All-in-one workstation for dovetails
Mike Pekovich's simple stand holds the work for every step of the dovetailing process.
Synopsis: Mike Pekovich streamlines his dovetail technique by using a router to remove the waste between pins. This simple shopmade stand supports the work vertically and provides a horizontal surface for the router to rest on. It handles a number of other dovetailing tasks as well, such as holding the work for sawing and chopping. You don’t need a workbench and vise to cut dovetails. All you need is a sturdy table, this workstation, and some clamps.
My work tends to require a lot of dovetailing, in white oak no less, which can be a chore. Because of that, one technique I’ve adopted to speed the process and save some wear on my chisels is to rout out the waste between the pins. To help with that, I made a simple stand to support the work vertically and provide a flat horizontal surface for the router to rest on.…