Here's the link: http://www.houseoftools.com/product.htm?pid 347. I
suspect it's a clone of many no-name brand jigs, made off-shore. The Leigh
jig is out of my price range by quite a ways, for the number of drawers I
I'm not going to answer your question. Instead I'm going to answer a
If you are doing just a few and want the low cost route, I'd recommend
buying Peter Korn's book or Rob Cosman's video, some chisels, and a
dovetail saw, and some sharpening stones... oh wait, that's getting to
be pretty expensive..
Book or DVD ........ $20
chisels ............ $40-$250
dovetail saw ....... $20 to $150
sharpening stuff ... $100 to $200.
Plus you've got to spend time sharpening the chisels and
practising....but you can make a larger variety with near
FYI #1. It took me about an hour and a half per chisel to flatten the
backs and sharpen the blades. After the backs are flat, you never have
to do it again, just sharpen the edges which takes minutes.
FYI #2. Using Peter Korn's method for through dovetails, it took me
3.5 hours to do my first five tails and corresponding pins. They looks
pretty bad but were strong. The second attempt took half as long and
looked much better. (I had a professional critique my first attempt).
Since then, I'm around one hour for five tails and corresponding pins.
I plan to watch the dovetail jigs in action at the Denver Woodworker's
show this coming weekend.....
I have the D4 and it was a painful purchase. I just couldn't bring
myself to buy a dovetail jig without adjustible fingers. A few months
(and projects) after buying the D4, I found this:
I still like the D4, but I'm going to try this also. You may want to
try this before investing in a jig.
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