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Dovetail Jig… How do you use it?

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    Dustincoc
    Pro
    Madrid, NY

    I found a dovetail jig at a yard sale yesterday for $5 and I was thinking a few weeks ago it would be nice to have one but I couldn’t justify store price for the limited amount I would be using it.

    I believe its a Craftsman although its not marked as such(the model number is the same format as Craftsman model #’s).

    Says it can do 1/4″ and 1/2″ dovetails in 3 styles. I have a 1/2″ dovetail bit but no guides for the router so I won’t be using it for a while. Any tips.

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    #177816

    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    Maybe suipermister can help you, I think he’s been dovetailing some corners on his over the top CORNHOLE boxxes.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #177915

    Did you try their website to see if a manual for it can be downloaded for the instructions on how to use it?

    #177917

    asevereid
    Pro
    Kamloops, BC

    Dustin, I’ve got an older Craftsman one as well….I can’t help you with tips on how to use it as I haven’t used mine yet either.
    But if you can PM or post the serial/model number I may have the manual downloaded for it.
    I’ll e-mail it to ya’ if they are similar models.

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    #177923

    Dustincoc
    Pro
    Madrid, NY

    Did you try their website to see if a manual for it can be downloaded for the instructions on how to use it?

    Dustin, I’ve got an older Craftsman one as well….I can’t help you with tips on how to use it as I haven’t used mine yet either.
    But if you can PM or post the serial/model number I may have the manual downloaded for it.
    I’ll e-mail it to ya’ if they are similar models.

    I haven’t yet . Too busy fiddling with the computer and since I know I need the bushings before I can use it, I haven,t given it too thorough a going over yet. Its a mostly plastic model.

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    #177931

    mattryyc
    Pro
    Calgary, Alberta

    $5 – what a steal! I’ve used the PC one, and I think that is pretty much that standard one. What kind of router are you using with it? Any pics of the jig?

    #177952

    http://vintagemachinery.org is a great place to look for product manuals and whatnot if you are able to figure that out. It would be fun to see some pics and also helpful towards figuring out how you use it

    John S

    #178019

    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    $5 even if you never used it it was still a good deal. What a steal, now you can dovetail joints that before were just rabbited.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #178023

    NJBuilder
    Pro
    Brick, NJ, 500,000 HAM

    Pics? I’ve never tried to dovetail a joint but I would like too.

    #178045

    http://vintagemachinery.org is a great place to look for product manuals and whatnot if you are able to figure that out.

    Nice bit of info there @supimeister. I hope I can remember it. Thanks.

    #178085

    svensshutters
    Pro
    Colorado Springs, CO

    You gotta a pic? May help people here know if it is a craftsman or not.

    #178088

    Dustincoc
    Pro
    Madrid, NY

    You gotta a pic? May help people here know if it is a craftsman or not.

    I haven’t had a chance. I got quite a few toys that day and I haven’t got to play with this one yet. It’s still sitting on the bench where I dropped it when I got home.

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    #178133

    Dustincoc
    Pro
    Madrid, NY

    I’m pretty sure its Model 315.25790.

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    #178250

    asevereid
    Pro
    Kamloops, BC

    Try this…not the same serial, but looks like it’s from the same series.
    http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/222/615.pdf

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    #178429

    svensshutters
    Pro
    Colorado Springs, CO

    Well look at that. Pretty cool.

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