We have our first batch of 1:4 Dovetail Templates available for immediate shipment. They are $51 plus shipping. Made in Nicholasville, Ky., by Machine Time.
The 1:4 slope is my favorite. I use it for all my dovetail joints, both in hardwood and softwood. It’s bolder than the 1:6 and 1:8 slopes on our other template (also $51). All these slopes work just fine. It is a matter of aesthetics.
This tool is based on a version of it that was given to me by an Australian reader during my work in Melbourne in March 2013. I used the heck out of that tool; other makers saw it and made their own versions (which is totally alright with me).
Our version is simpler than the original. It is milled from a single block of steel (all the waste is recycled). And some of its components are a bit thinner, which I prefer.
Measurements and details about the tool are here. If the tool sells out, definitely get on the waiting list to be notified because we have another big batch on the way.
— Christopher Schwarz
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If the hang hole were at 3/4” so it could also be used for marking the depth of the dovetails, the tool would be perfect (at least according to my shop-made wooden version I’ve been using for 4 years now).
Been following for a longtime, love the site, love the books & the well thought out tools, love the info… Any chance we can have pictorials of the 1:6 , 1:8 and now 1:4 of actual cut &assembled dovetails to compare the aesthetics? Cheers!
Wow! Put it in my basket. Hit pay.
Out of stock!!!
In the time it took me to log in to my account to pay they were sold out.
More coming this week
Any idea when the next run will be available ?
Perhaps this week.
Thank you LAP
Any chance for them to get overseas?
Eventually, yes. Once we can make enough for local customers we will ofrer them to our international retailers.
Curious why you chose a single angle on this as opposed to say 1:4 & 1:5.
I use only one angle when I cut dovetails. I also am pretty stupid. So when I use a template with multiple slopes, it’s easy for me to get turned around and use both on the same joint. Which sucks.
Same, I’d buy the 1/6 1/8 again if they came with the saddle square on the other side
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