Step 7 -
Mount the dovetail bit and template guide to the router and set the router bit depth using the "half-blind"
bit depth guide (Fig. R6).
Step 8 -
Make a climb-cut from right to left across the outer edge of the tail board to reduce tear-out (Fig. R7).
Step 9 -
Rout in and out of the fingers of the template from left to right (Fig. R8). Remove the boards.
CUTTING THE PINS
Step 1 -
Clamp the pin board in the upper clamp (horizontal mounting position) with the outside surface against
the jig's base.
Step 2 -
Secure the template on top of the pin board making sure that it is flat (Fig. R9).
Step 3 -
Reposition the pin board (A) Fig. R10 so that it is flush to the left offset guide (B) and the inside edge of
the rabbet (A) Fig. R11 is aligned with the "half-blind" alignment line (B). Lower the router bit on the depth
guide and lock the position on your router.
Step 4 -
Rout in and out of the fingers of the template from left to right.
Step 5 -
Remove the boards from the jig and test for fit.
Alternate method for aligning the pin board -
Use a board with a rabbet the same width as the
rabbet on the workpiece (R12).
FITTING AND TROUBLESHOOTING
Fitting and troubleshooting methods for the lipped front half-blind dovetail are the same as for the regular half-