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Just wanted to say hello. I am new to woodworking and have completed some small projects just to get familiar with the tools. I am currently working on a blanket chest and my dovetails are not coming out very well. the blind part isn't deep enough to accept the tails.
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Just wanted to say hello. I am new to woodworking and have completed some small projects just to get familiar with the tools. I am currently working on a blanket chest and my dovetails are not coming out very well. the blind part isn't deep enough to accept the tails.
Chris,
Once you get the bit adjusted to cut the depth just right, you will feel so much satisfaction and if you are not hooked on woodwowrking yet, you will be. Getting those cuts to come out just the way you want them is so much of the joy of thiss endeavor.

Wishing your the best and let us know how the project comes out.

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Hi everyone, New to wood working, I would like to get a router table any thought on the
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Just wanted to say hello. I am new to woodworking and have completed some small projects just to get familiar with the tools. I am currently working on a blanket chest and my dovetails are not coming out very well. the blind part isn't deep enough to accept the tails.
Hi Chris, welcome to the forum.

What make jig are you using?

I have been playing with a couple of jigs lately and found, on some, there is a bar on the top that is moved back to allow that cut to be deeper.

Do you have the manual for your jig?

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Since you are making a chest have you thought of making through dovetails? Also if you have more than one router use one with an oversized straight bit with an oversized bushing to hog out a lot of the waste. This allows for much smoother cut with the finish bit. Malcolm / Kentucky USA
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