The Dovetail Joint With a Dovetail Jig: Beyond the Basics With Your Router

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Superior dovetail furniture is well within your reach. You already know how to make a dovetail joint, in the basic form, with either a dovetail saw or a dovetail jig. But dovetails don’t stop there, especially when it comes to building accurate period furniture and better-looking dovetail drawers.

This FREE download sends you on your way to building dovetail furniture with variations of the sliding dovetail AND variable-spaced dovetails. And here’s the best part: You can do all of this while using your basic Leigh dovetail jig or Porter-Cable dovetail jig. In fact, most of these advanced joints can be completed with shop-made jigs. It’s all right here in the free download – act now!

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4 Dovetail Joints You Will Learn With This PDF


1. The basic sliding dovetail. This joint is known for its strength and beauty. You will learn how to set up your router table for a single pass on each piece, then assemble the sliding dovetail joint on a cabinet.

2. The shouldered sliding dovetail. Again moving from the basic concept of a dado and a simple dovetail joint, you will learn how to move into a more advanced joint that requires just two passes on your router table with the side piece, plus one pass on each side of the cabinet shelf.

3. The through sliding dovetail. Cap off your understanding of sliding dovetails with the most complicated of the three. You’ll be amazed at how achievable this is with some know-how and practice.

4. Variable-spaced dovetails. One perceived limitation of the basic dovetail jig is that it only works for evenly spaced dovetail joints. That’s not true. You will learn two methods for utilizing your dovetail jig and router to add variable spacing to drawers and other important furniture assemblies. This is a wonderful way to maximize your jig use without necessarily buying a dovetail template.


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