrementing holes in the bed. This fit her needs better than me using the Bridgeport and making a dedicated purpose unit of stainless steel. Hope this is of some help as I do not know of a commercial unit even though I have heard many request over the years.

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The Kehoe Dovetail Jig :: dovetailsplinejig.com

Smokey, not exactly sure if this is what you're looking for

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Interesting jig has anyone used it? If so what do you think about it?
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Thanks very much for the replys guys. I am going to put an ad in the classifieds.
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The only jig I am aware of designed for making 45 dovetails on the ends of a board to join the aprons on a table was made by Oak Park as featured on the Router Workshop TV show. I have one and I can tell you it works great. You can build your own or maybe find one on craigslist/Ebay.
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Yes that is what I'm looking for Mike!! I finished RW #108 last night and decided I needed one of those!
I am now trying to purchase one or find the plans and pictures to make one. Any (and all) help is appreciated ))

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shop made one and the Oak Park jig

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Yes that is what I'm looking for Mike!! I finished RW #108 last night and decided I needed one of those!
I am now trying to purchase one or find the plans and pictures to make one. Any (and all) help is appreciated ))


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I did this a while back, but how about 120 degree dovetails. Cut by hand, the hardest part was clamping it all together.
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Hi Duncan

Nice job but no need to do it the hard way or to say by hand when it can be done easy and quick with the router table a slot sled jig, I use rubber bands to clamp them up..
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Merle Band Clamp with Self Adjusting Jaws

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