Dovetail joints are a recognized mark of craftsmanship. We'll show you the fundamentals of making dovetails using a variety of methods including hand tools and dovetail jigs.
Overview. Rockler's exclusive one-piece stop gives you the perfect offset every time for dead-on dovetailing accuracy. And our new preset template guide allows for quick initial setup for 1/2" to 3/4" thick stock. Jig will cut half-blind dovetailed joints from 1/2" to 1-1/8" thick and full through dovetails from 3/8" to 3/4" thick.
How to Make a Jig. These three woodworking jigs will enable you to make a jig on a tight budget. With as little as three pieces of wood and a couple of clamps, you'll create something that you'll swear by in years to come.
Leigh Industries is a world-leading designer and manufacturer of precision Dovetail Jigs and Mortise Tenon Jigs.
Sliding dovetails are a very useful joint in furniture making, but getting standard sliding dovetails to fit snugly along their whole length without seizing can be frustrating. That's why furniture maker Chris Gochnour tapers the joint, making it much easier to slide the key through. Learn how he does it, here.
Dovetail jigs come in many different forms. It cuts small, medium or large dovetails on one piece of wood and pins on the other. This is one way for carpenters to be creative in their woodwork. Dovetails not only create a strong bond but it also serves as design. Before routers and dovetail jigs were a thing, dovetails had to be made using