Using a Dovetail Jig
A special jig can guide a router to make perfect dovetail cuts in wood. Here's how to use a dovetail jig to create a dovetail joint.
This jig makes multiple, evenly spaced holes and assembles easily. The fence needs to mount to the drill press table. Attached to the fence is a block holding and indexing pin.
After drilling the first hole, move the board, drop the indexing pin into the hole and drill the next hole. Repeat the process for an evenly spaced row of holes.
The indexing pin should be the same diameter as the holes you want to drill into the board. Other important dimensions in this project are the distance from the fence to the bit, to make sure the holes are drilled into the board in the right place, and the distance from the indexing pin to the drill bit. That dimension dictates how far apart the holes will be.
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