New to this forum
Good Morning All
I am a first timer for this forum. My name is Jake and I am a retired electrical engineer in Chicago. I have been working with wood all of my life but only at the utility level up till retirement 3 yrs ago. I have been collecting all of the basic machines for finer projects (sans lathe), mostly for cabinet making. In the past I had a sound company and made a variety of speaker cabinets, portable turntable units, amp racks, etc. Basic woodworking skills all done with a radial arm saw! Now I am getting into real finished products.
What brought me to this forum is the search for better instructions than the ones that were included in the Rockler Dovetail jig. I just completed drawer/storage cabinet for my workbench and I was interested in refining the drawers by learning how to make dovetails with a jig. The guy who did a review from newwoodworker.com says that they are clear and understandable. They are by no means detailed or clear. Maybe to a long time dovetailer/woodworker, but not to the novice. I figured out most of the details on my own because a lot of the instructions are very misleading and didn't make sense.
So, does anyone out here have any advice and/or experience using the Rockler jig? I just want to make sure I am doing it right. My first attempt at the halfblind dovetails didn't fit at all. I do believe that I have to make height adjustments with the bit. I didn't get a chance yesterday to fiddle with adjustments, but I will attempt to do it today (hopefully without killing myself or destroying a template, lol).
Thanks to all