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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 03-31-2008, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Oak Park box-joint jigs for dovetails - please help

I have been making box joints using my Oak Park jigs and I've really enjoyed doing it so far. I'm working on a box right now and I'd like to use through-dovetail joinery but I don't know where to begin!

How can I make a box with dovetail joinery using the oak-park box-joint jigs?

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Hi duckarrowtypes

Sorry to say you can't,,,it's not made to do that job.
Note the last line

Making Dovetails With A Spacer Fence

per Bob R. and Rick R.
"The 3/8" spacer fence can also be used with a 1/2" dovetail bit to make dovetail spices and sliding dovetails.
Please note this jig is not used for making dovetails on corners."


http://www.routerworkshop.com/boxjoints.html

Here's one that will do the job plus some..
http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shops...vetailjig.html



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I have been making box joints using my Oak Park jigs and I've really enjoyed doing it so far. I'm working on a box right now and I'd like to use through-dovetail joinery but I don't know where to begin!

How can I make a box with dovetail joinery using the oak-park box-joint jigs?

Thanks!
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Thanks! So can you tell me some basics? If I'm going to use, say, a 1/2" dovetail bit then how do I know what straight bit to use and what size bushing to use?
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Hi duck

Well lets take your question down to parts

No bushing needed on the OP spacer jigs.

If you going to put in sliding dovetails, the 3/8" spacer jig is the one you would use,, the 1/2" dovetail bit is 1/2" at the big end of the cutter and 3/8" on the small end on the cutter,,,that's the only bit you will need to use.

Using A straight bit on the OP jigs is always the size of the jig you have bolted down and want to put in ..for the box joint..lets say you want to put in 1/2" slots for a box joint then the jig would be the 1/2" one and a 1/2" straight router bit..

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Thanks! So can you tell me some basics? If I'm going to use, say, a 1/2" dovetail bit then how do I know what straight bit to use and what size bushing to use?



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Thanks for the help, Bob. I decided that I had better do this right from the get-go. I went out to Woodcraft last night and bought a Leigh Super-12 jig. What a great product! It comes with a DVD, very useful manual, and a fantastic jig that I can probably pass down to my grandchildren!

Now I just need to find some time to open up the box. (rolls eyes)
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Duck,

I checked out your site, pretty impressive work.

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I checked out your site, pretty impressive work.
Thanks, kp! How nice of you to say so.
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You'er Welcome duckarrow

The Leigh Super-12 jig is a great jig and will do a great job

It's on the high end for dovetail jigs and box joints PLUS more...


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Thanks for the help, Bob. I decided that I had better do this right from the get-go. I went out to Woodcraft last night and bought a Leigh Super-12 jig. What a great product! It comes with a DVD, very useful manual, and a fantastic jig that I can probably pass down to my grandchildren!

Now I just need to find some time to open up the box. (rolls eyes)



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You'er Welcome duckarrow

The Leigh Super-12 jig is a great jig and will do a great job

It's on the high end for dovetail jigs and box joints PLUS more...
You're certainly right about it being on the high end. I've bought so many crappy tools that I decided to actually buy the right thing FIRST this time around.
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Duck welcome to the forums. Yes the jig will work for dove tails here the link to help you out. http://www.routerworkshop.com/boxjoints.html#268

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