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I'm looking for ideas for making a home made dovetail jig.
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Welcome to the forum, Lou.

For something as precise as that, I prefer to buy.

When you start the jig, please post some pictures.

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Welcome. I agree, much easier to buy. If you are wanting to go that route I consider learning to hand cut. I guess it depends on what and how many.

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Lou, Good luck on the jig. Never did finish mine but I did get most of the bugs out of the fork duplication process. If you go the Kattie Jig route be patient and take your time. Will say that the sheer flush trim (or probably better the spiral) is a must when going against the grain. Be very careful on the setup and don't let the cutter get to the master and you'll avoid one of the mistakes I made.

I had to put stuff on hold for a while due to a couple of life issues. Nothing nasty just stuff that came up that superseded hobby interests. When the dust finally settles I WILL finish it a few other things that have had to wait for a while.


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There are many different ones on the Internet, and in the woodworking books! They involve the router, band saw Table saw, and their are some that You can build that will help You on a trapezoidal box! Many of the Shop Notes ,Wood smith are on the company site! Don't forget Home made jigs, as a search! All of of those listed are excellent choices! Good luck!

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