Through dovetail joinery is an extremely popular, attractive and strong way to make boxes, drawers and more. The Leigh TD330 with 12-7/8" board width capacity makes this joint quick and easy to make. Create elegant through dovetails in varying cutting depths, without having to adjust the jig.
1 To rout the tails, install the supplied e10 guide bushing (eBush) in your router table, with included 1/2" 8° dovetail bit.
2Centre the tail board between the left and right combs of the template.
3Clamp the tail board in place with user supplied clamps, preferably quick grip clamps.
4Rotate the side stop until the cam touches the edge of the board.
5Guide the jig around the guide bushing and bit, in and out of each comb opening.
6Use the routed tail board to set the side stop for the pin boards.
7 To rout the pin boards, install the included ½” straight bit in your router.
8 With the pin board clamped in position against the side stop, rout the pins.
9Fit the tail and pin boards together to test the fit. Joint tightness adjustment is made with the elliptical guide bushing. See below.