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ID:	1229018 I recently acquired this jig from a fellow forumite with the hope that it is complete enough to be usable. The problem is I know little about them and can't find any documentation on them. Is anyone familiar with this type of system? Do you need specific router bits? I have a router spindle and many collets for my large shaper, but my concern is the jig requires bits of a specific diameter that may no longer be made. I have some feelers out via Instagram but if anyone has experience or documentation on how to use such a machine, I'd appreciate any information.

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    Last edited by timberframe; 03-17-2019, 08:36 AM.
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    Re: Wadkin Bursgreen Dovetail Jig

    Have you ever worked with a dovetail jig? Check this current thread; https://forum.canadianwoodworking.co...28843-dovetail that references this link; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rx6UdriQ9w

    I imagine you should be able to determine if you are missing anything.

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      Re: Wadkin Bursgreen Dovetail Jig

      Originally posted by iamtooler View Post
      Have you ever worked with a dovetail jig? Check this current thread; https://forum.canadianwoodworking.co...28843-dovetail that references this link; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rx6UdriQ9w

      I imagine you should be able to determine if you are missing anything.
      No, all my dovetails are hand cut at this time. I had resigned myself to "needing" a machine-cut solution for the sake of efficiency, but hadn't yet decided which of the machine-based solutions I would adopt when this opportunity came along.
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        Re: Wadkin Bursgreen Dovetail Jig

        Brent doesn't that one work with a router table or shaper? I Dunno for sure but maybe check out a Stotz jig if you can find a video.
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          Re: Wadkin Bursgreen Dovetail Jig

          Originally posted by Rusty View Post
          Brent doesn't that one work with a router table or shaper? I Dunno for sure but maybe check out a Stotz jig if you can find a video.
          It was originally sold with a small WB shaper, but I can't see why it wouldn't work with a router table too. I don't know much about router or shaper jigs for cutting dts. I've just never used or researched them. It looks the the Leigh ones do the pin and tail boards separately, where the Porter Cable one in the link supplied above does both at the same time and may well be a better analogue to the one I have?
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            Re: Wadkin Bursgreen Dovetail Jig

            The Leigh will also do both at the same time but I believe it is the newer models. I have one of the DR 58's that is about 35 years old.Great jig and all I use it for is drawers. Something to check is on the Leigh you can vary the width of the dovetails. You can have different size dovetails on the same drawer. Not sure you can do that on the Porter Cable

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              Re: Wadkin Bursgreen Dovetail Jig

              Originally posted by Brian @ Muir View Post
              The Leigh will also do both at the same time but I believe it is the newer models. I have one of the DR 58's that is about 35 years old.Great jig and all I use it for is drawers.

              Brian
              Looking at it again, I think I was seeing the difference between through and half blind maybe.
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