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That's my Zinkenknecht
This is my new dovetail Jig. It works with paper Templates just printed off form a CAD programm for positioning the Router. It works very precise and dustfree like a professional one.
Here you can see the paper template
You can rout through dovetails
and halfblind dovetails
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Sometimes fabricating a jig is just as rewarding as building a fine piece of furniture...
Nice jig, I bet it works great. I think I'll stick to my LN dovetail saw, it takes up a lot less room in the shop!
Not enough information on this jig to see if it will do the job or not. It looks like to me that it may be a copy of the woodrat.
I long ago sold my dovetail router templates for the simple reason that setup was to complicated!! Learning to cut dovetails is a one day event setup for a lifetime and you can easily remember how to setup for the next time without reading a manual. And the results of a handcut dovetail cannot be replicated by a jig. Just sayin.
Are we losing focus on the craft the art of woodworking and always looking for the softer easier way. the length of time to build the jig is probably the length of time you need to practice cutting dovetails. Thats my rant I could be wrong
after 55 years i think ive worked out women, but this one is a whole new ball game and my mother is german and so is my wife, go figure
Has anyone built one?
18 Euros = 23.51 US Dollar
I don't speak German, have a really hard time with metric measurements and don't have a CAD program (unless you count SketchUp) but I do have Wudworks plug-in. Do the plans come with English translation, Imperial dimensions? Will Wudworks plug-in on a SketchUp diagram give me a workable template?
"Zinkenknecht" can be translated as "dovetail helper".
It looks like the basic premise mimics the Woodrat.
The results are very nice!
This link will give you a short video (with English subtitles) and a place to purchase plans for 18 Euros. (Not sure what that comes to in dollars.)
Anyone figure out what "Zinkenknecht" means? One on-line translator says, "Zinc Servant" which I sort of like.
Are you the guy who decided where to put the oil filter on my previous car?
Looks like a way to clamp your boards vertically, a way to move up and down the edge, a way to align with center marks for each dovetail or straight cut, and a template for both type to follow once clamped in place. Clever aspect is single template and moving the template rather than how most dovetail jigs work.
On one photo it looks like one straight slot was already damaged when pulling up the router, so that's why there are two. I could be wrong.
Awesome! I cut my dovetails with a dovetail saw, or Tage Frid bow saw, very sharp chisels and a mallet...where did I go wrong?
There doesn't seem to be much information here. How is it built, how does it work?
It looks very interesting would love to build one , do you have plans available for it ?
for those who try to find plans:
It seems that http://www.smartwoodworking.net is the (new) homepage of the guy who made the jig.
By the way: very cool jig :)
where do I find plans for this? It looks like it's very accurate.
YEA, very intriging, how does it work. where did you get the plans?
yes it's for this one.
Are there plans and instructions for this jig?
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