Official Luthiers Forum!

Solely owned and operated by Lance Kragenbrink
It is currently Wed Sep 18, 2019 6:47 pm


All times are UTC - 5 hours


Forum rules


Same rules apply to all forums at the Luthiers Forum.




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Dovetail Jig?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 12:31 pm 
Offline
Walnut
Walnut

Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:31 pm
Posts: 14
Location: Pahoa, HI
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
I'm still working on my first, Hana Lima Ia tenor plan, w/ Spanish heel. I want to build my next with a dovetail and saw that Luthier Tools has a dovetail jig and wondered if anyone here uses it and their thoughts on the jig. I like the StewMac jig for guitars.
Thanks.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dovetail Jig?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 1:55 pm 
Offline
Cocobolo
Cocobolo
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 2:14 pm
Posts: 268
Location: Creedmoor, NC
First name: Tim
Last Name: Benware
City: Creedmoor
State: NC
Zip/Postal Code: 27522
Country: USA
Focus: Build
Status: Professional
Big discussion on this recently, here:

viewtopic.php?f=10101&t=45140&hilit=dovetail+jig

_________________
"I've been had again"
Tim Benware
Creedmoor, NC


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dovetail Jig?
PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:21 pm 
Offline
Walnut
Walnut

Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:31 pm
Posts: 14
Location: Pahoa, HI
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
Ben-Had wrote:
Big discussion on this recently, here:

viewtopic.php?f=10101&t=45140&hilit=dovetail+jig

Thanks, good info, jig seems a little "temperamental". Reads like they're all talking about the guitar jig. Wondering if any uke builders have used the uke dovetail jig.
Thanks again.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dovetail Jig?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 1:07 am 
Offline
Cocobolo
Cocobolo

Joined: Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:20 am
Posts: 289
Location: Kapolei HI
First name: Aaron
Focus: Build
Status: Semi-pro
Made my own for M&T.
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dovetail Jig?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:43 pm 
Offline
Walnut
Walnut

Joined: Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:31 pm
Posts: 14
Location: Pahoa, HI
Focus: Build
Status: Amateur
Thanks Aaron, nice workstation, looks like something I need to adopt. Seems most builders use the M&T, wonder why it's preferred over a dovetail. I've built two guitars using the StewMac jig and like the idea of the dovetail neck joint.
Still very much in the "infant" stage of building instruments, a carpenter since the '80's, need all the help I can get.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Dovetail Jig?
PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:14 pm 
Offline
Cocobolo
Cocobolo

Joined: Mon Apr 14, 2008 3:20 am
Posts: 289
Location: Kapolei HI
First name: Aaron
Focus: Build
Status: Semi-pro
Couple of guys from the BIUG came over last year (or was it the other year) and took notes of the jig. Not sure if its still there, but pics were posted on their site. Its loosely based on Robby O'Brien's neck angle jig, which can be found everywhere.

Personally it took me long enough to do a M&T, much less a dovetail, which is a much harder joint to execute, double angles notwithstanding. My path went from butt, to bolt on, to current. I'll stay here for a while.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 5 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
phpBB customization services by 2by2host.com