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Veritas Dovetail Saw Guide

Veritas® Dovetail Saw Guides

This item is for those of us that can not cut a straight line but want to use dove tail joinery on our projects such as draws, boxes and case sides. The one I chose was the 14° Guide, solid brass and clamps to boards 1/4″ to 1″ wide.My saw is 2″ x 8-1/2″ with 22 tpi, dozuki tooth form. and preforms both crosscuts and rip cuts.The saw is held by rare earth magnets covered with low-friction UHMW plastic to keep the saw aligned.After I put it through its paces I will post a review along with a short or long video telling how I like it.

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September 3, 2012 Posted by | Joinery –What we use and why | , , | Leave a comment

1:6, 1:8 what and how does this relate to dove tails

1:6 or 1:8 most people do not know what these ratios mean so to explain how to use these numbers; Measure 1 inch in from the top across the grain then measure 6, 8, or 9 inches down the grain and connect the two measurements by a line this is the angle the dove tail is said to have. For decorative ascetics as well as strength some woodworkers use 1:9.5 randomly placed.
Charles Neil thank you for this information, You are a star

August 22, 2012 Posted by | Joinery –What we use and why | Leave a comment

   

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