How To Cut Dovetails With A Keller Jig
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There are numerous jigs for cutting dovetails with a router.My go-to is the Keller pro series model 1601.It's simple to use, though unlike jigs that cut pins and tails in one fell swoop, it takes two operations (and two different cutters) — one for tails, another for pins.
The resulting joint is so attractive, with wide tails reminiscent of hand-cut joints, that I think it's worth the extra time.The following is a basic guide to cutting dovetails with a Keller jig.Although I'll be referring to drawers, the same basic principles apply whether you're dovetailing a trunk, a jewelry box, or a dresser.
1.On your marks.As with any drawer making technique, it's critical to keep your parts in order; one misaligned piece can result in a dogleg instead of a rectangle.So be sure you mark each piece of every drawer with its location (e.
g., '4 R' for drawer number 4, right side) and mark the face and edge with whatever symbol you use.I use the traditional English face mark, seen here.(It's just how I was taught.) Start with the tails, keeping the face edge (at left in this picture) in the same direction for every cut.