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  1. Sign Making
    Greetings. I am a typeface designer researching the vintage router lettering styles used in national and state parks (see attached). I wish to develop fonts based on these styles, and seek patterns so that the work is as authentic as possible. I'd love to hear from anyone who might have these...
  2. Jigs and Fixtures
    Hi just joined today, I have several dovetail jigs in our school shop and I'm trying to find new templates for them as they have been damaged by past users. Searched the web which led me here. We have a stanley 82913 dovetail jig and a Black and Decker 52331 type 2 dovetail jig. Would like...
  3. Jigs and Fixtures
    Hello... I'm new here to the forum, and I have a question regarding how I might rout a curved groove out of a piece of wood that is 12" long x 2" high x 2" wide. I'm guessing I would have to make some type of jig, and that securing the piece of wood may be an issue, as it's not very big. I've...
  4. Table-mounted Routing
    I've been playing around with a box joint jig that I made that is for 1/4" joints. It works fine on 1/2" stock or less. Also, it gets more difficult to join two pieces when the stock is more than about four inches. So, any thoughts as to a rule of thumb for the best bit size to use in...
  5. General Routing
    Just joined after buying new Rigid router. Plan on using it initially to route out bore and slow air chamber on Native American-style flute blanks. First, however, I need to figure out how to make a safe jig for accurate, repeat work.
  6. Jigs and Fixtures
    I need to insert matching sliding dovetailed vertical dividers in two 4" openings. The dividers are to be centered in the horizontal drawer openings. In making the shallow dovetail tails I thought that I saw a router jig (sled?) that would provide the support and side to side precision needed...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Should I use the router or the table saw for finger joints? I would need to make or buy a finger joint jig. Any recommendations?
  8. New Member Introductions
    I was doing a search and just found this forum. I wish I'd found these messages several years ago. It would have saved me many hours of trying to find a way to do things that someone else has already posted a great technique. I'm a router addict. I carve gunstocks using a 2 1/2 hp router...
  9. Woodworking Classifieds
    For sale is an Akeda DC16 dovetail jig, along with the model "DC" accessory kit. The kit itself is pretty close to the current "C" kit which comes with just about everything (waste collection kit, extra angle guides, etc). Everything is in good shape. Only 2 or 3 of the included router bits...
  10. New Member Introductions
    Hello everyone... I need to hand machine (no cnc) some gears or cogs out of birch ply, does anyone know the best way to create three different diameter gears with matching teeth? The three diameters are approximately 360mm (14"), 200mm (8") and the baby of the trio at 75mm (3") Ideally a...
  11. New Member Introductions
    First time user of the forum. Am currently being frustrated by the lack of adequate coping jigs or sleds. I bought one from Rockler, but I think I should have bought the one with the tab that rides in the 3/4" slot for the miter gauge. I was scared off by the price. Doesn't it always go this...
  12. Jigs and Fixtures
    I am UK hobbyist always looking for new tools that really contribute to quality work -not ones that are a fiddle to set up or try and do too many different things and do none of them particularly well. The Dakota dovetail jig has just come on to the UK market. Has anyone used it and can...
  13. Guide Bushings and Templates
    Hi, Bought a Dakota 1101 Precision dovetail jig recently. Realised it would only do fixed (1") spacing, but not that there was only one depth you can cut to for half blind joints and make the joints work. Did a bit of trigonometry after finding my first joints (router 15mm deep) were much too...
  14. Jigs and Fixtures
    I have a Rockler dovetail jig that I'll be using to make the drawers for my kitchen. Had some fun with it last week, cutting up some old 1/2" plywood. Whilst using the jig, I noticed the plywood was chipping and splintering in some cases - which I'm almost positive was a result of how old and...
  15. Tools and Woodworking
    Hi there - A table saw is not an option at this point, so I am wondering what would be the best way to make precision cuts with a circular saw? Currently, I am using two jigs, depending on the length of the cut I need to make. One uses a guide in form of a simple strip of wood screwed to a...
  16. Jigs and Fixtures
    Hi: I'm new to the forum and I'm a klutz! I'd like to know how to make a simple jig for keeping a woodblock stationary for printing as well as some sort of guide for the paper as part of the same jig. This is so I can use the same woodblock to make multiple prints, overprinting multiple times...
  17. New Member Introductions
    Has any one made a jig for installing Blum hidden hinges? I have several cabinets I made that need Blum hinges and am looking for a jig to help align the hinges for drilling and installing. Thanks
  18. Jigs and Fixtures
    I thought it would be nice to build a all-in-one plunge router mortise & tenon jig. The jig consists of a plastic sheet mounted on a wooden structure, on which the router moves in four directions. A 4 mm thick plastic sheet was chosen: a. because it very smooth. b. it is thin enough to be strong...
  19. Guide Bushings and Templates
    I am starting a small project and I will be using PC style guide bushing and I am looking for the math to figure the different bushing to use with 1/4 flute bit. I want to use the PC guide bushings as an inlay set. So as this is my 1st post here, this is the reason that brought me here to what...
  20. New Member Introductions
    Hi all, I found this site accidently while "surfin' the net" looking for help. I have at last turned my garage into a workshop. Now that I am now a new O.A.P. or senior citizen, I have the time but motivation is sadly lacking.I will have to try harder ,as my school master always told me...
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