This episode shows in detail the procedures to make through dovetails on the Leigh D4R jig. The steps are very simple:
- Arrange the guide pin spacing
- Route the tails
- Route the pins
The variable pin spacing makes the D4R a very versatile dovetail jig, allowing an almost infinite arrangement of dovetail spacing. In addition, this capability also allows setting half pins near the edge of the boards, which I find a neat feature.
As many of you know already, I love to make boxes – and the predecessor, the D4, is my go-to dovetail jig, exclusively.
The two episodes that follow will show the procedures to make half-blind dovetails and sliding dovetails.