Router Table Dovetail Key Jig
Dovetail keys are a great way to strengthen a miter joint. This jig takes the hassle out of cutting the slots for the keys.
Mitered corners on a box give a nice, clean look. But a glued up mitered joint isn’t all that strong. A great way to provide extra strength is to add dovetail-shaped hardwood keys across the corners. The challenge comes in accurately positioning and cutting the slots for the keys. This jig securely holds the project at the correct angle while you make the cuts with a dovetail bit on the router table.
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What You Get:
- 6 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- 27 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
- Detailed instruction to build and use the jig
- Retail sources for hardware and supplies
Note: After your purchase, you will receive an email containing a PDF attachment of your purchased plan, as well as instructions for logging in to download the plan and access any other associated files and videos, which will all be located on this page.
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.