Subscribe

to Leigh eNews for the latest on new products, specials and updates
* Email Address:
(Required)
First Name:
(Optional)
Last Name:
(Optional)
Country:
(Optional)
Do not show this again
You may unsubscribe at any time.
Privacy Policy: We will never sell, rent or otherwise transfer information about you
to any other party.
Warranty
|
Leigh eNews
|
Contests
|
View Cart
Currency

Half-Blind Dovetails

Perhaps the most common use of the half-blind dovetail joint is drawer box construction. The half-blind joint shows the pins and tails on only one side of the joint while remaining completely invisible on the other. Joining drawer sides to drawer fronts using the half-blind joint leaves the front of the drawer without visible joinery while providing great interlocking strength opposing the stresses constantly applied to the drawer when opening and closing. The half-blind joint can be made with flush sides, rabbeted sides or in an asymmetric configuration.
HOW TO ROUT Half-Blind Dovetails
1. With the finger assembly in the half-blind pin mode, set the pin scale to the thickness of your drawer side (tailboard). The readable scale faces you and is colour coded green.
2. Use the included Leigh e-Bush template guidebush set at the #10 position and the included #120-8 dovetail bit. Or use one of five available half-blind bits.
3. Mount the door front on the top of the jig, under the finger assembly and against the side stop. Now rout the tail sockets leaving the pins exposed.
4. After routing all drawer fronts, simply rotate the finger assembly toward you to access the half-blind tail mode (drawer side)
5. Again, set the scales to the thickness of your drawer side.
6. If you have wider tails, simply slip in the provided bridge piece material. Bridge pieces ensure precise routing on the backside of the tail and guarantee a perfect fit with the tail socket resulting in maximum glue surface area in the joint.
7. Now rout all the tails on all drawer sides.


Products
D4R Pro Dovetail Jig
Super 12 Dovetail Jig
Super 18 Dovetail Jig
Super 24 Dovetail Jig
R9 Plus Dovetail & Box Joint Jig
F3 Finger Joint Template
F18 Finger Joint Template
F24 Finger Joint Template
Isoloc Joint Templates
FMT Pro Mortise & Tenon Jig
FMT Jig Upgrade
Super FMT Mortise & Tenon Jig
M2 Multiple Mortise & Tenon Jig
Dovetail Jig Accessories
VRS Vacuum & Router Support
VRS Accessory Kits
Accessory Kits for Leigh Mortise & Tenon Jigs
Router Bits, Dovetail
Router Bits, Spiral Upcut
Router Bit Sets
Template Guidebushes and Adaptors
Bridge Piece Material
Earlier Model Jig Upgrades
Clamps, Hold Down
F-Clamps for the Super FMT
User Guides
Videos, Instructional

Mortise & Tenon Jig Accessories
FMT/Pro Sidestop Upgrade
Accessories / Accessory Kits
Vacuum Box Attachment
F-Clamps
Router Bits, FMT Pro
Router Bits, Super FMT
Router Bit Sets
Photo Galleries
Dovetail Joint Photo Gallery
Isoloc Joint Photo Gallery
Frame Mortise & Tenon Joint Photo Gallery
Multiple Mortise & Tenon Joint Photo Gallery
Finger / Box Joint Photo Gallery

Resources
Where to Buy
Reviews
Videos & Gallery
Jig Comparison

Support
5 year Warranty
Satisfaction Guarantee
Customer Support
Subscribe
Register Products
Contact Us
© 2015 Leigh Industries.
All rights Reserved.

Leigh Jigs is a trademark of
Leigh Industries Ltd.

Toll Free: 1.800.663.8932
Email: leigh@leighjigs.com
SSL
Web design by
pro.NET Communications