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Tapered Sliding Dovetail

You won't find a better joint for connecting the column and the legs of the tip and turn table. You may be curious about why I chose to use a tapered sliding dovetail to join the legs to the column of the tip and turn table. Well, the answer involves both a little history along with some modern techniques. Most of the old examples of this style of table used a turned, round column. And the joint used to attach the shaped legs to the round column was almost always a straight-sided sliding...

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Router Table Mechanism

NOTE Label drawer pieces on inside faces NOTE Label drawer pieces on inside faces Troubleshooting Tips for Getting a Perfect Fit Checking the Fit. With a perfect-fitting dovetail, you should be able to slide the pieces together halfway by hand and then tap them home with a mallet. After the initial scoring pass, you can rout the tails by moving the router in and out of the slots in the template, working from left to right Figure 2 . Before removing the pieces from the jig, make sure that every...