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Buyer's guide to router dovetail jigs.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER Mar-Apr 1988 (v.4#1) pg. 36

Routing a half-dovetail rabbet joint using a simple jig.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #15 Jul-Aug 1990 pg. 23

Tapered sliding dovetails allows boards to be joined across the grain in a "T" configuration without the need for glue.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #15 Jul-Aug 1990 pg. 25

Quick and dirty half-blind dovetails are made with a router and band saw.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #30 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 29

Buyer's guide to four premium dovetail jigs for use with routers.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #50 Feb 1996 pg. 38
Correction AMERICAN WOODWORKER #51 Apr 1996 pg. 8

Jig and technique for routing a butterfly joint socket.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #53 Aug 1996 pg. 53

Tapered sliding dovetails. Two easy-to-make jigs for cutting the socket and the tail using a router.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #56 Dec 1996 pg. 80

A jig for cutting large dovetails accurately.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #58 Apr 1997 pg. 55

French-dovetailed drawers. Includes instructions for making a dovetail jig that can be used for full- and half-dovetail sockets.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #64 Feb 1998 pg. 40

Jig for routing dovetail slots in a table pedestal before removing the turning from the lathe.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #74 Aug 1999 pg. 20

Tapered sliding dovetails are strong, attractive joints for use in carcase construction. Use a router and simple jig to form them.
FINE WOODWORKING #18 Sep-Oct 1979 pg. 51

Tip: Use a flush-cut router bit (laminate trimming bit) to trim dovetails.
FINE WOODWORKING #21 Mar-Apr 1980 pg. 13

Tips on adjusting a dovetail router bit and template to get good fitting dovetails.
FINE WOODWORKING #22 May-Jun 1980 pg. 21
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #24 Sep-Oct 1980 pg. 32

Dovetail jigs. A test of three commercial fixtures for routing carcase and drawer joints.
FINE WOODWORKING #37 Nov-Dec 1982 pg. 69
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #40 May-Jun 1983 pg. 26

Jig for routing long sliding dovetails on the end of shelving joints.
FINE WOODWORKING #40 May-Jun 1983 pg. 18

Router jig for cutting the sliding-dovetail housings for legs on Shaker pedestal tables.
FINE WOODWORKING #46 May-Jun 1984 pg. 10

Sliding dovetails. Routed joint eases carcase assembly.
FINE WOODWORKING #62 Jan-Feb 1987 pg. 80

Jig for cutting housings for sliding dovetails in drawer construction. Uses a router to make the cuts.
FINE WOODWORKING #67 Nov-Dec 1987 pg. 8

Adjustable dovetail jig for a router. Handles both through and blind dovetails of different sizes and spacings as found in 18th-century furniture.
FINE WOODWORKING #68 Jan-Feb 1988 pg. 56

Jig for routing sliding dovetail housings in pedestals of tables.
FINE WOODWORKING #75 Mar-Apr 1989 pg. 10

Comparing dovetail jigs. Versatile fixtures for cutting classic joints with a router. Eleven jigs ranging in price from $29 to $365 are tested.
FINE WOODWORKING #78 Sep-Oct 1989 pg. 46
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #79 Nov-Dec 1989 pg. 10
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #80 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 4

Adjustable jig for routing sliding dovetails lets the router move across the wood, rather than moving the wood across the bit.
FINE WOODWORKING #79 Nov-Dec 1989 pg. 14

Dovetailing with an offset laminate trimmer which provides excellent visibility of the bit. Does not require a special jig.
FINE WOODWORKING #80 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 10

Adjustable T-guide for routing a sliding dovetail slot that is slightly wider at one end.
FINE WOODWORKING #96 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 12

Tip on improving a dovetail routing jig by replacing the screw knobs with fast-acting toggle clamps.
FINE WOODWORKING #97 Nov-Dec 1992 pg. 22

Just plain drawers. Setting up and using commercial jigs to cut dovetails for drawer construction.
FINE WOODWORKING #99 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 58

Turn a router into a joint-making machine. Jig and templates tackle involved joinery (mortises, tenons, dovetails and pins) on long work pieces. An adjustable X-Y carriage travels on linear-motion guides. A stylus traces the pattern while the router's plunge mechanism controls depth of cut. With work piece clamped to table, operator moves the router with two hands. An involved jig project. Includes shop made hold-downs.
FINE WOODWORKING #103 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 97

Make your own dovetail routing jigs from wood.
FINE WOODWORKING #106 May-Jun 1994 pg. 79

Build a Shaker round stand (circa 1830). Features an 18" diameter top, a support pedestal and three curved legs which are sliding-dovetailed into the pedestal. Includes tips on using a router jig to cut sliding dovetails into the pedestal while it is still mounted on the lathe.
FINE WOODWORKING #110 Jan-Feb 1995 pg. 70
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #114 Sep-Oct 1995 pg. 24

Router fixture for cutting dovetail pins using a straight bit and template.
FINE WOODWORKING #117 Mar-Apr 1996 pg. 14

Jig for routing sliding dovetails in drawer fronts.
FINE WOODWORKING #118 May-Jun 1996 pg. 14

Tip on using a router to remove the waste between dovetail pins after hand sawing of kerfs.
FINE WOODWORKING #133 Nov-Dec 1998 pg. 18

Router dovetail jig review. An overview of the differences and setup for 8 different models.
FINE WOODWORKING #134 Jan-Feb 1999 pg. 84
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #135 Mar-Apr 1999 pg. 8
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #138 Sep-Oct 1999 pg. 14

Router jigs for easy dovetailing.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1965 (v.123#3) pg. 184

How to rout almost any dovetail joint using a template guide and dovetail bit, but not an expensive dovetail jig.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #110 Sep 1999 (v.19#4) pg. 25

Shop-made dovetail jig rivals commercial models. Used to rout through-style dovetails. The adjustable guide fingers are made from durable phenolic plastic.
SHOPNOTES #43 Jan 1999 (v.8) pg. 16

Dovetail jigs for your router. A shop-test of eight different brands.
WOOD MAGAZINE #19 Oct 1987 (v.4#5) pg. 34

How to make picture-perfect joints with your router dovetail jig.
WOOD MAGAZINE #19 Oct 1987 (v.4#5) pg. 48

Prevent wood from shifting in a dovetail jig by attaching fine sandpaper to the sides of the template where it contacts the work piece.
WOOD MAGAZINE #68 Feb 1994 (v.11#2) pg. 10

Dovetail-jig stabilizer fence provides firm support and aids alignment. Fence designed for a Porter-Cable model 5008 dovetail template but can be adapted to fit other jigs.
WOOD MAGAZINE #95 Feb 1997 (v.14#2) pg. 24

Nine steps to making great-looking half-blind dovetails using a dovetail jig.
WOOD MAGAZINE #95 Feb 1997 (v.14#2) pg. 42

Easy-to-make and great-looking dovetail keys add character and strength to mitered corners. Uses a simple jig that mounts to a miter gauge that slides in the miter slot of a router table.
WOOD MAGAZINE #116 Aug 1999 (v.16#5) pg. 43

Dovetail router bits. Selecting and using them to fabricate dovetail joints is easy, even for the beginning woodworker.
WOOD MAGAZINE #127 Oct 2000 (v.17#7) pg. 22

Tail blazers. A user test of every jig for routing through dovetails.
WOOD MAGAZINE #134 Aug 2001 (v.18#5) pg. 62
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #142 Jun-Jul 2002 (v.19#4) pg. 18 (Pins and Tails jigs)

Tip: How to route a long dovetail groove in hardwood without burning the wood.
WOODSMITH #16 Jul 1981 pg. 19

How to machine-cut dovetails with a router.
WOODSMITH #22 Jul 1982 pg. 6

Simple labeling system for drawer sides and jig when routing the wood for several equal-size drawers all at the same time in order to prevent improper cuts.
WOODSMITH #27 May-Jun 1983 pg. 3

How to fabricate a miter joint with dovetail keys. Includes an adjustable holding jig for cutting the dovetail slots using a table-mounted router.
WOODSMITH #44 Apr 1986 pg. 9, 10
Added Info WOODSMITH #47 Oct 1986 pg. 3

Dovetail jig. Shop-made jig for cutting half-blind dovetails with your router. The jig is built of wood and simple hardware. Est. cost: $30.
WOODSMITH #58 Aug 1988 pg. 16
Added Info WOODSMITH #62 Apr 1989 pg. 23

Cutting tight dovetail joints with a router and template. Step-by-step instructions plus other tips on dovetailing.
WOODSMITH #58 Aug 1988 pg. 20

Technique for using a router to trim dovetail pins and tails flush with the sides after assembly.
WOODSMITH #84 Dec 1992 pg. 4

Router jig for trimming dovetail pins and tails which are too long (after assembly).
WOODSMITH #100 Aug 1995 (v.17) pg. 30

Dovetail key joinery. Includes instructions for a jig for routing the slots for dovetail keys in mitered corners.
WOODSMITH #105 Jun 1996 (v.18) pg. 32

How to cut lap dovetails by hand and on a router table.
WOODSMITH #119 Oct 1998 (v.20) pg. 32

Sliding half dovetails. How to machine them using a router and simple jig.
WOODSMITH #120 Dec 1998 (v.20) pg. 14

Machine-cut dovetails with a router and jig. Tips on cutting perfect-fitting joints in seconds by getting the jig set up properly.
WOODSMITH #125 Oct 1999 (v.21) pg. 24

Tip: How to calculate the depth of setting for a dovetail router bit in a "finger" template dovetailing jig.
WOODWORKER #1070 Jan 1983 (v.87) pg. 68

Jig for cutting dovetails with a router.
WOODWORKER #1088 Jul 1984 (v.88) pg. 423

Cutting a (sliding) dovetail and housing using a router and the simple jigs described.
WOODWORKER Aug 1989 (v.93#8) pg. 699

Get more from your lathe with simple jigs. Part 3. Jig for cutting dovetail housings into a cylinder. Ideal when preparing a pedestal to receive the three feet that support a candlestand. The cutting is done with a router.
WOODWORKER Dec 1994 (v.98#12) pg. 76

Method of cutting dovetails uses a combination of hand and router techniques.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1987 (v.11#1) pg. 23

Shop test of six dovetail jigs for use with a router.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1990 (v.14#5) pg. 32
Added Info WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1990 (v.14#6) pg. 6

Tip on getting a cleaner groove by using two passes with two different bits when routing dovetail joints.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1993 (v.17#1) pg. 15

Affordable through-dovetail router jig uses a high quality template and matching bits. Parts are also available in kit form.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL May-Jun 1994 (v.18#3) pg. 38

Test report on the Keller Journeyman 1500 dovetail jig. Includes description for a shop-made backing block and clamps.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1996 (v.20#6) pg. 83