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Hello, my name is Gary and I want to build some nice and hopefully unique furrniture for my grandkids. I have some experiance in formica cabinets from long ago. That was my fathers vocation. I chose refrigeration for mine. I have my dads shop and equipment as I live in the house I grew up in. Now at age of 60 I have the time and really want to work with wood. I know how to build a plywood carcass and cover with formica but that's about it. I've been trying to decide on a dovetail jig. Been looking at the keller 1601 and the Leigh D4r but don't witch way to go. Was hopeing some one would help me.

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Welcome to the forum. I would get the project decided on first, then find the jig. I have the Keller, and it's built like a beast. You might want to get the phenolic one and save yourself $100, if you're not going to be doing a huge amount of work with it. Mr. Keller has provided great customer service.

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The Leigh R9 Plus jig is pretty neat at around $274 including a router bit set.

Only through dove tails and box joints so no half blind or sliding etc.

There are cheaper ones out there of course. The beauty of the R9 is that you can cut dove tails on almost unlimited lengths of timber.

The jig from MLCS cannot be ignored for price and versatility.
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Hey guys, thanks so much for the input. Doug I don't have any one thing in mind at this time. I will probibly start with some toy or blancket chest. But would also like to do some rocking chairs and some tek and some mohoginy out side furniture. Hey I loved the starspangledbanner, thanks. I appreciate the welcome James, Australia's on my bucketlist for sure. I looked at the R9, Is it about equal with the keller 1601?
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Thanks folks for the help. Got on craigslist and found a guy a few miles from here who was selling off a lot of his surplus tools. I bought a truck load that included a omnijig 7116. not really what I was looking for but the price was right. I've used up some scraps on it and it works really well. Half blind templete only.

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