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post #1 of 4 Old 01-06-2012, 07:13 PM Thread Starter
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My new dovetail jig.

I bought a Rockler dovetail jig several years ago and just got it out over the holidays and tried to set it up. It feels solid and the instructions are clear. I laid out a simple box out of some baltic birch that I have had in my shop for 20 plus years. I used new bits in a Porter Cable router, tried cutting very slowly but the wood splintered tremendously making a mess and a joint that looked like it could have been cut by an ambitious beaver. Any suggestion before I take a second try with a different material? Thank You! Gary
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I bought a Rockler dovetail jig several years ago and just got it out over the holidays and tried to set it up. It feels solid and the instructions are clear. I laid out a simple box out of some baltic birch that I have had in my shop for 20 plus years. I used new bits in a Porter Cable router, tried cutting very slowly but the wood splintered tremendously making a mess and a joint that looked like it could have been cut by an ambitious beaver. Any suggestion before I take a second try with a different material? Thank You! Gary
I blame the baltic birch. 20 yrs ? try some solid wood i bet it will work ok my 2 cents
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I blame the baltic birch. 20 yrs ? try some solid wood i bet it will work ok my 2 cents
I agree. That is now 4 cents worth.

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post #4 of 4 Old 01-07-2012, 08:06 AM
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Definitely ditch the birch.

There is a very fine line between a "hobby" and a "mental illness"
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