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    Rob Cosman showed me how to lay out dovetails using dividers about 12 or 13 years ago, and I have never looked back. I’ve caught a lot of crap for using the divider method from fellow hand-tool woodworkers who say that laying them out by eye is much faster. I don’t disagree. However, there are some advantages to taking the extra time and use dividers. 1. My work looks more …

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    Previous tip doesn't work to check the 45° stop, so do this instead. Lay a reliable framing square on the tabletop, as shown, so that the edge of the miter slot aligns with the same dimension marking on both legs of the square. (In the photo, we used the 6" markings inside the square.) Now, loosen the miter gauge, slide it flat up against one leg of the square, and retighten it. Reset the 45° stop, if your miter gauge has one.