Hey All -
Okay, I'm still hunting for an article on tablesawn dovetail joints. The
Editor at Pop WW mag was good enough to fax me the article I was after, but
after I got it, that was only part of the story... Hoping someone here
remembers what magazine it was in...
Anyway, I built the jig for cutting DT joints on the TS and it worked pretty
darn well! The only hitch is that I remember *somewhere*
that there was a
similar setup that used a series of stop block spacers for setting up the
The fixture for the TS is essentially a vertical "rip" sled that on one side
holds the pin boards at X angle for cutting the waste out on either side of
the pin. The sled has a single miter runner and you simply swap it left to
right so that the angle is going the right way. The miter runner is at the
peak of a shallow delta shaped sled. To cut the tails, you swap out the
dado blade for either a regular rip blade, or one that has been ground to
your DT angle. You mark out the tails from the pins, turn the jig around
and use it just like you would hold stock against the back fence vertically
on a regular crosscut sled.
Okay, I'm wandering..... anyway, the article had some sort of set up where
you had small blocks to cut out the pins and then the tails as well. I've
looked at the online WW mag index in some detail and haven't found the
article I'm after.
I can tale/post/send pics of this setup if anyone is interested. I did a
test setup in a 10" wide scrap of pine and it fit together without any
paring of the joint - I was pretty impressed overall....
Hope this rings a bell with one of you kind souls....