The beautifully crafted dovetail joint is a classic that appeals to both professionals and novices alike.
SHOP TIPS: Two passes are recommended when routing dovetails with a template. Check that the dovetails have been cut through completely and smoothly before removing the workpiece. For even easier routing and less stress on your dovetail bit, run the first pass with a straight bit. Use a dovetail on your router table equipped with a fence to achieve difficult chamfer angles.
SAFETY TIPS: If the dovetail bit jams while working, adjust the position of the bit in the collet and ensure the cutting depth is appropriate. Do not lift the router out of the template.