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post #1 of 9 Old 10-11-2011, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
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What is your favorite Dovetail jig

Jig is in my future, build mostly furniture, drawers, chests etc., for dovetailing.

What is your preference?
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post #2 of 9 Old 10-11-2011, 04:31 PM
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A tri-square, marking knife, hand saw, fret saw, chisels and my two hands are by far my fav jig!

~tom ...it's better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt...
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A tri-square, marking knife, hand saw, fret saw, chisels and my two hands are by far my fav jig!

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I have a 1960's Sears Dove Tail Jig and a router from the same era. I was going to use it to make the 8 drawers for the Vanity I was building for our bathroom. I could not find my bushings so I cut the dovetails by hand. My Son-in-law has told everyone about the only Vanity he has seen with hand chopped dovetailed drawers.
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Veritas marking gauges, and saw guide. After a while, I stopped using the guide.
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I have a PC & it works great.

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I have a Leigh D4R Pro and absolutely love it. Easy set up. Quick adjustability. Repeatable results. Sturdy. Versatile for different operations. Love it.

There is a very fine line between a "hobby" and a "mental illness"
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Dovetail jig of my dreams? PC Omnijig... What is actually in my shop? MLCS Pins & Tails template / jig set... It works pretty well, just a pain to set up...

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Which dovetail jig is my dream jig? The Leigh D4R pro..... you can work wonders with it like this http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f13/i...-choice-24152/

Which do I have and can afford now? The rockler, because I got it brand new on ebay for $50.

I have been recently inspired (by this website) to try my hand at more hand cut joints though.

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I used to be fairly indecisive, but now....... I'm not so sure.

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Depends on how much you want to spend. I just got the PC 4212, works great and very well built.
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