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    DOVETAIL ROUTER BIT DEPTH JIG

    I made this very simple little height tool in 70's for one of those universal dovetailing jigs.I think I saw it illistrated in a B & D router book but not sure: maybe very early Fine Woodworking. Once you have tweaked the correct depth then adjust the bolt through the U until it just touches the bit and tighten the nut below & above the U section so that it is locked in place.

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    It would be better with a brass bolt but I never damaged a carbide dovetail bit with it. Originally I was going to cut off a short piece from a U channel aluminium "straightedge" but thought I didn't want to loose that 2". I therefore simply formed the flat zinc sheet to suit.

    If working with multiple jigs then a wooden one with different heights cut with a straight router bit or dado blade may be the go.

    It is very simple & does the job.

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    Thanks ranald! We've added your Router Bit Depth Jig to our Routing category,
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