Cutting through dovetails on router based dovetail jigs requires
that YOU orient the parts correctly and manipulate them properly
between cuts in order to end up with
- parts that ALL fit together correctly
- with all four "outside/show" faces actually facing outside
For that to happen YOU have to beat the 1 in 4 (or worse) odds of
guessing right. One chance of guessing right, at least four
chances of guessing WRONG! WRONG! WRONG!
So - I've put together a one page Cheat Sheet for one
method / procedure for getting the parts cut right
and now need some other eyes to check it out for
accuracy and understandability. If you've got, and
have used, a LEIGH or PC OmniJig for through dovetails
please have a look and let me know if this Cheat Sheet
covers the parts orientation and manipultation well
enough for it to be useful to jig owners/users. My
intent is for the final Cheat Sheet to be downloadable
and then printed off line to keep with the jig. It should
fit on a single 8 1/2 x 11 page.
Comments, suggestions, constructive criticism
would be much appreciated.
And if you're a glutton for punishment you can click
back the previous page that gets into the details
of the What, How and WHY.