You get it all with this simple workcenter for your dovetail jig. The dovetail jig gets a lot of use in my shop. But there are a few things that can be an inconvenience when using it. My biggest complaint is that I have to stoop over to see what I m doing as I work.
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All Rights Reserved. The next thing to do is to size them to fit your jig. I used a scrap piece in the jig and cut the support bars so they fit snugly between the workpiece and the top of the workcenter. Like the dovetail jig, the bars are attached to the workcenter with studded knobs and threaded inserts.
Once you get the bars locked down tight, the box c. Then you can move on to building the drawer. Refer to the photo on page 2. Before I cut the drawer sides to length, I measured the inside depth of the workcenter. The goal is to have the face of the drawer flush with the outside edge of the case. I subtracted the thickness of a rare-earth magnet, cup, and washer since these will be fastened to the back of the drawer and case. They will help hold the drawer closed.
The drawer front and back are joined to the sides with tongue and dado joints reinforced with screws. After you cut the front and back pieces to size, cut a groove on all four pieces to hold the bottom of the drawer in place. Locating the adjustable stops on the support bars is a simple process. The drawing shows how I used workpieces clamped in the jig to do this. You can also use a square.
This is where you can drill and install the threaded inserts.
Portable Dovetail Jig Workcenter
PORTABLE DOVETAIL JIG WORKCENTER - Woodsmith Shop
Portable dovetail jig workcenter