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  1. Jigs and Fixtures
    I just purchased a Keller journeyman router jig. I was wondering if anybody else had this jig and might have some tips for using it. My router is a Bosch 1617, also new. I'm like a kid at Christmas!
  2. Jigs and Fixtures
    I'm trying to find information about how to make a dovetail jig setup block. I have a Rockler DT jig and want to be able to make varying height drawers without having to readjust the jig every time (a considerable time investment). I just can't envision how to do this. I've only made a few...
  3. New Member Introductions
    Hi. New member here. I picked up and started testing out a Harbor Freight dovetail jig. The router bit cut too far into the horizontal piece. I offset it by about 1/4 inch and the pins and tails fit better. I doubt this is the correct solution to this issue. Any help? The hold down bar on the...
  4. Woodworking Classifieds
    A few weeks after buying this jig I got a screaming deal on a Leigh. It's been sitting in my shop for a couple of years, along with a set of the Prazi dovetail bits. The jig sells for $100 and the bits go for $60 on the Prazi site (but could be bought for a little less on eBay). Asking $90 for...
  5. New Member Introductions
    Hi there everyone, I'm new to the forums and to this site but basically I'm looking for instructions on how to use the Rockwell model 5008 dovetail jig. It's a very base madel and seems straight forward but I can't find no instructions online nowhere. Please help me out anyone.
  6. Guide Bushings and Templates
    My dovetail jig says to use a .40" guide or bushing, which I can't find. If I use a 3/8" one, which I don't have, what am I going to need to do to compensate? Also top edges of parts are misaligned by about 1/64" - 1/32". Not sure if this is from bit being off center or not. Shank looks...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Hello, I'm new to the forum, but not new to woodworking. Just bought a PC 4216 jig and was trying to get help in learning how to go about setting it up. Instructions are very lacking. Found some videos that have helped me out, but if anyone has any pointers that will help out a newbie, I'd...
  8. Jigs and Fixtures
    As a person who has used both free hand and table mounted routers over a couple of years to build guitars I'm after some advise on buying a dovetail jig? As you can see I'm located in Melbourne Australia but happy to buy the right solution online. I simply need your experience and insight to...
  9. New Member Introductions
    I have owned a cheap Black & Decker router and a cheap table for over 30 years and have used it a few times. Now, I have been making, and selling on eBay, custom pine guitar amplifier cabinets. I have been using box joints on a table saw with a very easy to build jig and a dado blade. After I...
  10. New Member Introductions
    I am new to the forum and found it after typing in 'Dakota dovetail jig' on Google... I am a happy occasional woodworker and guess what I just bought? Yep, see above. I look forward to seeing all the questions and answers on here and hope I can supply some of each. All the best and happy chipping.
  11. New Member Introductions
    just starting to get used to new router........having trouble with dovetail jig from Rockler.........video on you tube demo makes it look so easy, but in trying to copy what the demo shows, I am burning the wood a little and very hard to cut the tails. using jig No. 860
  12. New Member Introductions
    Hello all: My name is Gerry and I am fairly new to wood working. I have a small area in the corner of the garage to do my puttering in. I have a few basic wood working tools; table saw. bandsaw. jointer, planer, lathe, router and drill press. I get along with all the machines but I do have a...
  13. Jigs and Fixtures
    Hi all, Just saw an Akeda 16 on eBay. I know that they are as rare as Hen's Teeth these days, as I had a very hard time finding mine. Anyway, FYI, there is one up for sale. Regards, Brian
  14. Jigs and Fixtures
    I'd like to purchase a dovetail jig for cabinet drawers and small boxes. Is the Porter Cable 4210 for $120 a good solution? Or should I be looking at something else? Cheaper the better! Anyone ever touch this Harbor Frieght model? Dovetail Machine Item # 34102 Manufacturer: Central Machinery
  15. Woodworking Classifieds
    Hi ... I have an older PC 4210 dovetail jig for sale. It is in excellent condition and comes with the manual. $50 firm plus shipping. If interested, send me an email at [email protected] or call 262-681-1425. Larry
  16. Porter Cable Manuals
    Best practices and methods of creating dovetails.
  17. General Routing
    I recieved a dovetail jig from my dad's workshop, and do not understand how to set it up to cut finger joints. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
  18. Jigs and Fixtures
    Help please. I am looking for the owners manual to a Craftsman Dovetail Jig Model # 315.25710. Does anybody have one?
  19. New Member Introductions
    Moro no brasil, longe de tudo, encontrar ferramentas é muito dificil, ea importaçao dos eua tem um custo muito alto. poisso tenho que evitar erros nas compras, por isso peço conselhos sobre a compra de um wood rat ou se exite um similar mais barato . obrigado.
  20. Starting Off
    I want to build some drawers and want to purchase a dovetail jig. I see there are 12" 18" and 24" starting out what would be the best to buy. Also are there any videos or schools to go to for learning how to use these correctly? Thanks.
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