Sounds like a blind dovetail jig for drawer fronts, the pins don't go all the way through so you cant see them from the front.The Captain;77955]hi, I really need help here. The basics of a simple router dovetail jig are easily found on www, clips etc.. but its still completely puzzling me!
Ive just got a simple dewalt dovetail jig, checking that at 12" width by 1" max stock thickness I can dovetail, well, 9" wide by 3/4" thick pine together (for a std combo cab joint). If only it was this simple..
the template when placed over the 2 set wood pieces can clearly only go 5mm into the horizontal piece.. so I can't make a dovetail?!?
You kinda lost me in this paragraphalso can s'one clear this up: the bush that attatches to the router seem to be made so that it rubs/ is in flush contact with the metal template as the bush seems ONLY to slide in/out of the grooves like so, ie I presume this is for safety so one cannot lift the router & bit up into the metal (again I presume- this is highly dangerous?). But with bush attatched, the router still needs the thin placcy baseplate or A) the bush screws will jar slightly and B) for a proper steady router. But this placcy plate leaves the bush recessed slightly.. meaning it now 'sticks'/ doesn't slide in/out the grooves?!?
Generally you have to make some test pieces and adjust the bit depth for a tight fitting dovetailAlso how do I jnow what depth to set the bit to?
Sorry I couldn't be of more help.Im completely baffled.. sorry for long post but help, please! thx capt