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CRAFT $ 1VlAK INDUSTRIAL Model No , DOVETAIL 171.25450 FIXTURE • Assembly • Operation iMPORTANT ; Thefollowingrouterbitsarerequired for usewith this fixture : # 25414 - 1 / 4 - in . Straight Router Bit and # 25415 - 9 / 16 - in . Dovetail Router Bit which are used for THROUGHor OPENJOINTS . : # 25505 or # 26318 - 1 / 2 - in . DovetailRouterBit which are usedfor a ! l HALFBLINDJOINTS . Readandfollow all instructions carefully . KEEPTHIS MANUALFOR ' FUTURE REFERENCE , Sold by Sears , Roebuck and Co , , Hoffman Estates , IL 60179 # 83463
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, i i FAILURETO HEEDALLSAFETYANDOPERATINGINSTRUCTIONS ANDWARNINGSREGARDINGUSEOF THISPRODUCTCANRESULT IN SERIOUSBODILYINJURY 1 ) KNOWYOURPOWERTOOL 14 ) DONOTOVERREACH Readtheowner'smanuacl arefully . Learnitsapplicationsand Keeppropefrootingandbalanceat alltimes . Iimitatlonsaswell asthe specificpotentialhazardpsarticularto 15 ) MAINTAINTOOLSWITHCARE thistool . Keeptools sharpandc ] eanfor bestandsafestperformanceF . ollow 2 ) GROUNDALLTOOLS ( UNLESSDOUBLEINSULATED ) instructionsfor lubricatingandchangingaccessories . Iftool is equippedwithanapproved3 - conductorcordanda3 - 16 ) DISCONNECTTOOLSBEFORSEERVICING pronggroundingtypeplug , it shouldbepluggedinto athreehole - when changingaccessoriessuchas blades , bits , cutters , etc . electricalreceptauteIt . adapteris usedto accommodatea two - 17 ) AVOIDACCIDENTASLTARTING prongreceptaclet , he adapterwire mustbeattachedto known Makesureswitchisin OFFpositionbeforepluggingin . ground , ( usuallythescrewsecuringreceptaclecoverplate ) . 18 ) USERECOMMENDEADCCESSORIES Consulttheowner'smanualfor recommendedaccessoriesF . ollow Neverremovethird prong . Neverconnecgt reengroundwireto a terminal . the instructionsthataccompanytheaccessoriesT . heuseof 3 ) KEEPGUARDSINPLACE improperaccessoriesmaycausehazards . - - in workingorder , andinproperadjustmenat ndalignment . 19 ) NEVERSTANDONTOOL 4 ) REMOVEADJUSTINGKEYSANDWRENCHES Seriousinjurycouldoccur ; fthetool Istipped orthecuttingtool is Forma habitof checkingto seethatkeysandadjustingwrenches accidentallycontacted0 . o notstorematerialsaboveor nearthe tool areremovedfromtool beforeturningit on . thatwouldmakeit necessaryto standon thetoolto reachthem . 5 ) KEEPWORKAREACLEAN 20 ) CHECKDAMAGEDPARTS ClutteredareasandbenchesinviteaccidentsF . loormustnot be Beforefurtheruseof thetooI , aguardor otherpartthatis damaged slipperydoeto waxor sawdust . shouldbecarefullycheckedto ensurethatit will operateproperly 6 } AVOIDDANGEROUESNVIRONMENT andperformitsintendedfunction . Checkfor alignmentof racy ( rig Donot usepowertoolsindamporwetlocationosrexposethornto parts , bindingof movingparts , breakageof parts , mounting , andany rain . KeepworkareawelIlighted . Provideadequatesurrounding otherconditionsthat mayaffectits operation . Aguardorotherpart workspace . thatisdamagedshouldbeproperlyrepairedorreplaced . 7 ) KEEPCHILDRENAWAY 21 ) DIRECTIOONFFEED All visitorsshooktbekeptata safedistancefromworkarea . Feedworkintoabladeor cutteronly againstthedirectionof rotation of the bladeor cutter . B ) MAKEWORKSHOCPHILD - PROOF - - with padlocks , masterswitches , or by removingstarterkeys . 22 ) NEVERLEAVETOOLRUNNINGUNA'n'ENDED 9 ) DONOTFORCETOOL Turnpoweroff . Do notleavetool until it comesto a completestop . It will dothejob betterandsaferatthe ratefor whichit was 23 ) KEEPHANDSAWAYFROMCUT ( 1NGAREA designed . 24 ) STOREIDLETOOLS 10 ) USEAPPROPRIATTEOOL Whennot in use , toolsshouldbestoredindry , highor Iocked - up Donotforcetool or attachmentto doajob for whichitwasnot place - - - outof reachof children . designed . 25 ) O0HOTABUSECORD 11 ) WEARAPPROPRIATAEPPAREL Keepcordawayfrom heat , oil , andsharpedges . Donotwearlooseclothing , gloves , necktiesorjewelry ( rings , 28 ) OUTDOOREXTENSIOCNORDS wristwatches ) to getcaughtin movingparts . Nonslipfootwearis Whentoo ! is usedoutdoors , useonlyextensioncordssuitablefor recommendedW . earprotectivehaircoveringto containlonghair . useoutdoors , andso marked . Rolllongsleevesel ; Dyetheelbow . 27 ) NEVERUSEINANEXPLOSIVAETMOSPHERE 12 ) USESAFETYGOGGLE ( SHeadProtection ) Normalsparkingof the motorcouldignitefumes , flarnmab ; eliquids , or combustibleitems . WearSafetyGoggles ( mustcomptywith ANSIZ87 . 1 ) at alltimes . Also , usefaceordustmaskif cuttingoperationis dusty , andear 28 ) DRUGSA , LCOHOLM , EDICATION protectors ( plugsor muffs ) duringextendedperiodsof operation . Do notoperatetool while underthe influenceof drags , alcohol , or 13 ) SECUREWORK anymedication . Useclampsora viseto holdworkwhenpractical , it's saferthan usingyour handandfreesbothhandsto operatetool . READANDUNDERSTANTDHISCOMPLETEINSTRUCTIONBOOK BEFOREUSINGTHISPRODUCT 2
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ADDITIONALSAFETYINSTRUCTIONSFORYOUR INDUSTRIALDOVETAILFIXTURE 1 ) Alwaysweareyeprotectionthatcomplieswith currentANSI 11 ) Thisproductis designedto cutflatworkpiecesD . onotcutor StandardZ78A . attempttocutworkpiecetshatarenotflat orthatareirregularly 2 ) Noiselevelsvarywidely . Toavoidpossiblehearingdamage , wear shaped . earpIugsor muffswhenusingthe DovetaiFl ixturefor hoursata 12 ) Thisproductis to beusedfor cuttingwoodworkpiecesonly . Do time . not usethisproducttocutmetaloranyothernon - woadmaterial . 3 ) Wearadust maskalongwiththesafetygoggles . 13 ) Thisproducthasbeendesignedto cutworkpieceshaving 4 ) Donot usethis DovetailFixturewith routerbitsor guide thicknessesof 3 / 8 " to 1 " . Donot usefor workpiecesof anyother bushingsotherthanthosespecifiedfor thecuts beingmade . thicknesses . 5 ) FollowtheinstructionsinyourRouterOwnersManual . 14 ) Donotclampanyworkpiecesto the DovetailFixtureor makeany 6 ) Vibrationscausedbytherouterduringusecancausefasteners adjustmentsto theDovetaiFl ixtureunlessthe routerhasbeenturned to becomeloose . Beforeuseandperiodicallyduringusecheckall off , the routerbit is notturning , andthe Routerhasbeen disconnectedfromtheelectricaloutlet . fastenersto makesurethattheyareagtightandsecure . 7 ) Donot usethis productuntil allassemblyinstallationstepshave 15 ) Whensetting " lhe - dopth - ot - cut " of the routerbit , makesurethat beencompleted , andyouhavereadandunderstandnit safetyand theworkplaceis clampedto the DovetailFixturein sucha . manner operationailnstructionsinthis manual , andtheRouterOwners thattherouterbitdoesnotcutinto the Dovetaibl asecausing ManuaL damageto it orpassibleseriousinjurytoyou . 8 ) Makesurethattherouterbit is properlypositionedin therouter 16 ) ALWAYSUNPLUGTHEROUTERFROMTHEVINRGOUTER ELECTRICAOLUTLETBEFORIENSTALLINGORREMO so thatit doesnot contactthe guidebushingorthetemplatewhen BITSFROMTHEROUTERANDWHENADJUSTINTGHECUTTING cutting . 9 ) TheDovetaiFl ixturemustbesecurelymountedto aworkbench DEPTHOFTHEROUTERBIT ; ORWHENINSTALLINOGRCHANGING or otherstablesurfacewheninuse . Thefrontof the baseshould GUIDEBUSHINGS , overhangthe frontof theworkbenchbynomerethan1 / 4 " to provide 17 ) NEVERLiFTTHEROUTERUPWARDSWHENTHEROUTERiS clearancewhenclampingworkpiecesto theDovetailFixture . " ON " , THEROUTERBITISROTATINGA , NDTHEGUIDEBUSHINGiS 10 ) Donot usethe DovetaiFl ixtureas aworksurface . Doingso may NEARORTOUCHINGTHETEMPLATEB , ECAUSTEHISWILLCAUSE THEROUTERBITTOCUTINTOTHETEMPLATAENDDAMAGEIT . causedamageto theDovetailFixturew , hichcancauseit to beunsafe to use . Aworkbenchshouldbeusedfor thispurpose . INTRODUCTION o Your Sears / Craftsmanindustrial DovetailFixture is an accessory used with your Routerto allow you to make drawers , chests , and the like where dovetail joints are used to join the front , back , and sides of the workpiece . The Dovetail Fixturewig allow you to make 1 " spaced flush and flush offset and 318 " rabbeted haif - bfind dovetail joints , in addition you can make 1 " spaced ( or open ) dovetail joints . • Workplace widths up to 16 " can beaccommodated . Workplace thicknesses between318 " and 1 " can beaccommodated , The Dovetail Basehas six pockets molded into its front which are gauges to aid you in setting the " depth - of - cut " for commonly used depths : 3 / 8 " , 1 / 2 " , 5 / 8 " , 3 / 4 ' 1,7 / 8 " , and 1 " . The Dovetail Fixture comes with two templates andtwo guide bushings for making bait - blind and through or open joints . Sears / Craftsman router bits , # 25414 and # 25415 , WHICH MUST BE PURCHASEDSEPARATELYa , re required to make the THROUGHor OPENjoints . Sears / Craftsman router bit , # 25505 or # 26318 , WHICH MUST BE PURCHASEDSEPARATELYis , required for making the haIf - bIind joints . • Eachtemplate has a label , describing the joint that can becut , along with set up information , the bit and guide bushing required , and the stop block setting for a particular joint . The Dovetail Fixture can be used with al ! Sears / Craftsman Routers . With a separately purchasedSears / Craftsman # 25326 , Universal Router Adapter , the DovetagFixture can be usedwith many non - Craftsman Routers , such as , Black & Decker , Makita , and SkiL UNPACKINGANDCHECKINGCONTENTS in order to simplify handIing and to minimize any damagethat may occur during shipping , your Industrial Dovetail Fixtureis packaged unassembled , Separate all parts from the packing materials and check each onewith the igustrations and list of parts at the endof this manuaIto make sure that ag parts are present before discarding any packaging material . • If any parts are missing or cannot beaccounted for , do not attempt to assemble , install , or usethe industrial DovetailFixture until the missing parts havebeen obtained and the product has beenassembled correctly . Contact your localSearsRetail Outletfor a repIacement product or for the missing parts . 3
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ASSEMBLYINSTRUCTIONS Thefollowingtoolsare requiredforassembly : 1 ) AmediumsizedPhillipsscrewdriver , 2 ) Asmallor mediumsizedadjustablewrench . ASSEMBLYOFTHERIGHTSIDETEMPLATESUPPORTTOTHEDOVETAILBASE 1 ) . Placethe dovetailbasetopsidedownonaflat surface . 2 ) insertoneof the5 / 16 - 18x 2 " longroundheadsquareneckboltsinto thes ! ot inthe rightsideof thebase . ( NOTET : herightsideof the baseis identifiedbythewordsRIGHTSIDEmoldedinto it . ) 3 ) Placea11 / 32 " I . D _ x 7 / 8 " O . D . washerontothe bolt asshownin Figure1 , 4 ) Threada5 / 16 - 18hexnut ontothe bolt , asshown , until it bottomsout againstthe washer , 5 ) Backoffthe nutfromthe washerbetween1 / 4 and1 / 2turns . Nigh the nut sothatthecornersof the nutareverticallYlineduPasshown . Notethe alignmentof the hexpocketinthetemplatesupport . Thebolt shouldbefreeto movesideto side ; if it doesnot , loosenthenut 1 / 3 turn or untilthe cornersof thenut pointupanddown . 8 ) Assembletheright templatesupportto theright side of thedovetailbaseso thatthe hexoutlinesupandf ts into thehexpocketinthe right templatesupport , ( NOTET : herighttemplatesupporthasthewordsRIGHTSIDEmoldedinto it for identification . ) 7 ) Assemblea # 10 - 32x 5 / 8 ° tongpanheadmachinescrew , a 13 / 64 " ! . D . x 9 / 16 " O . D . washer , anda # 10 " 32hexnutt ° thebaseassh ° wn t ° holdthetemplatesupportin place . Securelytightenthe nut andscrew _ 8 ) Thetemplatesupportshouldmovefreelyfrontto backalongthe sideof the base , If it doesnot , it meansthatthe 5 / 16 - 18hexnut is too tight onthebolt andshouldbeloosened . Todo this , removethefastenersassembledinstepT , andremovethetemplatesupport ; repeatsteps 4 through7 . • ASSEMBLE THE LEFT SIDE TEMPLATE SUPPORT TO THE DOVETAIL BASETHE SAME AS THE RIGHT SIDE TEMPLATE SUPPORT WAS ASSEMBLED " / 8 " longPANHEAMDACHINSECREW Fig . 1 11 / 32L " O . XT / 8 " O . D . WASHER MUSTLINEUP 5 / 16 - 18X2 " tongROUNHDEAD _ . DW . ASHER SQUARNEECKBOLT ? HEXNUT DOVETABILASE _ BACKOFDOVETABILASE
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ASSEMBLYOFTHETOPCLAMPINGBARTOTHEDOVETAILBASE 1 ) Assembloeneof the boltsupportsto bothof the 5 / 16 - 18X3 - 1 / 2 " longroundheadsquareneckboltsas showninFigure2 . 2 ) Alignthe squareonthe boltwiththe squareholein the boltsupport . Theboltsupportisto = bottom - out " againstthe bolt asshownin Figure3 . FIG . 2 5 / 16 - 18X3 - 1 / 2F " IG . 3 FIG . 3a longROUND HEADSQUARE _ - x , o , , 3 ) Assembleoneofthespringsto eachof thenylonspring retainersby pushingthespringoverthe raisedcylindricalportionof the springretaineras shownin Figure3aandFigure3b , 4 ) Positionthe dovetailbaseonafiat smoothsurfaceso the backof the baserestsonthesurface . NOTEA : LTHOUGBHOTHENDSOFTHEDOVETAIBLASEARESHOWNASSEMBLEIDNTHEFOLLOWINGFIGUREST , HEACTUALASSEM - BLYIS DONEONEENDATATIME . 5 ) Fromthe bottomof the base , inserta boltwithbolt supportthroughtheslotin the top of the basesothe raisedportionof the bolt supportgoesinto theslot , asshownin Figure4 , Fig , 4 SLOTIN SLOTIN DOVETAIL DOVETAEILASE DOVETAIL BOLTANBDOLT EASE / BASE BOLTAND BOLTSUPPORT FRONTOFDOVETAIBLASE 6 ) Placea5 / 16 " I . D . X 7 / 8 " O . D . thick nylonwasheroverthe boltso thatthecountersinfkacesawayfromthe dovetailbaseas shownin Figure6 . It will benecessaryfor youto holdthe bolt in placewhenperformingthis andthe followingsteps . HELPFULHINTS : Positionthe bolt andthe boltsupportunderthe notchin the ribas shownin Figure5 , to helpholdthebolt in place , Fig . 5 _ NOTCHINRIB SLOTINDOVETAIBLASE BOLTANBDOLTSUPPORT
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7 ) Placeaspringandspringretainera , ssembledinstep3 , overthe bolt sothespringfits intothe countersinink thethick washerasshown In Figure6 . 8 ) Pressdownonthespringretaineruntiljustthe endof the bolt sticksout pastthe endof the springretainer . 9 ) Slidethe clampingbaroverthe bolt sothatthe springretainerabutstheinsideof theclampingbarasshownin figure6 . NOTET : HE SPRINGRETAINEMRUSTPUSHAGAINSTTHECLAMPNGBAR . 10 ) Placean11 / 32 " I . D . X 7 / 8 " O . D . thin nylonwasherandan 11 / 3Z I . D . X7 / 8 " O . D . washerover the bolt . It will benecessaryfor youto pressdownonthe dampingbarwhiledoingthis . 11 ) Takeoneofthe clampinkgnobsandthreadit ontothe bolt asshown . DONOTTHREADthe knobcompletelyontothe bolt - - just enough sothe knobholdsthe clampingbarin place . Assembleclampingbar , knobs , endcaps on bothends asshown CLAMPING FIG . 6 KNOB t f / 32 " LD . X 7 / B " O . D . WASHER CLAMPINGBARDETAIL 11 / 32L " D . X T / 8 " O . D . THINNYLONWASHER NYLONSPRINGRETAINER CLAMPINBGAR 11 / 32 " LD . X7 / 8 " O . D . ( RETAINEARBUTSTHE CLAMPINBGARENDCAP WASHERLAMPING SAR ) SPRINAGND NYLONSPRING / OPENSIDEOFTHECLAMPING RETAINEFRIT BARPOINTSTOWARTDHETOP INSIDETHEOPEN SIDEOFTHE SURFACOEFTHEDOVETABILASE CLAMPINBGAR ( SEECLAMPING 11 / 32L " D . X 7 / 8 " O , D . BARDETAIL ) \ t THICKNYLOWNASHER SPRING CLAMPINBGAR ( SHOWNWITH / 31 / 2 " BOLT DOVETABILASE ENDCUTAWAYANDSECT ! ONED / SONYLONSPRINRGETAINER / BOLl / TOPSURFACOEFTHEE - - RIGHTTEMPLAT SUPPORT PLACEMENCTANBESEEN ) / SUPPORT COMPRESSION SPRING 12 ) Repeatabovesteps4through11for theotherendof the clampingbar . 13 ) Assembletheendcapsto the endsof the clampingbarby pressingthemin ; theyaredesignedto be " force - fit " intothe barin oneway only . It maybenecessaryto " tap " themin by gentlyhittingthemwitha rubbermatletora pieceof wood - - since theyfit verytightly intothe clampinbgarU , SECAREWHEN DOINGTHISSOASNOTTODAMAGETHEENDCAPS , USECARETHATTHECAPSAREPROPERLYALIGNEDASSHOWN WHEN ASSEMBLINGTHEMTOTHEBAR . fig . 7 CLAMPINGBARPARALLETLO TOPOFBASE J SPACINTGOBE APPROXIMATELY 1 - 1 / 2 " 0 0 0 14 ) Tightenthe clampingknobsontothe boltssothatthespacebetweenthebottomof theclampingbarandthetop of the baseis about 1 1 / 2 " . Theciampingbarshouldbeparalletto the top of the base . 15 ) Aftercompletingthe abovestepsyour DovetaiFl ixtureshouldlooklikethe illustrationin Figure7 . 6
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ASSEMBLYOFTHEFRONTCLAMPINGBARTOTHEDOVETAILBASE 1 ) Assemblethe front clampingbarto the dovetaibl asefollowingthesameprocedureusedto assemblethetop clampingbartothe dove - tail baseas shownin Figure8 . The5 / 16 - 18X4 - 1 / 2 " longroundheadsquareneckboltsareused , Fig . 8 CLAMPINBGAR ( SHOWWNITHWAY 0 COMPRESSION ENDCUTA ANDSECTIONED SPRING SONYLONSPRING RETAINPELRACE - MENTCANBE SEEN ) 4 I / 2 " BOLT / " " 11 / 32 " 1 . DX . 7 / 8 " O . D , BOLT THICKNYLONWASHER COMPRESSISOPNRING NYLONSPRING CLAMPINBGAR RETAINER ENDCAP ( RETAINER ABUTSTHE 1 ! / 32 " LD . X7 / B " O . D , RETAINER THINNYLONWASHER CLAMPINBGAR ) 11 / 32 " I . D . X 7 / 8 " O . D . WASHER ASSEMBLYOFTHECAM HANDLESAND PIVOTSHAFTTOTHEDOVETAILBASE Afterthe camhandlesandpivotshafthavebeenassembledto thebase , it will bepossiblteo accuratelypositionthetemplatesfor close fitting joints , Notethattherearesomegraduationsonbothtemplatesupports . • Rotatingthe camhandlesothat thepointerlinesup withoneof thegraduationspermitsaccuratefront - to - backpositioningof the template . • Camhandlesaredesignedto provideinfinitetemplateadjustment . Onegraduationequals1 / 64 " of movementof thetemplate . • Rotatingthe camhandlesothat thepointerlevermovestowardthe frontof thebase . causesthetemplateto alsomovetowardsthefront of the base . • Converselyrotatingthecamhandlesothatthepointerlevermovestowardthe backof the base , causesthetemplateto alsomove towardsthe backof the basealso . 1 ) Assembleoneof the camhandlesto the pivotshaftusinga # 10 - 32x 5 / 8 " longpanheadmachinescrewanda 13 / 64 " I . D . x 9 / 16 " LD . washer , asshownin Figure9 , 2 ) Usecareso thatthe pivotshaftfits intothe hex - shapedholein thecamhandleT . hepivotshaftmayfit tightly intothe camhandle ; this is normal . 3 ) Makesurethatthepivotshaftbottoms * outinsidethe camhandle . / CAMHANDLE Fig . 9 13 / 64 " t . D . X9 / 16 ° 0 . O , WASHE - R - _ , , , , _ _ PIVOTSHAFT 7
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4 ) Securelytightenthe screw , NOTET : HENEXTTWOSTEPSAREPRE - ASSEMBLSYTEPS . 5 ) Sgdetheretainerovertheendof thepivotshaftfor about2 " . Theretainemr ayfit tightlyt ; hisis normal 6 ) Threadthe # 1 _ ` 16x1 / 2 " _ ngpanheadtappingscrewint _ theh _ eintheretainerunti _ itbott _ ms - _ tagain _ tthepiv _ tsha _ . ( Thescrew will fit tightlyin the hole . ) SeeFigure10 . Fig . 10 _ # ! 0 - 16X 1 / 2 " LONGPANHEATDAPPINSGCREW 7 ) Loosenthescrewaboutoneturn . Removethe retainefrromthe shaftandsetit asidetemporarily . 8 ) Assemblethe pivotshaftwith camhandleto the basebyinsertingtheendof thepivotshaftthroughthe holestnthe righttemplate supportandthebase . 9 ) MAKESURETHEORIENTATIOONFTHECAMHANDLEISASSHOWNINFIGURE11 . 10 ) Placethe retainerat thelocationshowninFigure12endpushthe pivotshaftthrough . THEORIENTATIOONFTHERETAINERRELAT ] VE TOTHECAMHANDLEWITHSCREWMUSTBEASSHOWN . NOTET : HERETAINERMAYFITTIGHTLYONTHEPIVOTSHAFTT ; HISIS NORMAL . Fig . 11 DOVETABILASE
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11 ) Continuepushingthepivotshaftthroughthe holesandtheretaineruntilthe endof the pivotshaftextendsout ofthe lefttemplatesupport asshowin Figure12 . 12 ) Makesurethe endof thecamhandlefits intothe holein thebaseasshown , Fig . 12 PIVOT , HOLEINBASE , PtVOSTHAFT SUPPORT CAM HANDLE _ " 13 ) Withthe camhandlepushedin againstthe base , positionthe retaineragainstthesidewallof the base , asshownin Figure13 . Theretainer shouldbarelytouchthesidewall ofthe base . Thepurposeof the retaineris to preventor minimizethe side - to - sideof thecamhandleand pivotshaft . Fig . 13 RVOTSHAFT - SIDEWALLOFBASE 9
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14 ) Assemblethe othercamhandleto theotherendof the pivotshaftusinga 13 / 64 " I , D . x 9 / 16 " O . D , washeranda # 10 - 32X 5 / 8 " long penheadmachinescrew , asshownin Figure14 . 15 ) Makesurethatthecamhandlelinesupwiththe camhandleat theotherendofthe pivotshaftandthat theendofthe camhandlefits into the holein thebase . 16 ) Tightenthe screwsecurely , LEFTTEMPLATSEUPPORT Fig . 14 / _ # 10 - 32X5 / 8 " LONG PANHEAMDACHINE SCREW _ " DAMHANDLE 17 ) Rotateoneof thecamhandtes - ltshoutdrotatefreelyand movethetemplatesupports , 18 ) Ifthis doesnot happenl , oosenthescrewon the retainerandmovetheretainerawayfrom thesidewall slightly , 19 ) Securelyretightenthescrew . 20 ) If thereis too muchside - to - sidemovement ( play ) of the camhandles ; loosenthescrewin theretainerandmovetheretainerc / oserto the sidewaltof the base . 21 ) Securelyretightenthescrew , ASSEMBLYOFTHEFRONTSTOPBLOCKSTOTHEDOVETAILBASE 1 ) Aseemblethe frontstopblockstothefront of thedovetailbase , at eachend , using # 10 - 32x 5 / 8 " longflatheadmachinescrews , 13 / 64 _ I . D . x 9 / 16 " O . D . washers , and # ! 0 - 32 hexnuts , as shownin Figure15 . 2 ) Makesurethattheopenrib portionfits intothe slotin the frontof the base . Thestopblockwglfit intothe slotin onepositiononly , 3 ) Tightenthe screwsecurelyontothenut . 4 ) Assembletheotherfrontstopblockto oppositeendo1the dovetagbaseinthe samemanner . FORREASONOSFCLARITYT , HEFRONT Fig . 15 CLAMPINGBAR , KNOBSB , OLTASND WASHER SPRINGASRENOTSHOWN DOVETABILASE \ # 10 _ 32XB / 8OLONG SLO _ T FLATHEADMACHINE SCREW SUPPORT _ FRONTOFDOVETABtLASE # 10 - 32HEX 13 / 64 _ LD . X9 / 16 ° O.D / 5 / 8 " LONGFLATHEAD WASHER J MACHINESCREW FRONSTTOPBLOCI _ 10
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ASSEMBLYOFTHETOPSTOPBLOCKSTOTHEDOVETAILBASE • Thetop stopblocksareassembledto thetop of thedovetailbasein oneof twowaysdependinguponwhichstyleof dovetailjoint is to becut : a ) HALF - BLINDFLUSHJOINTS - - The " A " onthestopblockfacestowardthe " middleof the base " . b ) HALF - BUNDRABBETJOINTS _ The " B " onthestopblockfacestowardthe " middleof the base " . c ) THROUGHJOINTS - - The " A " onthestopblockfacestowardthe " middleof the base " . • Sincetheflushjoint is themorecommonlyusedjoint , thefollowinginstructionsapplyto theassemblyof the stopblocksfor this stylejoint . 1 ) Positionthedovetailfixturerightsideuponaflat surface . 2 ) Assembleoneof thetop stopblocksto thetop surfaceof the baseusinga # 10 - 32x 7 / 8 " longflatheadmachinescrew , as shownin Figure16 . Thescrewthreadsintothe holeinthe bottomof thesIot . 3 ) Makesurethatthe " A " facesthe " middleof the base " . 4 ) Makesuretheopenribportionof the stopblockfits intotheslot in thetop surfaceof thebase . Fig . 16 RfBONSTOBPLOCK _ # t0 - 32X7 / 8 " L'ONGFLAT HEADMACHINSECREW # 10 _ 3X2 7 / 8 _ LONG \ MACHINSECREW TOPSTOPBLOCK SLOTIN TOP OFBASE SLOTINTOP / MIDDLEOFTHEBASE OFBASE 5 ) Assembletheremainingtopstopblockto the oppositeendofthe baseinthesamemanner . 6 ) Againmakesurethatthe " A " facesthe " middleof the base " 7 ) Tightenbothscrewssecurely . 8 ) Torepositionthestopblocksfor rabbetjoints , simplyloosenthescrewsjustenoughso thatthe ribsonthe stopblockscomeout of the slot , Thestopblockisthenrotated180 ° to thealternateposition , sothe " B " facesthe middleof thebase , andsecurelyretightenthe screws . ASSEMBLYOFTHECLAMPINGKNOBSTOTHEDOVETAILBASE 1 ) Assemb _ e1 _ / 3 _ 2D " . x 7 / 8 " _ _ _ _ was _ ers _ ntot _ e _ / 1 _ - 18b _ itsat b _ thends _ f t _ ed _ _ etai _ _ aseassh _ _ n in Figure17 _ 2 ) Assemblethe clampingknobsontothe boItsasshown . 3 ) Threadtheclampingknobsontothe boltsso thatthespacingbetweenthewasherandthetemplatesupportsis approximately1 / 2 " . 4 ) Setthe dovetailbaseasidefor thetimebeingandcontinueon withthe nextsection . ASSEMBLYOFTHETEMPLATES / 5 / 16 - 18X2 " longROUND Fig . 17 / HEASDQUARENECK BOLT 5 / t6 - t8 X2 ° tongROUND 11 / 32I " . D . XT / 8 " HEADSQUARNEECKBOLT \ \ / / O . DW , ASHER KNOB CLAMPIN / G ! / 2 " SPACIN8GETWEFWNASHEARND KNOB TEMPLASTEUPPOR ( BTOTHENOS ) 11
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• Placethetemplatestiffenerinto therectangulasr lotin the underneathsideof thetemplate , asshowninFigure18 . NOTET : HETEMPLATFEORCUTTINGHALF - BLINDJOINTSISBEINGUSEDASANILLUSTRATIOINNTHEFOLLOWIHFGIGURES . 1 ) Threada # 8 - 36x 3 / 16 " longpanheadmachinescrewthrougheachof the fiveholesinthetemplateandinto thethreadedholesin the templatesupport , asshowninFigure24andsecurelytightenallof thescrews . Fig . 18 _ TEMPLASTETIFFENER \ _ _ _ J jRECTANGULARSLOT TEMPLATE _ _ MACHINBEISNCDRINEHGwESALDO _ TTED _ MA # & 3gSXC3 ! R ! 6E " tW ° ngPANHEADcHINE NOTEO : NSOMEEARLYVERSIONSOFTHISPRODUCTA , SLOTTEDBINDINGHEADMACHINESCREWHASBEENSUBSTITUTEFDORTHE PANHEADSCREWSPECIFIEFDORASSEMBLINTGHETEMPLATSEUPPORTTSOTHETEMPLATES ( S . EETHESCREWILLUSTRATIOINN FIGURE18 ) , 2 ) Assemblethetemplatebracketsto thetemplateusingfour # 10 - 32x 3 / 8 ° longpanheadmachinescrews _ as shownin Figure19 . 3 ) MAKESURETHATTHETEMPLATEBRACKETASREASSEMBLETDOTHEUNDERNEATSHIDEOFTHETEMPLATEA , SSHOWNIN FIGURE19 , ANDTHATTHEAL ] GNMENOT FTHEBRACKETISS ALSOASSHOWNINTHEFIGURE . 4 ) ITIS NOTNECESSARFYORTHESCREWSTOBETIGHTENEADTTHISSTAGET ; HETEMPLATEBRACKETSSHOULDBEFREETOMOVE WITHRESPECTTOTHETEMPLATOERELSEITWILLNOTBEPOSSIBLTEOALIGNTHETEMPLATAESDESCRIBEIDNTHENEXTSECTION . 5 ) Theassembledtemplateshouldlookliketheillustrationin Figure20 . Fig . 19 # 10 - 32X3 / 8 " tongPANHEAMDACHINSECREW TEMPLATE ' \ _ - TEMPLABTERACKE . . T . . 6 ) Assemblethetemplatestiffenerandthetemplatebracketsto the TEMPLATFEORCUTTINGTHROUGHJOINTSusingthesamemethod describedinthe precedingsteps1through5 , Referto Figure20 . Fig . 20 lg
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ALIGNMENTOFTHETEMPLATES In orderfor the DovetaiFl ixtureto functionproperly , it is necessaryfor thetemplatesto bealignedwithrespectto dovetailbase . The reasonfor this , isthatdovetailcutsareat both endsof the DovetaiFl ixture . Whenproperlyalignedt , he resultbeingall matingcorners will alwaysbelinedup . NOTET : HETEMPLATFEORCUTTINGHALF - BLINDJOINTSIS BEINGUSEDASANILLUSTRATIOINNTHEFOLLOWINFGIGURES , 1 ) Withthe dovetailbasesti ! l havingthe 1 / 2 " spacingbetweenthewasherandthetemplatesupports ( Referto Figure17 ) , assemblethe templateassemblyto thedovetailso that : a ) theslotin the templatebracketfits overthebolt , b ) thelegof the templatebrackeits betweenthe washerandthetemplatesupport , and c ) thelegsfit intothe slotsinthetemplatesupports , asshownin Figure21 . d ) NOTET : HISPROCEDURMEUSTBEFOLLOWEWDHENEVETRHETEMPLATIESINSTALLEDONTHEDOVETAIFLIXTUREIT . ISMOST IMPORTANTTHATLEGOFTHETEMPLATBERACKEATLWAYSBEBETWEETNHEWASHERANDTHETEMPLATSEUPPOROT RELSETHE TEMPLATWEILLNOTBEPROPERLPYOSITIONEFDORCUTTINGACCURATDEOVETAILFSo . rinitialsetup , Allowthelegsofthe template bracketto " bottomout " inthe slotsinthe tempiatesupportsasshownin Figure21 . Fig . 21 _ RtGHTTEMPLATSEUPPORT WASHER j SLOTINTHETEMPLATESUPPORT BOLT _ 0 TEMPLATBERACKET SLOTIN THETEMPLATBERACKET " _ TEMPLABTREACKE " TBOTTOMS - OUT " AGATINHSIST SURFAC ( BEOTHENDSOFDOVETABILASE ) TOREMOVETHETEMPLATFEROMTHEDOVETAIFLIXTUREL , OOSENTHECLAMPINGKNOBSSOTHATSPACINGBETWEETNHE TEMPLATEBRACKEATNDTHEWASHERISABOUT1 / 2 " ; GENTLYLiFTTHETEMPLATUEPWARDFROMTHEDOVETAIBLASESOTHATTHE TEMPLATEBRACKECTLEARSTHESLOTSINTHETEMPLATESUPPORATNDSTOREINACONVENIENLTOCATION , 2 ) LightIytightentheclampingknobsat bothendsof the baseso thatthetemplatebracketsareheldin placeagainstthetemplatesupports asshowninFigure21 . 3 ) Movethetemplatefrom sideto sideonthe templatebracketsso thatit is centeredwith respectto the templatebracketsT , hismeansthat thetemplateandbracketsshouldlookIikeoneof the followingfigures : Figure22 , Figure23 , or Figure24 , Movetemplatefront - to - backsothat front edgeof templateis parallewl ith thefrontof the dovetailbase . In eachconditionthetemplateandthetemplatebracketsMUSTbe symmetricalwith eachother . Thefiguresdonot showthe completedovetaiflixture , butonlytheunderneathsideof thetemplatewithtemplate bracketscorrectlypositionedi , n orderthatthecorrectpositionsof the partscanbeseenclearly . ] 3
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TEMPLATE Fig . 22 _ " DISTANCBEETWEETNHESSEURFACES MUSTBEEQUAALTBOTHENDS I TEMPLATBERACKET CONDITIONONE . T " EMPLATEBRACKETSPROTRUDBEEYONDTEMPLATES j TEMPLATE Fig . 23 J F THESSEURFACEMSUST BEEQUAALTBOTHENDS o _ 0 0 TEMPLATBERACKET CONDITIONTWO ; TEMPLATEPROTRUDEBSEYONDTEMPLATEBSRACKETS . 24 MUSTBEEQUAALTBOTHENDS o 0 0 TEMPLABTERACKET CONDITIONTHREET . EMPLATEEVENWITHTEMPLATBERACKETS 14
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4 ) Afterthetemplatebracketshavebeencorrectlypositionedonthetemplatesecurelytightenthefourscrewsholdingthetemptatebrackets to thetemplate . 5 ) Removethetemplateassemblyfromthe baseandsetit asidefor now . 6 ) Aligntheothertemplateassemblyin thesamemanner , ITSHOULDBENOTEDTHATYOUMAYFIND , THATAFTERMAKINGSOMESAMPLECUTS , SLIGHTADJUSTMENTMSAYBEREQUIRED . HOWTOMAKETHESEADJUSTMENTISS EXPLAINEDINTWOOFTHEFOLLOWINGSECTIONS " M : AKINGADJUSTMENTFSORHALFBLIND JOINTS " or " MAKINGADJUSTMENTFSOROPEN ( THROUGHJ ) OINTS " . 7 ) Removethetemplateassemblyfromthe baseandsetit asidefor now . ( Figure25 below , is anexampleof INCORRECTLpYositioned templatebrackets , ) CKET THETEMPLABTERACKEETXTENDS tEMPLATE BEYONTDHETEMPLATE BRACKET 0 o ! o 0 CONDITIOFNOURT : HISCONDITIOISNNOTCORREC - T - - TEMPLABTERACKEETXTENDBSEYONTDHETEMPLAATEND THETEMPLAETEXTENDBSEYONTDHETEMPLABTERACKET • StMPYLMAKESUREBRACKETASREPOSITIONETDHESAMEAETACHEND ASSEMBLYOFA GUIDEBUSHINGTOTHEROUTER ALWAYSMAKESURETHATTHEROUTERIS " TURNEDOFF " ANDTHATTHEELECTRICACLORDHASBEENUNPLUGGED FROMTHEELECTRICAOLUTLETBEFORAESSEMBLINGAGUIDEBUSHINGTOTHEROUTERORMAKINGANYADJUSTMENTOSR CHANGINGROUTERBITSINTHEROUTER . REMOVEANYROUTERBITFROMTHEROUTERBEFOREPROCEEDINWGITHTHEASSEMBLYOFA GUIDEBUSHINGTOTHEROUTER . Assembly for Sears routers with three hole baseplates : 1 ) Placethe'router upsidedawnonaflat surfaceandremoveanyguidebushingthatmaycurrentlybein the router , 2 ) Placethe guidebushingrequiredfor thetypeof dovetagjoint to becutundertherouterbaseplateasshownin Figure26 . Fig . 26 10 - 32X 3 / 8 ° LONGFLATHEAD MACHINSECREW ( 1 / 2 " DIAMETESRHOWN ) NOTETHEORIENTATIOOFN " THEGUIDEBUSHING
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3 ) MAKESURETHATTHEORIENTATIOONFTHEGUIDEBUSHINGIS ASSHOWN , 4 ) Positiontheguidebushingsothatthethreethreadedholesinthe guidebushinglineupwiththe countersunkholesinthe baseplate . 5 ) Threada # 10 - 32x 3 / 8 " longflatheadmachinescrewinte eachonthe holes . 6 ) SecureIytightenthescrews . Assemblyfor Soars 1 / 2 " Shank Industrial Routers Modal Nos . 27504 , 27505 and 27506 or equivalent : 1 ) Placethe routerupsideonaflatsurfaceandremoveanyguidebushingthat maycurrentlybeinthe router . 2 ) Placethe guidebushinginthe recessedportionof the routerbaseasshownin Figure27 . 3 ) Alignthe cutoutsintheguidebushingwiththe threadedhoIesinthe base . 4 ) Threadthetwo roundheadscrews , thatcamewiththe router , intothetwo threadedholesinthe base . 5 ) Tightenthescrewssecurdy . B ) FORADDITIONAILNFORMATIOCNONCERNINTGHISMATTERC , ONSULYTOURROUTEROWNERSMANUAL . MAKESURETHATTHEROUTER BITISALIGNEDWITHORCENTEREIDN THEHOLE Fig , 27 _ - ROUTERBIT INTHEGUIDEBUSHINGT . ODOTHIS , LOOSEN SCREWSHOLDINGBASEPLATEORADAPTER I i I I I PLATETOROUTERC , ENTERGUIDEBUSHINGHOLE TEMPLAGTEUIDE - - WITHRESPECTTOROUTERBITANDRETIGHTEN ' , , @ , SCREWSSECURELY ROUTEBRA _ Assembly for other brands of routers : INORDERTOUSETHEDOVETAIFLIXTUREWiTHOTHERBRANDSOFROUTERSIT , WILLBENECESSARFYORYOUTOPURCHASAE CRAFTSMAUNNIVERSARLOUTERADAPTERPLATEM , ODELNO . 25326 , FROMSEARSA , NDREPLACTEHEBASEPLATEONYOURROUTER WITHTHEADAPTERPLATE . 1 ) Placethe routerupsideon aflatsurfaceandremoveanyguidebushingthatmaycurrentlybeinthe router , 2 ) Placetheguidebushingrequiredfor thetypeof dovetailjointto becutunderthe routerbaseplateas showninFigure2 & 3 ) MAKESURETHATTHOERIENTATIOONFTHEGUIDEBUSHINGIS ASSHOWN , Fig . 28 MACHINESCREW NOTETHEORIENTATIOOFN THEGUIDEBUSHING ( t / 2 " DIAMETESRIlOWN ) MAKESURETHATTHEROUTER BITtSALIGNEDWITHORCENTEREIDNTHEHOLE IN THEGUIDEBUSHINGT . ODOTHISL , OOSEN SCREWSHOLDINGBASEPLATEORADAPTER PLATETOROUTERC , ENTERGUIDEBUSHING HOLEWITHRESPECTTOROUTERBITAND RETIGHTESNCREWSSECURELY 16
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4 ) Positiontheguidebushingsothatthethreethreadedholesintheguidebushinglineupwiththe countersunkholesinthe adapterplate . 5 ) Threada # 10 - 32x 3 / 8 " longflatheadmachinescrewinto eachontheholes , 6 ) Securelytightenthescrews . _ PLATE Fig . 29 NOTETHEORIENTATIOONF THEGUIDEBUSHING INSTALLATIONINSTRUCTIONS THEDOVETAIFLIXTUREMUSTALWAYSBEFIRMLYANDSECURELMYOUNTEDTOA SOLIDANDFIRMWORK SURFACES , UCHASAWORKBENCHB , EFORUESE . FAILURETODOSOCOULDCAUSETHEDOVETAIFLIXTURETOTIPOVERORSLIDE ALONGTHEWORKSURFACER , ESULTINGINPROPERTDYAMAGEANDSERIOUSPERSONAILNJURY . MOUNTINGTHEDOVETAIFLIXTURETOA WORKSURFACEORWORKBENCUHSINGCLAMPS USINGTHISMOUNTINGMETHODALLOWSYOUTOMOUNTTHEDOVETAIFLIXTURESOTHATITCANBEEASILYINSTALLEDF , ORUSE , ANDREMOVEDF , ORSTORAGEW , ITHOUTPERMANENTLTYAKINGUPSPACEONYOURWORKBENCH 1 ) Makeasolidwoodmountingboard , 32 " longx 6 - 1 / 4 " widex 3t4 " thick . 2 ) Rem ° vethetemplateassemblyfr ° m thebaseif thereis ° no therecurrently ' 3 ) Drill three1 / 8 " diameterholes , 3t4 " deepinto themountingboardasshownin illustration . 4 ) PositiontheDovetailFixtureonthe topof the mountingboardsothe holesinthebaselineupwiththedrilledholesinthe mountingboard . 5 ) Securethe DovetaiFl ixtureto themountingboardusingthree13164 ! " . D . x 9 / 16 " O . D . washersandthree # 10 - 16x 1 " longpanheadself tappingscrewsasshowninFigure30 . FIG . 30 / THEFRONTOFTHE TO _ 1 / 8 " DIAMETEDRRILLHOLE i I / TOTHEFRONOTFTHE _ DOVETABILASE 17
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9 ) Applyinag smallamountof soapto the screwthreadswill makeit easierto threadthescrewsintothe holes . 10 ) Lineupthefront of themountingboardwiththe frontof a workbenchor othersturdysurface , 11 ) Usingtwo clamps , suchasC - clamps , firmly clampthe DovetailFixturteo theworkbenchbyclampingonthe mountingboardasshownIn Figure31andFigure31A . 12 ) Makesurethatthe mountingboardlinesupwiththe frontof the workbench . Fig . 31 CLAMPHERE \ \ • FRONSTURFACOEF k THEMOUNTtNG BOARD ; URFACOEF THEWORKBENCH FRONSTURFACOEFTHEBASE Fig . 31,4 FRONSTURFACOEF - ] THEBASE FRONSTURFACOEFTHE / MOUNTINBGOARD FRONSTURFACOEF / THEWORKBENCH USINGTHEDOVETAILFIXTURE STYLES OF DOVETAIL JOINTS Fourdifferentstylesof dovetadjointscanbemadewiththe DovetailFixtureusingyour router . • Thesejointsaredescribedinthefollowingsections . Half Blind Flush Joint : • TheHalfBlindFlushJointis usedwhentheheightof boththe drawerfront andthe drawerbackisthe sameheightasthedrawersides ; andthe lengthof boththedrawerfrontandthedrawerbackis the sameasthewidthofthe drawer . SeeFigure32 . 18
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NOTET : HENORMALDEPTHOFCUTFORA HALFBLINDFLUSHJOINTIS3 / 8 " . _ DRAWERFRONT ( PtNP ) tECE Fig . 32 DRAWESRIDE ( TAIPLIECE ) SIDE ( TAILPIECE ) J DRAWEBRACK ( PiNPIECE _ ) HALFBILHDFLUSHJOINT Half BlindFlushOffsetJoint : TheHaftBlindFlushOffsetJointis usedwhen : Theheightof boththedrawerfrontandthe drawerbackis the sameheightasthe drawersides ; the tengthof thedrawerfrontis 1 / 8 " longer ( 1 / 16 " onaside ) thanthewidth of thedrawer ; andthe lengthof thedrawerbackis the sameasthewidth of thedrawer . SeeFigure33 . Toobtainthe offset , cuta 1t16 " deepby 3 / 8 " widerabbetontheoppositeendsonthe insideof thedrawerfront . NOTET : HENORMALDEPTHOFCUTFORA HALFBLINDFLUSHOFFSEJTOINTIS 3 / 8 " , _ DRAWEFRRON ( TPINPIECE ) Fig . 33 DRAWESRIDE ( TAILPIECE ) DRAWERStDE ( TAILPIECE ) TAILS J DRAWEBRACK ( PINPIECEJ ) _ HALFBILNDFLUSHOFFSEJTOINT 19
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Half BlindRabbetedJoint : TheHalfBlindRabbetedJointis usedwhen : thedrawerfrontoverlapsthe openingfor the draweron allfour sidesof theofthe draweropening ( top bottom andtwosides ) thatis ; thelengthof thedrawerfrontis3 / 4 longer ( 3 / 8 " on aside ) thanthe widthof thedrawer ; the heightof the drawerfrontis also3 / 4 " higher ( 3 / 8 ° onside ) thanthe heightof the drawer ; the tengthof the drawerbackis thesameas thewidthof thedrawer ; andtheheightof the drawerbackis thesameasthe heightof the drawer SeeFigure34 Toobtainthisjointcuta3 / 8 " deepby3 / 8 " wide rabbetaroundthe insideperipheryof thedrawerfront NOTET : HENORMALDEPTHOFCUTFORAHALFBLINDRABBETJOINTIS 3 / 8 " , / DRAWERFRON ( TPiNPIECE ) Fig . 34 " WIDERABBETAROUTNHDE PERIPHEROYFTHEDRAWEFRRONT DRAWESRIDE ( TAILPIECE \ ) \ DRAWERSIDE ( TAILPIECE ) TAILS DRAWEBRACK ( PINPIECE ) HALFBLINDRABBETEJDOINT Openor ThroughJoint : • TheOpenorThroughJointis similarto theHalfB { indJoint exceptthatjoint seamsarevisibieonthe front , back , andsidesof the workpieceo ; n theHalfBlindJoints , the seamsarevisibleonlyonthe sidesof theworkpiece , • Althoughthisstyleof jointcanbealso usedfor drawersits mostpopularuseis for makingboxes , andsmallandfargochests • Theheightof boththefrontandthe backof the draweror chestis the sameasthe heightasthesidesof thedraweror chest ; andthe lengthof boththefrontandthebackof the draweror chestIsthesameasthe widthof the drawerorchest SeeFigure35 NOTE : THEDEPTHOFCUTIS DETERMINEBDYTHETHICKNESSEOSFTHEFRONTB , ACKANDSIDEPIECES , • Thefrontandbackpieces ( sometimescalledpin pieces " ) arecut independentlfyrom the sidepieces ( sometimescalledtail pieces ) • The'tail pieces arecutfirst usingoneedgeof thetemplateanda dovetailrouterbit Thedepthof cutis equalto thethicknessof the pin pieces The'pin pieces'arecutnextusingtheotheredgeof thetemplateanda straightrouterbit Thedepthof cutis equa { to the thicknessof the taiI pieces Adjustmentsaremadeat thispoint to obtainjoint fit Fig . 35 _ TAILS ii FRON ( TPtNPtECE ) TAILS - - _ _ _ _ I \ RIDE ( TAILPIECE ) OPEN ( THROUGHJO ) INT _ - _ - _ BACK ( PtNPIECE ) 2O
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ADJUSTINGTHEDEPTH - OF - CUT Fig . 36 OFTHEROUTERBIT ALWAYSMAKESURETHATTHEROUTERIS ROUTEBRIT " TURNEDOFF " ANDTHATTHEELECTRICACLORDHAS BEENUNPLUGGEFDROMTHEELECTRICAOLUTLET GUIDEBUSHING BEFORAESSEMBLINOGRREMOVINGROUTERBITSTO THEROUTER , • Youwill notethattherearesix pocketsalongthefront surfaceof thedovetailbase , andthattheyareidentified bya dimensionssuchas3 / 8 , I / 2 , - up to 1 . These pocketsareusedto setthe depth - of - cutof a routerbit . Touseproceedasfollows : DONOTUSEWITHATEMPLATAESSEMBLED TOTHEBASE . • DONOTINSTALLROUTERBITSTOTHE ROUTERUNLESSTHECORRECGTUIDE BUSHINGHASBEENASSEMBLETDOTHE BASEPLATFEIRST . _ MAKESURETHATTHEROUTEBRITISALIGNEWD ITHORCENTEREtNDTHEHOLEINTHEGUIDEBUSHINGT . ODOTHISL , OOSEN SCREWHSOLDINBGASEPLATEORADAPTEPRLATETOROUTERC , ENTEGRUIDBEUSHINHGOLEWITHflESPETCTOROUTEBRITANDRETIGHTEN SCREWSSECUREDf 1 ) InstaIIthe desiredrouterbitto therouterasexp { ainedinyour RouterOwner'sManual SeeFigure3B . A M { NIMUMROUTERBITSHANKENGAGEMENOTF3 / 4 " IS REQUIREIDNTHECOLLETOFTHEROUTER , 2 ) TIGHTENTHECOLLETNUTSECURELY . 3 ) Positionthe routeroverthepocketwiththe requireddepth - of - cut , Fig . 37 Fig . 37A POCKET 2 ]
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4 ) Graduallymovethe routerbit outward , by usingthe depth - of - cutfeatureonthe router , untilthetip of the routerbit touchesthe bottomot the pocket , as showninFigure37 andFigure37A . 5 ) Lockthe routerin position , Fig . 38 ? FOOT 6 ) Thedesireddepth - of - cuthasbeenset . 7 ) Toseta depth - of - cutNOTprovidedfor onthe dovetaibl ase , simplypJacetheunusedtemplateenthe routerbaseplate , as shownin Figure38 , Theheightfromthe templateto the endortip of the routerbit will thenbethe requireddepthof cut , WHENSETTINTGHEDEPTHOFcuT , MAKEABSOLUTESLUYRETHATTHECOLLENTUTDOESNOTCONTAC ( TTOUCHT ) HEGUIDE BUSHINGTH . ISCANCAUSTEHEGUIDEBUSHINTGOHEATUPEXCESSIVEDLUYRINCGUTTINGWHICHCANCAUSDEAMAGTEOTHETEMPLATTEO . CORRECTTHISSITUATIOONRPREVENtTTFROMOCCURRINRGE , POSITIOTNHEROUTEBRITINTHEROUTER . CLAMPINGTHEWORKPIECESTOTHEDOVETAILBASE ( ORBACKF ) ACEUSP Fig . 39 TOTHETOPOFTHEBASE TOP , OFTHEWORKPIECB FRONSTTOPBLOCK - rBECLEAROF THEWORKPIECES WORKPtECCLEAMPETDO FACEOSUT THEFRONOTFTHEBASE Fig , 40 WORKPIECCLEAMPETDOTHETOPOFTHEBASE - - _ - _ - / _ _ i _ - _ - INSIDESURFACE TOPC . MPINGB , TOPSTOPRLOBK EROO _ LTAMPING _ B _ AR - WASHER , _ , fUSTBE _ ORKP _ C _ ES ¢ \ _ _ J _ " _ TSTOPBLOCKLAMPEO INStOESUREADE _ - ' _ - ' - - WORKPIEOTEOC 2,2 , THEFRONTOFTHEBASE
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• Theclampingbarshavebeenspeciallydesignedto allowtheclampinfgorcestobeappliednextto theworkpiecefsor moreefficient clampingT . hisisaccomplishedbybeingableto positionthe clampinkgnobsincloseproximityornextto theworkpieces . • Figure39 illustratesthepositioningof theclampingbarsandtheclampingknobswhentheworkpiecesareclampetdo the LEFTSIDEof theDovetailFixture , Figure40 illustratetshe positioningof theclampingbarsandtheclampingknobswhentheworkpiecesareclampedto the RIGHTSIDEof the DovetailFixture . * Notethe closenesosfthe clampingknobsto the workpiecesW . hennot inuseclampingknobsandthe supportingboltsandspringsare freeto bemovedalongthe slots inthe base , • CAUTIONW : HENCLAMPINGM , AKESURETHATTHECLAMPINGKNOBSARENOTPOSITIONESDOCLOSETOTHEWORKPtECETSHAT THEWASHERSBECOMTERAPPEDUNDERTHEWORKPIECES . • FORACCURATJEOINTST , HEWORKPIECEMSUST " Bu ] - r - uP " AGAINSBTOTHTHETOPANDTHEFRONTSTOPBLOCKSTOENSURE THEEXACTPOSITIONINOGFTHEWORKPIECES . * TOENSUREACCURATJEOINTSANDSAFEOPERATIONW , OODSHAVINGASNDACCUMULATEDDUSTMUSTBEREMOVEDFROMTHE DOVETAIFLIXTUREBEFOREEACHSETUPE , ITHERBYUSINGABRUSHOR BYVACUUMING . MAKINGDRAWERSWITHHALFBLINDFLUSHJOINTS : • Thethicknessof boththe frontandback ( pin pieces ) mustbeat least1 / 2 " . Thethicknessofthe sides ( tail pieces ) mustbeat least3 / 8 " . A partialtail will becatfor side ( tail piece ) thicknessesupto 9 / 16 " . Thisisnormalandwill notaffectthejointor its appearance . Fig . 41 CORNE # R4 CORNE # R1 ( CUTATTHERIGHTSIDEOF ( CUTATTHELEFTSIDEOF THEDOVETAFIILXTURE ) THEDOVETAFIILXTURE ) SURFACLEINESUPWITH FRONSTTOPBLOCKS DRAWEFRRONT _ SURFACLEINESUPWITH FRONSTTOPBLOCKS PINS _ / DRAWERRIGHSTIDE INSIDEOFDRAWER STOPBLOCKS OUTSIDOEF DRAWER _ DRAWEBRACK CORNE # R3 CORNE # R2 ( CUTATTHELEFTSIDEOF ( CUTATTHERIGHTSIDEOF THEDOVETAFtILXTURE ) THEDOVETAFIILXTURE ) • Figure41 showsa drawerandthe workpiecesthatmakeit up . Thisfigureis similarto Figure33 , exceptthatit showsthe workpieces unassembled ( or anexplodedviewof thedrawer ) . 23
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• Inaddition , thefigure showswherethefour cornersof the drawerarecutonthe DovetaiFl ixture : CORNERS1AND3 arecotontheLEFTSIDEof the DovetailFixture , CORNERS2 AND4 areoutontheRIGHTSiDEof the DovetaiFl ixture . • Trialcutsarestronglyrecommendeudsingscrapwoodto ensurethatthefinalworkpieceeareofthe desiredquaIity , GENERALPREPARATIONS : a ) Theworkpiececsomprisingthedrawert , hat is , front , back , left side , andrightsideshouldbeoutto the propelrength , width , and thickness ( es ) , MARK " 4 " Ei # . 42 MARK " 1 " MARK ° DRAWERRIOH _ T / _ _ " , , SIDETOPSURFACE " MARK " DRAWELREFT SIDEINSIDSEURFACE " ( SHOWHNIDDEN ) _ MARK " DRAWERRACKINSIDESURFACE " _ HOWN _ DDEN ) b ) Makesurethatallsurfacesaresmoothandsquarewith eachofthe othersurfaces , c ) Lineuptheworkpiecesonaflatsurface , standingonedge , asshownin Figure42 . d ) Withasoftleadpencilmarkthefront , back , leftside , andright side , asshownInFigure42 . Thisis to aidyou positioningthe workpiecesonthe DovetaiFl ixture , priorto cuttingthedovetails • • 40 " DIAG . UIDEBUSHING SEARCSRAFTSMADNOVETARIOL UTEBRIT \ _ # 25505OR # 26318 24
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e ) Assemblethe . 40 " guidebushingto therouterbaseplatea , sdescribedin aprevioussection . Thisthesmallerof thetwoguidebushings furnishedwiththis product . f ) _ nsta _ _ Searsd _ vetai _ r _ uterbit _ # 255 _ 5 _ r # 26318 _ t _ ther _ uterasdescribed _ ny _ urR _ _ ter _ wner _ sManuaLShankengagement shouldbea minimumof 3 / 4 % _ MAKESURETHATTHEROUTEBRITtSALIGNEWDITHORCENTERIENDTHEHOLEtNTHEGUIDBEUSHINGT . ODOTHISL , OOSEN SCREWHSOLDtNBGASEPLATEORADAPTEPRLATETOROUTECRE , NTEGRUIDBEUSHINHGOLEWITHRESPECTTOROUTEBRtTANDRETtGHTEN SCREWSSECURELY . _ WHENSETTINTGHEDEPTHOFCUTM , AKEABSOLUTESLUYRETHATTHECOLLENTUTDOESNOTCONTAC ( TTOUCHT ) HEGUIDE BUSHINGT . HISCANCAUSETHEGUIDBEUSHINTGOHEATUPEXCESSIVEDLUYRINCGUTTINWGHICHCANCAUSDEAMAGTEOTHETEMPLATTEO , CORRECTTHISSITUATIOONRPREVENITTFROMOCCURRINRGE , POStTtOTHNEROUTEBRITINTHEROUTER . ' LEFTTOPSTOPBLOCK Fig . 43 / " A " FACETSOWARMDIDDLE j OFBASE RIGHTTOPSTOPBLOCK j POINTERPOINTS TOCENTER GRADUATION LEFTFRONSTTOPBLOCK STOPBLOCK g ) Adjustthedepthof cutto 3 / 8 " usingthe depthgaugeonthe baseof the DovetaiFl ixture , asdescribedina previoussection . Thissettingis approximateandsomeadjustmentmayberequired . h ) Positionboth of thetop stopbIocksso thatthe " A " facesthe " middleof the base " asshowninFigure43 . i ) Positionthe camhandlesothatthepointerpointsto thecentergraduationasshowninFigure43 . THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBESTHE PROCEDURE TO BE FOLLOWED FOR CUTTING CORNERS 1 AND 3 : 1 ) FORCORNER # 1 , positionthe drawerfronton thetop of thebaseso thatit linesupwiththefrontof thebaseandthetop surfaceabuts the lefttop stopblock . THEINSIDEOFTHEDRAWERFRONTFACESAWAYFROMTHETOPOFTHEBASET . hewords " INSIDESURFACE " markedin ( d ) in theSection , GENERAPLREPARATIONsSh , ouldbevisible . 2 ) Lightlyclampthe drawerfront inplace . Fig . 44 DRAWEFRRONT THEENDOFTHEDRAWESRIDE " INSIDESURFACES " HOULDBE MUSTBELEVEALNDF VIStBLEONTHISSURFACE THEINSIDSEURFACOEFTHE TOPOFTHEBASE _ MPLATSEUPPORT DRAWEFRRON ( TORBACK ) ( ASNEEDED ) FRONTOFTHEBASE " INSIDESURFACES " HOULDBE VISIBLEONTHISSURFACE NOTE : WORI ( PIECESWILL BEPOSITIONEDONTHEFIXTUREASSHOWN . 25
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3 ) PositionthedrawerRIGHTsideagainstthefront ofthe basesothatthetop surfaceabutstheleftfrontstopblock . THEINSIDEOFTHE DRAWERSIDEFACESAWAYFROMTHEFRONTOFTHEBASE . Thewords " INSIDESURFACEm " arkedin ( d ) Inthe Section , GENERAPLREPARATIONsSho , uldbevisible . 4 ) Lineupthe workpieeesso thattheendof the drawersidelinesupwiththedrawerfront asshownin Figure44 . 5 ) Securelyclampthe drawersideto the base , 6 ) Securelyclampthe drawerfrontto thebase . 7 ) Makesurethatthe partsremaingnedup . Fig . 45 HALFBLINDJOINT SHORFTINGERj S WASHER 8 ) AssembLtehe DOVETAITLEMPLATEFORHALFBLINDJOINTSto the DovetagFixturesothatTHETEMPLATEBRACKETFSITBETWEEN THEWASHERSANDTHETEMPLATESUPPORTaSsshownFigure45 . NOTEM : AKESURETHETEMPLATCELAMPINGKNOBSARELOOSETOMAKETEMPLATAEDJUSTMENATF , TERADJUSTMENITSMADE , RETIGHTETNEMPLATCELAMPINGKNOBS . 9 ) Makesurethattheshortfingersonthetemplate , as shownin Figure45 , facestowardthefrontof the base . 10 ) Makesurethatthetemplateis flushandparallelwiththe workpiecesclampedto base . Fornarrowdrawerfronts , the useof anauxifiary supportfor thetemplateis recommendedI . ts purposeis to aidin supportingtherouterwhilecutting . It canbemadefroma pieceof scrap wood ; butits thicknessmustbethe sameasthe drawerfront . ( Referto Figure44 ) . 1 ! ) Clampthe templatein placeby tighteningtheclampingknobs . 12 ) _ BEFDREMAKINGANYCUTSMAKESURETHATTHEBITWILLNOTCUTINTOTHEBASEORANYOTHERCOMPONENOTF THEDOVETAIFLIXTURET . HISCANCAUSEDAMAGETOTHEDOVETAIFLIXTUREO ; RLOSSOFCONTROOLFTHEROUTERWHICHCAN RESULTINSERIOUSBODILYINJURYA . TRIALRUNWITHTHEROUTERTURNEDOFFANDUNPLUGGEFDROMTHEELECTRICAOLUTLET IS STRONGLRYECOMMENDED , 13 ) TURNTHEROUTERON , Fig . 46 j DRAWERRIGHTSIDE DOVETACILUTS 26
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14 ) Cutthedovetailby movingthe routerfromLEFTTORIGHTw , ith theguidehushingfollowingthetemplate , DONOTFORCEANYTHING ; MOVETHEROUTERINSLOWANDSMOOTHFASHION . 15 ) Toensureasmoothanduniformjoint , retracethe previouscutby movingtherouterfrom RIGHTTOLEFTwith theguidebushingagain followingthe template . 16 ) _ NEVERLIFTTHEROUTERUPWARDSWHENTHEROUTERIS ONANDTHEROUTERBITROTATINGORWHENTHEGUIDE BUSHINGIS NEARTOORTOUCHINGTHETEMPLATET . HISCANCAUSEDAMAGETOTHEDOVETAIFLIXTUREO ; RLOSSOFCONTROLOF THEROUTERWHICHCANRESULTINSERIOUSBODILYINJURY , 17 ) Afterthecut hasbeenmade , the workpiecesshouldlooklikethoseIllustratedin Figure46 . Fig . 47 / " INSIDESURFACES " HOULBDEVISIBLE _ / ( , _ / ONTHISSURFADE TOPOFTHEBASE / AUXILIARTYEMPLASTEUPPORT ( ASNEEDED ) DRAWEBRACK - _ " SE VISIBLOENTHISSURFACE 18 ) Removetheworkpiecesfromthe DovetailFixtureandcheckhowtheworkpiecesfit togetherS . omeadjustmentsmayberequired , Referto thesectionMAKINGADJUSTMENTS . Fig . 48 DRAWERLEFTSIDE DOV _ A £ _ _ 19 ) FORCORNER # 3 , positionthedrawerbackonthe top ofthe baseso thatit linesupwiththe front of the baseandthetop edgesurface abutstheleft topstopblock . THEINSIDEOFTHEDRAWERBACKFACESUP . Thewords " iNSIDESURFACEm " arkedin ( d ) inthe Section , GENERAPLREPARATIONsSho , uldbevisible , SeeFigure47 . 20 ) Lightlyclampthedrawerbackin place . g ?
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21 ) Positionthe drawerLEFTsideagainstthefront of the baseso thatthetop surfaceabutsthe leftfront stop block . THEINSIDEOFTHE DRAWERSIDEFACESUP . Thewords " INSIDESURFACEm " arkedin ( d ) in the Section , GENERAPLREPARATIONsSh , ouIdbevisible . 22 ) Lineupthe workpiecesso thatthe endof the drawersidelinesup withthedrawerbackasshownin Figure47 . 23 ) Continueas inSteps5 through16above . 24 ) Afterthe cut hasbeenmade , the workpiecesshouldlooklike thoseillustratedin Figure48 . 25 ) Removethe workpiecesfromthe DovetailFixtureandcheckhowtheworkpiecesfit together . Someadjustmentsmayberequired . Referto the sectionMAKINGADJUSTMENTS . THE FOLLOWING DESCRIBES THE PROCEDURE TO 8E FOLLOWED FOR CUTTING CORNERS 2 AND 4 : CORNER2SAND4 arecut in thesamewayas 1and3 excepttheyarepositionedonthe rightsideof the DovetailFixtureas shownFig49 . Fig . 49 tNTHISSURFACE AUXtLIARTYEMPLASTEUPPORT ( ASNEEDED ) / FRONOTFTHEBAS / E ORAWERRtGHTSIDE " INSIDSEURFACSEH " OULBDEVISIBLOENTHISSURFACE NOTEW : ORKPIECEWSILLBEPOSITIONEODNTHEFIXTUREASSHOWN . _ BEFORE MAKINGANYCUTSMAKESURETHATTHEBITWILLNOTCUTINTOTHEBASEORANYOTHERCOMPONENOTFTHE DOVETAIFLIXTURET . HISCANCAUSEDAMAGETOTHEDOVETAIFLIXTURE . _ NEVER LIFTTHEROUTERUPWARDSWHENTHEROUTERIS ONANDTHEROUTERBITROTATINGORWHENTHEGUIDE BUSHINGISNEARTOORTOUCHINGTHETEMPLATET . HISCANCAUSEDAMAGETOTHEDOVETAIFLIXTURE . Afterthecut hasbeenmade , theworkpieeesshouldlooklikethoseillustratedin Figure45 . Thefinishedfront , back , andsidesshouldlooklikethosein Figure41 . Beforegluingthefront , back , andsidestogethezs ; omepmvisienmustbe madeforinstallingthebottom , suchasdadoingorcatting e groovearoundtheinsideofthedrawerparts . Yourdraweris nowreadyto begluedtogether , MAKINGDRAWERSWITHHALFBLINDFLUSHOFFSETJOINTS : GENERALPREPARATIONS : a ) Thelengthof thedrawerfront { s1 / 8 _ longerthanthe lengthof the drawerbeck . b ) Whencuttingcornersl and4 ; thecam handleis rotatedtwo graduationstowardthebackof the base , thus movingthe template1 / 32 " towardthebackof thebase . ( Referto Figure50 ) . NOTEM : AKESURETHETEMPLATCELAMPINGKNOBSARELOOSETOMAKETEMPLATAEDJUSTMENAT . FTERADJUSTMENITS MADE , RETIGHTETNEMPLATCELAMPINGKNOBS . 28
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FIG . 50 ° A " FACEMSfDDLEOFEASE GRADUAtiOTNOWARTDHEBACK OFTHEBASEFROMTHECENTER GRADUAtiON c ) Whencuttingcorners2and3 ; the camhandleis positionedverticallya , sshowninFigure4 & d ) All otherGENERAPLREPARATIONarSethesameasthoseusedfor " MAKINGDRAWERWS ITHHALFBLINDFLUSHJOINTS " , THEPROCEDURFEORCUTTINGTHESEJOINTSISTHESAMEASTHATUSEDFOR " MAKINGDRAWERSWITHHALFBLINDFLUSHJOINTS " . Afteralldovetailcutshavebeenmade , cuta 1 / 16 " deepby3 / 8 " deeprabbetonoppositeendsof thedrawerfront . • Thefinishedfront , back , andsidesshouldlook likethoseinFigure33 . Beforegluingthefront , back , andsidestogethezs ; omeprovisiomn ustbemadeforinstallingthebottom , suchasdadoingorcuttinga groovearoundtheinsideofthedrawerpads . Yourdraweris now readyto begluedtogether . • Removethe pencilmarkingsby lightsandingor witha softeraserafterthedrawerpartshavebeengluedtogether . MAKINGDRAWERSWITHHALFBLINDRABBETEDJOINTS : GENERAL PREPARATIONS : a ) Thelengthof thedrawerfront is 3 / 4 " longerthanthelengthof thedrawerback . LEFTTOPSTOPBLOCK Fig . 51 / _ " B " FACETSOWARMDIDDLEOFBASE / POINTEPROINTSTO CENTEGRRADUAtiON 29
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b ) Theheightof the drawerfrontis 3 / 4 " higherthanthe heightof the drawerbackanddrawersides . ITIS EXTREMELIYMPORTANTTHATTHETEMPLATEBEPROPERLAYLIGNEDWHENMAKINGTHESEJOINTSO , RELSEI , N ADDITIONTOTHEJOINTSPACINGNOTBEINGEQUALA , SSHOWNINFIGURE55BELOWT , HETOPSURFACEOSFTHESIDESF , RONT , ANDBACKWILLNOT " LINE - UP " PROPERLEYITHERR . EFERTOTHESECTION " ALIGNMENOT FTHETEMPLATES . ( FIGURE55 ILLUSTRATEASFLUSHDOVETAIJLOINT . ) AgotherGENERAPLREPARATIONeSx , ceptasnotedbelowinthe procedurea , rethe sameasthoseusedfor " MAKINGDRAWERWS ITH HALFBLINDFLUSHJOINTS " . Fi # . 52 / DOVETATILEMPLAFTOER LFBLINDJOINTS THEPROCEDUREFORCUTTINGCORNERS1 AND4 IS THESAMEASTHATUSEDFOR " MAKING DRAWERSWITH HALFBLINDFLUSHJOINTS " EXCEPT : PositionBOTHtop stopblocksso thatthe " B " facesthe middieof thebaseasshownin Figure51 , Usethe sideof thetemplatethathasthelongestfingers , BeforegluingtheIront , back , andsidestogethezs ; omeprovisiomn ustbe madefor installingthebottom , suchasdadoingor cuttinga groovearoundtheinsideofthedrawerparts . Yourdraweris nowreadyto begluedtogether . Removethe pencilmarkingsby light sandingorw ! tha soft eraserafterthe drawerpartshavebeengluedtogether . TROUBLESHOOTING : • If thejoint istooloose : iNCREAStEhe depthof cut by INCREASINtGheamountbywhichtherouterbit extendsbeyondthe basepiateby 1164 " to 1 / 32 " andmakea trialcut . Continueadjustinguntil desiredjoint fit is attained , * Ifthe jointis too tight : DECREASthEedepthof cutby DECREASINthGeamountby whichthe routerbit extendsbeyondthe baseplateby 1 / 64 " to 1 / 32 " andmakeatriaI cut . Continueadjustinguntildesiredjoint fit is attained . • If the joint is too shallow : Referto Figure53 . Loosenthe clampingknobsholdingthetemplatebracketsandmovethetemplateINWARD halfthe additionaldepthneededby turningthe camhandles . Retightenthe clampingknobs . • It the joint is too deep : Referto Figure54 . Loosenthe clampingknobsholdingthetemplatebracketsandmovethetemplateOUTWARD by turningthecamhandleshalfthedistanceneededR . etightenthe dampingknobs . • If the jnint is notunilormlyspacedtramtop surfaceofdrawer : Referto Figure55 . ( Seethe Section " ALIGNMENOT FTHETEMPLATES " , ) Withthe templateclampedto the base , loosenthefour screwssecuringthetemplateto thetemplatebracketsa , ndmovethetemplate slightlyto the Iuft . Tightenthe fourscrewsandmakeatrial cut . If movingthetemplateto the leftdidnotcorrectthe condition , butmadeit worse , loosenthe screwsandmovethetemplateto the rightasmallamount . Tightenthefour screwsandmakeatriai cut . Continue movingthetemplateto the rightuntilthe conditionis completeIycorrectedM , AKESURETOSECURELTYIGHTENTHEFOURSCREWS . it movingthe templateto theleftimprovesthecondition , continuemovingthe templateto the leftuntiltheconditionis completeiy corrected . Makesurethetemplateremainsparagetlo thefront of thedovetaibl ase . MAKESURETOSECURELTYIGHTENTHEFOUR SCREWSA . FTERTHETEMPLATEHSAVEBEENCORRECTLRYEALIGNEDT , HEYSHOULDREQUIRNEOFURTHEARDJUSTMENTISF THEYAREHANDLEDWITHCARE . 3O
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Fig . 53 DRAWERFRONT _ JOINTIS TOOSHALLOW FRONT DRAWERLEF : DRAWERBA \ Fig . 54 JOINTIS TOODEEP BACKEXTENDS OUTPASTSIDE DRAWELREFT DRAWERRA OUTPASTS _ E Fig . 55 JOINTSPACINGIS NOTUNIFORM _ , / SPACINGLESSTHAN DRAWERBACK J J DRAWERBACKz - L _ I _ jJ DRAWERLEFTSIDEj _ 31
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Fig . 58 CORNER # 4 SURFACLEINES CORNER # 1 UPWITHFRONT PROJECTFRONA _ STOPBLOCKS PROJECTRtGHTSIDE _ . _ OUTSIDOEF PROJECT _ SURFACE FRONSTTOPBLOCK SIDE PROJECT TAtL _ CORNER # 2 " " PROJECBTACK CORNER # 3 MAKINGPROJECTSWITHOPEN ( THROUGH ) FLUSHJOINTS : • Thethicknessof boththefront andtheback ( pinpieces ) must bebetween3 / 8 " and1 " . Thethicknessof the sides ( tail pieces ) mustalso bebetween3 / 8 " and1 " . Figure56showsaprojectandthe workpiecesthatmakeit up . Thisfigureis similarto Figure35 , exceptthatit showstheworkpieces unassembled . Trialcutsarestronglyrecommendedusingscrapwoodto ensurethatthefinalworkpiecesareof the desiredquality . GENERAPLREPARATIONS : a ) Theworkpiecescomprisingthe project , thatis , front , back , Ieftsideandrightsideshouldbecutto the properlength , widthandthick ness ( es ) . b ) Makesurethat allsurfacesaresmoothandsquarewith eachof the othersurfaces . c ) Lineupthe workpiecesona flatsurface , standingon edge , asshownin Figure57 , d ) WITHA SOFTLEADPENCILMARKTHEFRONTB , ACKANDTWOSIDESA , SSHOWNIN FIGURE57 , ALSOT , HISISTOAIDYOUIN POSITIONINTGHEWORKPIECEOSNTHEDOVETAIFLIXTUREP , RIORTOCUTTINGTHEDOVETAILS , e ) Positionbothof thetop stopblocksso thatthe " A " facesthe " middleof the base " asshownin Figure43 . f ) Positionthecamhandlesothatthe pointerpointsto the centergraduationasshownin Figure43 . 32
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MARK " 4 " MARK " PROJECFTRONTTOPSURFACE " \ % Fig . 57 TLEFT MARK " ! " \ , , \ \ SIDETOPSURFACE " MARK " PROJECRTIGHT _ SIDETOPSURFAC ° E l - - _ . SURFACE ( " SHOWNHIDDEN ) SURFACE ( " SHOWNHIDDEN ) TOPSURFACE " MARK MARK " PROJECLTEFT MARK " 3 " SIDEOUTSIDSEURFACE " MARK " PROJECBTACK OUTSIDSEURFACE " THEFOLLOWINGDESCRIBESTHEPROCEDURETOBEFOLLOWEDFORCUTTINGTHEPROJECT RIGHTSIDEANDTHEPROJECTLEFTSIDE : NOTE : THESEWORKPIECESMUST BECUTFIRSTBECAUSEANYJOINTFITADJUSTMENTSTHATMAYBEREQUIREDCANONLYBEMADEWHEN CUTTINGTHEPROJECTFRONTANDPROJECTSACK - THATIS , THEPROJECTFRONTANDTHEPROJECTBACKAREFITTOTHE PROJECTSIDES , 1 ) Assemblethe 1 / 2 _ guidebushingto therouterbaseplatea , s describedina previoussection , Thisis thelargerof thetwo guidebushings furnishedwiththis product . 2 ) InstallSearsdovetailrouterbit , # 25414 , to the routerasdescribedinyour RouterOwnersManual . Shankengagemenst houldbea minimumof 3 / 4 " . MAKESURETHATTHEROUTEBRITISALIGNEWD ITHORCENTEREINDTHEHOLEINTHEGUIDEBUSHINGT . ODOTHISL , OOSEN SCREWHSOLDINBGASEPLATOERADAPTEPRLATETOROUTECRE , NTEGRUIDBEUSHINHGOLEWITHRESPECTTOROUTEBRITANDRETIGHTEN SCREWSSECURELY WHENSETTINGTHEDEPTHOFCUTM , AKEABSOLUTELSYURETHATTHECOLLETNUTDOESNOTCONTACT ( TOUCHT ) HEGUIDE BUSHINGT . HISCANCAUSETHEGUIDEBUSHINGTOHEATUPEXCESSIVELDYURINGCUTTINGWHICHCANCAUSEDAMAGETOTHETEMPLATET . O CORRECTTHISSITUATIONORPREVENITTFROMOCCURRINGR , EPOStTIOTNHEROUTERBITIN THEROUTER . 1 / 2DIA.GUtDEBUSHtNG _ SEARSCRAFTSMANDOVETA _ tL ROUTERBIT # 25414 3 ) Adjust the depth of cut . The depth of cut for an OPENDOVETAILJOINTis equal to the thickness of the mating part , That is : FORCORNER # 1 OFTHEPROJECTRIGHTSIDE and FORCORNER # 4 OFTHEPROJECTLEFTSIDE , THE DEPTHOFCUT IS EQUALTO THETHICKNESSOFTHEPROJECTFRONT . FORCORNER # 2 OFTHEPROJECTRIGHTSIDE and FORCORNER # 3 OFTHE PROJECTLEFT SIDE , THE DEPTHOFCUT IS EQUALTO THETHICKNESSOFTHEPROJECTBACK . Use the depth gaugeon the baseof the DovetaiIFixture , as described in a previous section , asa starting point 33
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4 ) Atthis pointit will benecessaryforyou to makeatop back - upboard . Thereasonsfor thetop back - upboardareto minimizesplintering andto providesupportfor thetemplate . Thetop back - upboardis ascrappieceof woodhavingthefollowingdimensions : LENGTH6 : " to 8 " , sufficientlengthso thatit canclampedbythe topclampingbarandbeusedmorethanonce ; WIDTH ; 2 " widerthanthe widthof the projectsides ; THICKNESS1 : / 8 " to 1 / 4 " thickerthanthethicknessof theprojectsides ; thisto prevent " ACCIDENTALLcYu " ttinginto thedovetailbase , Thiscanalsobeaccomplishedby usingmorethan onepieceof scrapas longasthe resultantlength , widthandthicknessareasdescribed . 5 ) TOCUTCORNER # 10F THEPROJECRTIGHTSIDE , positionthetop back - upboardontopofthebasesothatitlinesopwiththe frontof the baseandabutsto theright topstopblockasshowninfigure58 . NOTEB : ACKUPBOARDSAREUSEDTOMINIMIZESPLINTERINOGFPROJECPTIECESANDTOKEEPROUTERBITFROMDAMAGINGTHE DOVETAIFLIXTURE , Fig , 58 TOPBACK - UBPOARD \ \ AUXILIARTYEMPLAT \ E TOPOFTHEBASE \ _ . SUPPORT ( ASNEED \ ED ) _ _ _ _ \ _ / _ " _ ' , ' - . _ / / \ . . . . \ , . , v ' k , J FRONTOFTHEBA _ SE ( ( _ . _ . - _ _ , L , FRONITACK'UPBOAR _ D _ _ " OUTSIDSEURFACSEH ' OULBDEVtSIBLOENTHISSURFACI - E BEFORPEOSITIONINTHGEFRONBTACK - UBPOARD 6 ) Lightlyclampthe back - upboardin place , 7 ) Positionthe projectsideagainstthefront of thebasesothatthetop surfaceabutsthe rightfrontstopblock . Theuseof afrontback'up boardat thisstepis alsorecommendedIt . is positionedbetweenthe projectsideandthe clampingbaras shownin Figure58 . Thefront back - upboardshouldhavethefollowingapproximatedimensions : LENGTH6 : " to 8 " , sufficientlengthsothatit canbeclampedbythefront clampingbarandbeusedmorethanonce ; WIDTH : 1 " to 2 " widerthanthewidthof thesides ; THICKNESS1 : / 4 " to 1 / 2 " . THEOUTSIDEOFTHEPROJECSTIDEFACESAWAYFROMTHEFRONTOFTHEBASE . TEMPLAFTOER Fig . 59 TEMPLABTREACKET CLAMPINGKNOBSI j CLAMPINGKNOB \ WASHER 34
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Thewords " OUTSIDESURFACEm " arkedin ( d ) in the Section , GENERAPLREPARATIONsSho , uldhavebeenvisiblebeforethefront back - up boardwasput in place . 8 ) Lineuptheworkpiecessothatthe endof the projectsideandback - upboardsDineupasshowninFigure58 . 9 ) Securelyclampthe projectsideandthe front back - upboardto the frontof thebase . 10 ) Secureiydamp the topback - upboardto the top of the base . 11 ) Makesurethatthe partsremainlinedup . 12 ) Assemblethe DOVETAITLEMPLATEFOROPEN ( THROUGHJ ) OINTSto theDovetaiIFixtureso thatTHETEMPLATBERACKETFSIT BETWEETNHEWASHERSANDTHETEMPLATESUPPORTaSs shownFigure59 ; it will benecessaryto loosentheclampingknobsat theends of the baseto dothis • 13 ) Makesurethatthe templateis orientedasshownin Fig60 . 14 ) Makesurethatthetemplateisflushandparailelwiththe workpiecesclampedto base . Fornarrowprojectsides , the useof anauxiliary supportfor the templateis recommendedI . ts purposeis to aid insupportingthe routerwhilecutting , Itcanbemadefromapieceof scrap wood ; butitsthicknessmustbethesameasthetopback - upboard ( . Referto Figure58 ) . FIG . 60 TOPB , 4CK - UBPOAR _ D _ _ • _ e 0 FRONBTACK - UBPOARD < > DOVETACILU RIGHSTIDEOR PROJECLTEFTSIDE 15 ) Ciampthetemplateinplaceby tighteningthe clampingknobs . _ BEFOREMAKINGANYCUTSMAKESURETHATTHEBITWILLNOTCUTINTOTHEBASEORANYOTHERCOMPONENOTFTHE DOVETAIFLIXTURET . HISCANCAUSEDAMAGETOTHEDOVETAIFLIXTUREO ; RLOSSOFCONTROOLFTHEROUTERWHICHCANRESULT IN SERIOUSBODILYINJURYA . TRIALRUNWITHTHEROUTERTURNEDOFFANDUNPLUGGEFDROMTHEELECTRICAOLUTLETIS STRONGLRYECOMMENDED , 16 ) TURNTHEROUTERON . 17 ) Cutthe dovetaiIby movingthe routerfrom LEFTTORIGHTw , iththe guidebushingfoIIowiflgthetemplate . DONOTFORCEANYTHING ; MOVETHEROUTERINSLOWANDSMOOTHFASHION . 18 ) Toensureasmoothanduniformjoint , retracethe previouscutby movingtherouterfromRIGHTTOLEFTwiththeguidebushingagain followingthetemplate . 35
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NEVERLIFTTHEROUTERUPWARDSWHENTHEROUTERIS ONANDTHEROUTERBITROTATINGORWHENTHEGUIDE BUSHINGIS NEARTOORTOUCHINGTHETEMPLATET . HISCANCAUSEDAMAGETOTHEDOVETAIFLIXTUREO ; RLOSSOFCONTROLOF THEROUTERWHICHCANRESULTIN SERIOUSBODILYINJURY . 19 ) Afterthecut hasbeenmade , the workpiecesshouldlooklikethoseillustratedin Figure60 . 20 ) Removetheworkpieceandback - upboardsfromthe DovetailFixture . 21 ) Theback - upboardscanbereusedif thecut portionsof boardsarecutoff . AFTERBEINGREUSEDUNTILTHEYNOLONGERSERVE THEIRINTENDEDFUNCTIONN , EWBACK - UPBOARDSMUSTBEMADE . 22 ) TOCUTCORNER # 3OFTHEPROJECTLEFTSIDE , positionthe top back - upboardontop of the basesothat it lineswiththe frontof the baseandabutsthe righttop stopblockas shownin Figure58 . 23 ) ContinueasSteps6through20 . 24 ) TOCUTCORNER # 2 OFTHEPROJECRTIGHTSIDE , positionthe top back - upboardontop of the baseso thatit linesupwiththefront of thebaseandabutsthe lefttop stopblockasshowninfigure 61 . TOPBACK - UPBOARD Fig . 61 / / TOOPFTHBEASE . f / AUI , , AR TEP , BTRSU , . . . . . = . , . / . , V , REOD , T , ETSID . E . . . . / / . - . - - . - . / 7 / - - " t % " OUTSIDSEURFAC _ SEHOULBDEVISIBL / E ONTHtSSURFACBEEFORPEOSITtONING THEFRONBTACK - UBPOARD TOPBACK - UBPOARD , Fig . 62 FRONBTACK - UBPOARD DOVETAIL 36
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25 ) Lightly clamp the back - up board in place . 26 ) Position the project side against the front of the base so that the top surface abuts the left front stop bIock , The useof a front back - up board at this step is also recommended . It is positioned between the project side and the cIamping bar as shown in Figure 61 . The front back - up board is described in Step 7 above . 27 ) Continueas in Steps 8 through 19 above . 28 ) After the cuts have been made , the workpieces should look like those illustrated in Figure 62 . 29 ) Remove the workpiece and the back - up boards from the Dovetail Fixture . NOTE : THE BACK - UP BOARDSARE REUSABLE . 30 ) TOCUT CORNER # 4 OFTHEPROJECTLEFTSIDE , position the top back - up board on top of the base so that it fines up with the front of the baseand abuts the left top stop block as shown is Figure 6 ! . 31 ) Continueas Steps 27 through 32 above . 32 ) At this stage the project sides should look like those iIfustrated in Figure 56 , THEFOLLOWINGDESCRIBESTHEPROCEDURETO BEFOLLOWEDFORCUTTINGTHEPROJECT FRONTAND BACK : NOTE : Anyjoint fit adjustmentsthat may be required can only be made when cuttingthe projectfront and projectback pieces . That is , adjustmentsare made to projectfront end backpieces ONLYnotto the side pieces , . 40 " DIA , GUIDEBUSHING SEARCSRAFTSMASNTRAIGHT \ _ ROUTEBRIT # 25415 _ 1 ) Assemblethe . 40 " guidebushingto the routerbaseplatea , sdescribedin aprevioussection . Thisis thesmallerof thetwo guidebushings furnishedwiththis product , 2 ) InstallSearsstraightrouterbit , # 25415 , to therouterasdescribedinyour RouterOwnersManualShankengagemensthouldbea minimumof 3 / 4 " . _ i MAKESURETHATTHEROUTEBRITfSALIGNEWD ITHORCENTEREtNDTHEHOLEtNTHEGUIDBEUSHfNGT . ODOTHISL , OOSEN SCREWHSOLDINBGASEPLATEORADAPTEPRLATETOROUTECRE , NTEGRUIDEBUSHINHGOLEWITHRESPECTTOROUTEBRfTANDRETIGHTEN SCREWSSECURELY _ WHENSETTINTGHEDEPTHOFCUTM , AKEABSOULTELSYURETHATTHECOLLENTUTDOESNOTCONTAC ( TTOUCHT ) HEGUIDE BUSHINGTH . ISCANCAUSTEHEGUIDBEUSHtNTGOHEATUPEXCESSIVEDLUYRINGCUTTINGWHICHCANCAUSDEAMAGTEOTHETEMPLATTEO . CORRECTTHfSSITUATIOONRPREVENITTFROMOCCURRINRGE , POSITtOTNHEROUTEBRITtNTHEROUTER . 3 ) Adjustthedepthof cut . Thedepthof cutfor anOPENDOVETAIJLOINTis equalto thethicknessof the matingpart , Thatis : FORCORNER # 1OFTHEPROJECFTRONTT , HEDEPTHOFCUTIS EQUALTOTHETHICKNESOSFTHEPROJECRTIGHTSIDE . FORCORNER # 40FTHE PROJECFTRONTT , HEDEPTHOFCUTIS EQUALTOTHETHICKNESSOFTHEPROJECLTEFTSIDE . FORCORNER # 2 OFTHEPROJECBTACKT , HEDEPTHOFCUTIS EQUALTOTHETHICKNESSOFTHEPROJECRTIGHTSIDE . FORCORNER # 3 OFTHEPROJECBTACKT , HEDEPTHOFCUTIS EQUALTOTHETHICKNESSOFTHEPROJECLTEFTSIDE , Usethedepthgaugeonthebaseof theDovetailFixture , as describedin aprevioussection , asa startingpoint . , 4 ) Atthisp _ intitwi _ _ benecess _ ryf _ ry _ ut _ makeat _ pb _ ck _ upb _ ard _ Thereas _ nsf _ rthet _ pback _ upb _ ard _ ret _ minimizesp _ intering _ providesupportfor thetemplateandpreventdamageto the DovetailFixlure , Thetop back - upboardis ascrappieceof wood havingthe followingdimensions : LENGTH6 : " to 8 " , sufficientlengthso thatit canbeclampedbythe top clampingbarandbeusedmorethan once ; WIDTH : 2 " widerthanthewidthof theprojectfront ( or back ) ; THICKNESS1 : / 8 " to 1 / # thickerthanthethicknessof the projectfront ( orback ) ; THISIS TOPREVENATCCIDENTALLCYUTI'INGINTOTHE DOVETAIFLIXTURE . Thiscanalsobeaccomplishedby usingmorethanonepieceof scrapas longas the resultantlength , width , andthicknessareas described , 3 ?
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5 ) TOCUTCORNER # 1 OFTHEPROJECFTRONTp , ositionthe top back - upboardontop of thebasesothat it lines upwiththe frontof the baseandabutsthe lefttop stopblockasshowninfigure 63 . Fig . 83 / TOBPACUKPBOARD _ / TOPOFTHEBASE / ' AUXILIARY TEMPLASTEUPPORT / CASNEEOEO , ( . . . . / PROJECBTACK _ _ _ < > FRONTOFTNERASE BEFORPEOSITIONINTHGEFRONBTACK - UBPOARD 6 ) Lightlyclampthe back - upboardin place . 7 ) Positiontheprojectfront ( or back ) againstthe frontof the baseso thatthetop surfaceabutsthe leftfrontstop bIock . Theuseof afront back - upboardat thisstepisaIsorecommendedIt . is positionedbetweenthe projectfront ( or back ) andthedampingbaras shownin Figure63 . Thefrontback - upboardshouldhavethefollowingapproximatedimensions : LENGTH6 : " to 8 " , sufficientlengthso thatit canclampedbythe frontclampingbarandbeusedmorethanonce ; WIDTH : 1 " to 2 " widerthanthe wJdthof thefront ( orback ) ; THICKNESS1 : / 4 " to 1 / 2 " , - THEOUTSIDEOFTHEPROJECFTRONT ( ORBACK ) FACESAWAYFROMTHEFRONTOFTHEBASE , Fig . 84 _ _ _ ( CLATEMPMTE BRACKET MPINGKNOB _ WASHER Thewords " OUTSIDESURFACEm " arkedin ( d ) in theSection , GENERAPLREPARATIONsSh , ouldhavebeenvisiblebeforethefront back - up boardwasput inplace . 8 ) Lineupthe workpiecessothattheendof theprojectfront ( orback ) andback - upboardslineupasshowninFigure63 . 9 ) Securelyclamptheprojectfront ( orback ) andfrontback - upboardto thefrontof the base . 10 ) Securelyclampthetop back - upboardto the top of the base , 11 ) Makesurethatthepartsremainlinedup . 12 ) AssembletheDOVETAITLEMPLATEFOROPEN ( THROUGHJ ) OINTSto theDovetailFixtureso thatTHETEMPLATEBRACKETFSIT BETWEETNHEWASHERSANDTHETEMPLATSEUPPORTSasshownFigure64 ; it will benecessaryto loosentheclampingknobsat theends of the baseto dothis . 13 ) Makesurethatthe templateis orientedasshownin Fig , 64 , 38
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Fig . 65 TOBPACKB - OUPA _ RD DOVETAICL DRAWEBRACK 14 ) Makesurethatthetemplateis flushandparallewl iththeworkptecesdampedto base , Fornarrowprojectfronts ( orbacks ) , the useof an auxiliarysupportfor the templateis recommendedIt . s purposeis to aidinsupportingthe routerwhilecutting , it canbemadefroma pieceof scrapwood ; butits thicknessmustbethe sameasthetop back - upboard , ( Referto Figure63 ) . 15 ) Clampthetemplatein placebytighteningthe clampingknobs . BEFOREMAKINGANYCUTSMAKESURETHATTHEBITWILLNOTCUTINT0THEBASEORANYOTHERCOMPONENOTFTHE DOVETAIFLIXTURET . HISCANCAUSEDAMAGTEOTHEDOVETAFILIXTURE , 16 ) TURNTHEROUTERON . 17 ) Cutthe dovetaibl y movingtherouterfromLEFFTORIGHTw , iththe guidebushingfollowingthe template . DONOTFORCEANYTHING ; MOVETHEROUTERINSLOWANDSMOOTHFASHION . 18 ) Toensureasmoothanduniformjoint , retracethe previouscutby movingtherouterfrom RIGHTTOLEFTwiththe guidebushingagain followingthetemplate . 19 ) MAKESURETHATALLOFTHEMATERIALISCUTAWAYF ; REEROUTINGMAYBEREQUIRETDOACCOMPLISTHHIS . EXTRACARE18 REQUIREDINCONTROLLINTGHEROUTERMOVEMENWT HILEDOINGFREEROUTING ( , Referto Figure65 ) . Fig . 66 TOPOFTHEBAsE _ PBACK - UPBOARD _ / _ . _ A . XILTIA . PRSLYAUTPEORT , \ : ANSEEDED \ , - i - : 0 FRONTOETHEBASE _ / ' \ / v - _ PROJECTFROONRT / " OUTSIDSEURFACSEH " OULBDEVISIBLOENTHISSURFACE PROJECBTACK BEFORPEOSITIONINTGHEFRONBTACK - UBPOARD 39
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NEVERLIFT THEROUTERUPWARDSWHENTHE ROUTERIS ONAND THEROUTERBIT ROTATINGORWHEN THEGUIDEBUSH - ING iS NEARTO OR TOUCHINGTHETEMPLATE . 20 ) After the cut bas been made , the workpiecesshould look like thoseillustrated in Figure 65 , 21 ) Remove the workpiece and back - up boards from the Dovetail Fixture . 22 ) The back - up boards can bereused if the cut portions of boards are cut off . AFTERBEINGREUSEDUNTIL THEY NOLONGERSERVE THEIR INTENDEDFUNCTION , NEW BACK - UPBOARDSMUST BE MADE , 23 ) TO CUT CORNER # 3 OFTHEPROJECTBACK , position the top back - up board on top of the baseso that it lines with the front of the base and abuts the left top stop block as shown in Figure 63 . 24 ) Continue as Steps 6 through 24 . 25 ) TO CUT CORNER # 4 OFTHEPROJECTFRONT , position the top back - up beard on top of the baseso that it lines up with the front of the baseand abuts the right top stop block as shown in figure 66 . 26 ) Lightly clamp the back - up board in place , 27 ) Position the project front ( or back ) against the front of the baseso that the top surface abuts the right front stop block . The use of a fronl back - up boardal this step is also recommended , It is positioned betweenthe drawer front ( or back ) and the clamping bar as shown in Figure 66 . The front back - up board is described in Step 7 above , 28 ) Continue as in Steps 8 through 20 above . 29 ) After the cuts have made , the workpieces should Iook like those illustrated in Figure65 . 30 ) Remove the workpiece and the back - up boards from the Dovetail Fixture . NOTE : THEBACK - UPBOARDSARE REUSABLE . 31 ) TO CUT CORNER # 2 OFTHE PROJECTBACK , position the top back - up board on top of the base so that it lines up with the front of the base and abuts the right top stop block as shown is Figure 66 . 32 ) Continue as Steps 28 through 32 above . 33 ) The finished project front , back , and sides should look like those illustrated in Figure 56 . 34 ) Check how the workpieces fit together _ Some adjustments may be necessary . Referto the Section , MAKINGADJUSTMENTSFOROPEN ( THROUGH ) FLUSHJOINTS Your project is now readyto be gIuedtogether , Remove the pencil markings by light sanding or with a soft eraserafter the parts have been glued together . TROUBLESHOOTING : * If thejointis too loose : Thisadjustmenct an onlybemadewhencuttingeitherthe front ortheback ( pinpieces ) . Loosentheclamping knobsholdingthetemplatebracketsandmovethetemplateOUTWARDbyturningthe camhandles , Continueadjustinguntildesiredjoint fit is attained . Retightenthe clampingknobs . = tt the joint is too tight : Thisadjustmenttoo canonly bemadewhencuttingeitherthefront orthe back ( pin pieces ) . Loosenthe clamping knobsholdingthetemplatebracketsandmovethetemplateINWARDbyturningthecamhandles . Continueadjustingunti ! desiredjoint fit is attained . Retightenthe clampingknobs . • If the joint is too shallowR : eferto Figure67 , INCREAStEhe depthof cutof therouterbit . Thisadjustmentcanbe madewhencuttingthe front , theback , ( pin pieces ) andthesides ( taiIpieces ) , o If the joint is too deep : Referto Figure68 . DECREASthEe depthof cut of the routerbit , Thisadjustmenttoo can bemadewhencutting the front , the back , ( pinpiecesa ) ndthesides ( tailpieces ) . , If the jointis not uniformlyspacedfromtop surfaceof drawer : Referto Figure69 . ( Seethe Section " ALIGNMENTOFTHETEMPLATES " . ) Withthe templateclampedto the base , loosenthefour screwssecuringthe templateto the templatebrackets , andmovethetemplate slightlyto theleft . Tightenthe four screwsandmakea trialcut . If movingthetemplateto the leftdid not correctthe condition , but madeit worse , loosenthe screwsandmovethetemplateto the right aemalIamount . Makesurethetemp [ ateremainsparallelto the front of the dovetailbase . Tightenthefour screwsandmakea trial cut , Continuemovingthetemplateto the right untgthe conditionis completely corrected . PROPERALIGNMENOT FTHETEMPLATETSOTHETEMPLATBERACKETISSCRITICALFORJOINTUNIFORMITYO . NCETHiS iSACCOMPLISHECDORRECTLtYT , SHOULDNOTNEEDADJUSTMENTASGAINM . AKESURETOSECURELTYIGHTENTHEFOUR SCREWSA . FTERTHETEMPLATEHSAVEBEENCORRECTLRYEALIGNEDTH , EYSHOULDREQUIRENOFURTHERADJUSTMENTISF THEYAREHANDLEDWITHCARE . 4O
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FRONETXTENDOSUTPASTSIDE Fig . 67 JOINTIS TOOSHALLOW PROJECFTRONT _ _ _ _ . PROJECLTEFTSlOE / _ SIDEEXTENDOSUTPASTFRONT / PROJECBTACI _ _ SIDEEXTENDOSUTPASTFRONT Fi # . 68 JOINTIS TOODEEP _ FRONETXTENDOSUTPASTSIDE SIDEEXTENDSOUTPASTBACK Fig . 69 FRON ( TPINPIECE ) _ SPACtNGGREATETRHANBACK JOINTSPACINIGSNOTEQUAL SIDE ( TAILPIECE ) SPACINLGESSTHANFRONT BAOK ( PINPIECE ) 41
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PARTS LIST for # 171.25450 INDUSTRIAL DOVETAIL FIXTURE KEY OTY PART NO . DESCRIPTION I I 29LD - 879 DOVETAIL BASE 2 I 29LD - 880 DOVETAIL TEMPLATE HALF BLIND JOINT 3 I 29LD - 8BI DOVETAIL TEMPLATE OPEN ( THROUGH ) JOINT 4 I 29LD - 882 TEMPLATE SUPPORT ( RIGHT SIDE ) 5 I 29LD - 883 TEMPLATE SUPPORT ( LEFT SIDE ) 6 2 29LD - 884 CAM HANDLE 7 2 29LD - 885 FRONT STOP BLOCK 8 2 29LD - 886 TOP STOP BLOCK 9 4 29LD - 887 CLAMPING BAR END CAP I 0 I 29LD - 888 RETAINER I ! 4 29LD - 889 BOLT SUPPORT 12 6 29LD - 890 ICLAMPING KNOB 13 2 29LD - 891 CLAMPING BAR 14 I 29LD - 892 PIVOT SHAFT 15 4 29LD - 895 TEMPLATE BRACKET 16 2 29LD - 896 TEMPLATE STIFFENER 17 I 29LD - 899 GUIDE BUSHING ASSEMBLY ( . 40 " DIAMETER ) ! 8 I 29LD - 900 GUIDE BUSHING ASSEMBLY ( I12 " DIAMETER ) I9 4 29LD - 901 COMPRESSION SPRING 20 I 45A - 350 PRODUCT LABEL ( CLAMPING BAR ) 21 I 45A - 351 LABEL ( TEMPLATE - BL IND ) 22 I 45A - 352 LABEL ( TEMPLATE - OPEN 23 I 45A - 353 WARNING LABEL ( CLAMPING BAR ) I 49LD - 50 INSTRUCTION MANUAL I NONE BAGGED FASTENERS - CONSISTING OF : 24 4 29L - 469 - 13 # 10 - 32 X 518 " Ig . PANHEAD MACHINE SCREW 25 8 29L - 469 - 14 # I0 - 32 X 318 " Ig . PANHEAD MACHINE SCREW 26 I0 29L - 469 - 15 # 8 - 36 X 3 / 16 " Ig . PANHEAD MACHINE SCREW 27 2 29LD - 841 - 2 # I0 - 32 X 518 " Ig . FLAT HEAD MACHINE SCREW 28 2 29LD - 841 - 3 # I0 - 32 X 7 / 8 " Ig . FLAT HEAD MACHINE SCREW 29 3 29LD - 841 - 4 _ 10 - 32 X 3 / 8 " Ig . FLAT HEAD MACHINE SCREW 30 I 29L - 684 - 6 # IO - 16 X I12 " Ig . PANHEAD TAPPING SCREW 31 3 29L - 684 - 7 # I0 - 16 X I " 19 . PANHEAD TAPPING SCREW 32 2 29A - 310 - 15 5 / 16 - 18 X 4 - 1 / 2 " Ig . ROUND HEAD SQUARE NECK BOLT 33 2 29A - 310 - 16 5 / 16 - 18 X 3 - I / 2 " Ig . ROUND HEAD SQUARE NECK BOLT 34 2 29A - 310 - 17 , 5 / 16 - 18 X 2 " Ig . ROUND HEAD SQUARE NECK BOLT 35 4 29A - 242 - 12 # I0 - 32 HEX MACHINE SCREW NUT 36 2 29A - 242 - I3 5ll6 - 18 HEX MACHINE SCREW NUT 37 9 29A - 306 - 37 3 / 64 " 1 . D . X 9 / I6 " 0 , D . X 3 / 64 " fhick WASHER 38 8 29A - 306 - 40 1 / 32 " I . D . X 7 / 8 " 0 , D . X 1 / I6 " thick WASHER 39 4 29LD - 930 1 / 32 " I , D . X 7 / 8 " 0 , D . THIN NYLON WASHER 40 4 29LD - 969 5 / 16 " I , D , X 7 / 8 " 0 . D . THICK NYLON WASHER 4 ! 4 29LCN - IO05 NYLON SPRING RETAINER 42
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IIIII IIitII When correspondinga , lwaysgivethe following 49LD - 60 informationas showninthe list . MANUAL 1 . The PARTNUMBER 2 . The PARTDESCRIPTION Printed in U , S . A . 3 . TheMODEL # 171.25450 9 / 96 4 . TheITEM NAME - iNDUSTRIALDOVETAILFIXTURE 29LMD - 50
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