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Redhill Red

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Hi all,
I am hoping to buy a dovetail jig this week and was hoping you could all advise on which one to get?
I am hopefuly looking at the cheaper end of the range ie- probably sub £100 , that with a couple of extra templates in the future would be capable of through dovetails and box joints.
Also a few years ago I read a review of a jig that you used in conjunction with a router table, It got a good write up for ease of use and quality of joint at the time , but now I cannot remember it's name or see it advertised, although I seem to remember it was Australian in orign, has anyone else seen it or own one?
 

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Don't fancy saving a bit longer and buying a WoodRat instead? Then you can do good looking dovetails (variable spacing, more authentic angles)and just about any other joint you want as well.
A sub £100 jig? Nah, I'd do them by hand!
 

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Redhill Red said:
Hi all,
II am hopefuly looking at the cheaper end of the range ie- probably sub £100

I just recalled that Axminster sell the STOT dovetail template to make your own dovetail jig with. Also a magazine recently had an article about making your own dovetail jig a la leigh using the dreaded MDF which seemed to work as they went on to build a propject with it. I think it was GWW and probably in the past 6 months.
 

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Hi Red

Redhill Red":bzh8vpaj said:
Hi all, I am hoping to buy a dovetail jig this week and was hoping you could all advise on which one to get?
I have the Dovetail Template Master, unused, which you can see here: -
http://www.axminster.co.uk/product.asp?pf_id=21975&recno=3

It allows you to make your own dovetail jigs and gives you some variable spacing.

Yours for ten pounds, if you can pick it up from Hucknall.

Cheers
Neil
 

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what about the sip it comes with extra templats and costs about £30 something . that will leave you with some change to buy neils jig :D :wink:
 
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hi
my mate got a dovetail jig ,and the results are excellent, when he showed
me what it could do i was mighty impressed,but there was a nagging thought about weather he had made them or the jig, i know for a fact he aint got the handskills to make homemade d/t's and i think norms got a hand in this ,for whomever u mention the new yankee shop i forever hear echo's of "anyone can do it if they had his tools" and believe it or not there is some truth in what they say,so i have ditched the dovetails and opting for pipe and slippers instead,safe in the knowledge that theres far more pleasure making them with a tenon saw and chisel and coping saw, my mate can go back too dreaming about norm ,and i can get off my high horse
and drink my milk
 
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