Router Basics Dovetails Are The Hallmark Of Finely Crafted Furniture They Are Attractive Strong And Can Elevate A Project From The Average To Extraordinary Their Limiting Factor For Most Woodworkers Has Always Been The Level Of Skill Required To Execute Them
Router basics dovetails are the hallmark of finely crafted furniture they are attractive strong and can elevate a project from the average to extraordinary their limiting factor for most woodworkers has always been the level of skill required to execute them is bookmark about Magazine bookmarked by herman with ID 12061048411 was uploaded on 15-04-2019 and has been viewed 355,947 times.
Dovetail Jigs Illustration by James Provost While there is obviously a role for hand cut dovetails, particularly in custom furniture, there is likewise a time and place for machine cut dovetails.In a kitchen with 30 drawers there would be 120 corners to cut.
That's a lot of chisel and saw work.While it might take you three or four days to cut all the joints by hand, you could easily cut them in a day using a dovetail jig.There are quite a few dovetail jigs on the market.
When most woodworkers think of a dovetail jig, what comes to mind is something similar to the design of the legendary Leigh D4.With this design, the jig is clamped to your workbench, the work piece is clamped to the base of the jig, and a finger guide placed on top of the work guides a hand held router equipped with a bushing.
Jigs like the Leigh cut both through and half blind dovetails and those equipped with moveable fingers enable you to cut variably spaced dovetails and with alternate templates, other decorative joints.
There are several simpler jig designs on the market as well, which typically cut only through dovetails (see Other...