Sliding Dovetail Fixture
While attempting to rout long sliding dovetails on the end of shelving joints, I found it impossible to keep the over-wide and long shelves perpendicular to my router table. Here is a fixture I devised that, in effect, brings the table to the work. It’s a platform with a slot in the middle and two perpendiculars for sandwiching the work. To rout the dovetail, I clamp the work in the jig flush with the top of the platform. Two fences, attached at the proper spacing, guide the router and ensure a consistent dovetail.
Victor Gaines, Glenside, Pa.
Fine Woodworking Magazine, June 1983 No. 40