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dove tail jig?
« on: September 09, 2009, 12:47:59 PM »
I am a woodworking teacher and I am looking a a dovetailing jig.  What is a good one that I should look at the is made well and can do droors up to 16"?  I have used a porta-cable one that I really liked but cant find it on line anywhere. 

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Re: dove tail jig?
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2009, 01:28:47 PM » carries the Porta cable jig. I have the Leigh and love it.
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Re: dove tail jig?
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2009, 01:46:37 PM »
Cut 'em by hand ;D ;D.

Welcome Smith, I am and have been a shop teacher for the past 15 yrs.  I've used various jigs and keep going back to hand cut dovetails.  The kids complain at first but they usually come around.

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Re: dove tail jig?
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2009, 03:35:34 PM »
Also, there are plans (I believe in Woodsmith mag) for making one from hard maple, some plexiglass, and some bolts etc.
That would be a good lesson for the students.

If interested, I might be able to find the plans.
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Re: dove tail jig?
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2009, 04:43:47 PM »
I had a porter-cable 4212 but that only does 12" wide in the jig.  You can make a special backer board and use just the template for any width possible though.  It was very nice and very quick for smaller boards.  I don't think I ever used it for wide stuff though.  I hate routers and the mess they make so I sold it.

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