Free dovetail jig

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Finishing up my annual shop cleanup and purge, and I’m inspired by Chris Wong to just give away superfluous items.  One item I’ll never use again, given that I have another jig, and rarely use it at that, opting to handcut 95% of the time, is this Rockler dovetail jig.  It’s a great starter jig. (Note: the folding rule is just for scale)

I’ve long since lost the user guide, and any accessories it might have come with, but I’m sure these are still available from Rockler (if there are any).

If you’re interested, leave a comment and a winner will be chosen at random from interested parties.  The winner can either pick it up, or will need to pay shipping from MA. (not a bad deal for a free jig!)

 

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About Nick

Nick Roulleau is founder, craftsman, designer, joiner, finisher, floor-sweep and all of the other roles at Mansfield Fine Furniture. A woodworker for more than a decade, Nick started the company with the goal of filling the need for heirloom-quality furniture hand-made from premium woods. Every piece is designed to suit the customer's needs and desires, hand-picking each piece of wood, and built one piece at a time, using both modern and centuries-old traditional methods to yield furniture to last for generations.
  • Kevin

    I’m terrified of dovetails.  Maybe a jig would be helpful to get over the hump and start using the darn things?

  • Peter Ganev

    Nice stuff. Hand tool dude myself but wouldn’t mind giving this baby a spin 🙂

  • Michael Coolidge

    I have tried hand cut dovetails.  Mine always have gaps.  I cannot figure out where they bind and always take away from the wrong pins (or is it tails?) to make it all fit together.  If this can fix that, I am sold.  I need to build a hope chest for an upcoming wedding.  Dovetails will look much better than dowels.

  • Anonymous

    I have this item on my amazon wish list, incidentally.. I am definitely not a hand tool kind of woodworker. 🙂

  • I’m a trendsetter!  🙂  It’s great to see others joining me in clearing up their shops and helping other woodworkers at the same time.
    Chris

  • Hullaw1

    Sign me up please!! BTW, I have greatly loved following your twitter comments. Going on a month or so now. Thanks for entertaining and informative commentary!

  • Oooh, my partner’s been eyeing one of these for a while. I like my odds here!

  • Bob

    This is a great idea to give unused tools a new home….. Been wanting one of these.

  • Bob

    This is a great idea to give unused tools a new home….. Been wanting one of these.

  • Derek

    Please throw my name into the hat for this, I’m in Canada, but I’ll gladly pay the postage!  Thanks!

  • Tom Erickson

    Very generous offer, please throw my name into the hat. I have wanted one of these for quite some time.
    Thank you.

  • Mtoddgregory

    Would love to have this, thanks for the chance

  • Mtoddgregory

    Would love to have this, thanks for the chance

  • Gregznajda

    I’d sure like one and put it to good use too.

  • Gregznajda

    I’d sure like one and put it to good use too.

  • Andrewjollymore

    I would love to use that unit.  I’m going to be doing our kitchen and i’m building a bed with drawers for myself and my wife (married less then a year, july 22,2011) . I have always wanted to do dovetails but can afford the tools to get the hang of doing it and how they look.  I know that doing dovetails on drawers would be best but as were just married and i was on reduced hours (back to normal now) since the earthquake in Japan. I have been trying everything to save money and to try to make my new wife like the 140+ old house even more.  I would be able to put that unit to great use, and many many more units

  • I would love to use that unit.  I’m going to be doing our kitchen and i’m building a bed with drawers for myself and my wife (married less then a year, july 22,2011) . I have always wanted to do dovetails but can afford the tools to get the hang of doing it and how they look.  I know that doing dovetails on drawers would be best but as were just married and i was on reduced hours (back to normal now) since the earthquake in Japan. I have been trying everything to save money and to try to make my new wife like the 140+ old house even more.  I would be able to put that unit to great use, and many many more units

  • I would love to use that unit.  I’m going to be doing our kitchen and i’m building a bed with drawers for myself and my wife (married less then a year, july 22,2011) . I have always wanted to do dovetails but can afford the tools to get the hang of doing it and how they look.  I know that doing dovetails on drawers would be best but as were just married and i was on reduced hours (back to normal now) since the earthquake in Japan. I have been trying everything to save money and to try to make my new wife like the 140+ old house even more.  I would be able to put that unit to great use, and many many more units

  • Oh that would be nice ! I wonder what the shipping look like to Canada, still worth it ! Nice gift

  • Matt

    Wouldnt mind paying shipping for this puppy. Would help a new woodworker out tremendously.

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