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    Lightbulb Dovetail sliding table with dust collection

    Anyone who owns an economy router dovetail jig will attest to the mess of sawdust it creates. I borrowed this idea from a YouTube video I saw. I made a few improvements that made routing dovetails a whole lot smoother. The full extension drawer slide provides smooth transitions and the small shelf at the end provides a resting place for the router as pieces are swapped out. Along with my router with built in dust collection and the port under the table this jig collects 99% of the dust.
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    Thanks Powless Design! I've added your Dovetail Sliding Table to our Woodworking category, as well as to your builder page: Powless Design's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:


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    Hi Powless Design,

    An awesome project, as well as an interesting and useful homemade tool! Your Dovetail Sliding Table is the 'Tool of the Week'!

    You'll be receiving one of our official HomemadeTools.net T-shirts:

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    Let me know (via PM) your size, color choice, and mailing address. We'll get the shirt in the mail to you directly.

    Congrats!

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    This thread has been moved to the Must Read subforum. Congrats (and thanks) to Powless Design for making such a valuable contribution!

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    Excellent! I've avoided using my dovetail jig for several reasons, all of which are fixed by your "tool". Many, many thanks.

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    Hi,
    Really a good idea for solving a problem when using this tool, and unexpensive too, all good!!!
    Have a nice day.
    Pierre

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    I got one of those jigs. Dust is the least of my concerns with it either. I never could get the thing to work worth a damn over here. I'd rather cut dovetails by hand than use it.

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    I can attest to how confusing it is to get to work. I figured it out once. I can hand cut dovetails faster than it takes me to figure out how to use the danged thing.


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