Jig Journal: Dovetail Markers


These simple shop-made helpers will make marking less of a chore.
By Rob Porcaro
Page: 64

From the November 2009 issue #179
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Marking out dovetails for hand cutting goes much easier with these helpers. Held in place while hooked over the end of a board, these markers allow you, with one placement, to pencil a squared line across the end grain and a tail-slope line down the face grain.

To cover a range of dovetail angles, it is easy to produce several markers, each with a unique slope. This helps reduce errors.


From the November 2009 issue #179
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