> Never did them and I don't think I'll start now. Later on something
> can heat the shop with if it turns out real bad. :)
Cutting dovetails is NBD, if you are patient and keep your wits about you.
The biggest part of the task is twofold:
1) Making sure the jig is set up properly.
Lots of scrap pieces of wood to make test cuts are a must.
When you get the jig adjusted, make a sample set for each corner that
is clearly marked with a felt pen. I use a lot of 1/2" Birch ply scrap
for this task.
2) Making sure the parts to be cut are positioned in the jig correctly.
3) Reread the instructions before every cut to confirm, before cutting.
Just went thru the above to cut 36 dovetailed corners for a current
Not difficult, just demanding that you do it right.
It is strictly a plan "A" job, there is no plan "B".