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  1. Joinery
    Hi all, I'm building my first proper workbench with a thick laminated top and am racking my brain on how to incorporate my massive vise rather than to buy/make one for the table. I want the vise jaws to be flush with the tabletop, meaning the vise has to be seated under it rather than on it...
  2. Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    I’m relatively new in the game, and i have a lot to learn. I have just made my first finger joint box, but I'm very curious about mastering the dovetail, with router. The jigs seems very good, but the are expensive.. Anyone have a CAD file or similar to share of a dovetail template I would be...
  3. Joinery
    I am designing a bed frame with some Japanese style joinery and dovetails, I want to make the slats for the bed and connect them to the bed using dovetail T-Halving joints and I wonder whether that will support the weight of the bed and two people without a brace down the center. Picture for...
  4. Joinery
    I am new to dovetails. I purchased the Rockler jig hoping to be able to do some dovetail joints without breaking the bank. I am wondering what some of the limitations are. Can someone tell me: 1) Can I join different stock thickness material with half blind dovetails 2) Can I join...
  5. Woodturning
    Hi, Just bought a Jet mini wood lathe with Axminster SK80 Chuck and type C dovetail jaws package. I was wondering if it was possible/advisable to use the chuck WITHOUT the jaws. It seems like this might be convenient for certain situations (for very small tenons- turning bone for example; where...
  6. Joinery
    I've decided to build a shelf/bookcase in my boy's room, and to use dovetail joints. While I have seen every episode of New Yankee Workshop, the actual extent of my woodworking experience has been in my garage with a circular saw cutting dimensional lumber and using butt joints. I do live on an...
  7. Hand Tools
    I acquired a Stanley sweetheart dovetail saw at an estate sale a couple years ago and have not been able to find any information about it anywhere. It has a 10 inch blade and has the number 803 on it. The number is kind of hard to see but it for sure has the iconic sweetheart logo. Does anyone...
  8. Joinery
    Can dove tails be made in plywood? Or, should I ask are they strong in plywood? I want to practice making dove tails in cheaper woods. But, I also want them to be useful. I plan on making the dove tails by hand. Thanks for any info.
  9. Joinery
    I'm finally getting into woodworking...something I've wanted to do, but never had time or money. I'm slowly accumulating some tools and I just bought a router. Is there a way to use it to cut dovetails without these expensive jigs I'm seeing? I can't afford one yet and I'm chomping at the bit...
  10. Power Tools & Machinery
    Hey all, I bought my Omnijig about a year ago used, and it's been working wonderfully ever since I bought it. However, I recently needed to adjust the jig so that it could do half-blind variably spaced dovetails in a 1/2" piece of wood, and that's where things got messed up. This is the...
  11. Hand Tools
    I I have an old stanley dovetail saw and am wondering how I can get it sharpened. I'd rather send it somewhere for someone else to sharpen but I haven't been able to find a place that could do it. Does anyone know of a place that sharpen's saws?
  12. Joinery
    Well I started doing my dovetails with a router and I wasn't happy with what I was getting for results. Now that I'm doing them by hand I'm much happier with the results and it's also a lot more rewarding. I have been cutting them out with a chisel and also tried it with a coping saw. Now I'm...
  13. Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    It's a recurring question and an endless battle for some. I just watched this episode from Roy and Chris Swartz on sawing. Its informative as a first step. If your having any issues are just enjoy a good informative flick check it out: Episode 3009: Sawing Secret
  14. Joinery
    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, testing how it all worked. Whilst using the jig, I noticed the plywood was chipping and splintering in some cases - which I'm almost positive was...
  15. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hello all! I purchased a Porter Cable Router about 4 months ago and have been doing lots of dovetails with many domestic woods. I have broken 5 router bits – ¼ inch shank 14 degree ½ inch They are breaking at the shaft just above the bit itself – everybody I have talked to so far is...
  16. Tool Reviews
    My Akeda BC24 arrived last week. I was just waiting for the accessory C-kit, with all the bits and guide pins, to get started. That finally came yesterday. I had the new 24 inch PC Omnijig, but was frustrated with the time to set-up and having to make multiple test cuts to get it dialed...
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