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  • Incra Through Dovetails

    Tried making through dovetails w/ incra template. Can't get dovetails to fit at 90 degrees. They look good at 180 degrees as if I were making a long board. Can't figure how to drive tails togehter w/out tearing up board. Any thoughts for this first timer?

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    Re: Incra Through Dovetails

    This link will help you, there is nothing wrong w/getting a book or even a video for the learning aspects of a new tool...
    Great Link for a Construction Owner/Tradesmen, and just say Garager sent you....

    http://www.contractorspub.com

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      Re: Incra Through Dovetails

      They look good at 180 degrees?? Sounds like you have two sets of "tails". Are you sure you routed the pins correctly, using a straight bit and the angled part of your dovetail jig??

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        Re: Incra Through Dovetails

        Did you run both pieces throught he jig with them standing on end? The pin board gets run through on end. (Maybe the other way around. I always confuse the pin and tail boards) you then set your stop block, and run the tail boards through flat on the table. With the Incra, you do not need a straight bit. Through dovetails are cut with the same (dovetail) bit. Once the joints are cut, you will have a small "tit" left in your pin boards. You just take a sharp knife and whittle those off. I wondered how well that would work when I first made some, but it's a piece of cake.

        If you don't have the book and templates, you should get them. They're invaluable.

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