Shawn Shim Dovetail Offset Tool: Regular size
One of the most difficult tasks in hand cutting dovetails is accurately transferring the tails and precisely sawing the pins. Rob's improved method of transferring tails to the pin board by offsetting the tailboard by the thickness of the saw kerf takes all the guess work out of where to saw.
Offsetting by the exact thickness can be challenging, but the Shawn Shim helps improve your offset accuracy. The brainchild of one of our Purple Heart Project alumni, we named the shim in honor of him.
Precisely milled to work with our regular dovetail saw, which requires a kerf thickness of .024 inches. The regular Shawn Shim has four different offsets to allow you to tighten or loosen the fit of the dovetails as needed.
- CNC milled from solid brass.
- 3/4 inch x 3/4 inch wide. 1-1/2 inches tall.
- Four offset sides: .023, .024, .025, .026 of an inch thickness.
- Offset amount engraved on each end of the shim.
- Weight: 100 grams
- Made in Canada.
Delivery to Australia
Don’t rush me guys, postage to Australia may take a while. Not yet arrived at my door (only been 3+ weeks can’t rush the postal system :))
Love this thing
This little thing makes the offset cut alot easier and gives me more confidence instead of trying to balance a marking gauge.
Perfect dovetails on first try
I haven't cut many dovetails yet. For those I have, I used the marking gauge offset method with varied success. I just used the Shawn shim for the first time yesterday and the outcome was perfect (as much as was possible for me). I'm loving the consistency, heavy feel, and high quality. Cheers!
No Guess Work
One would think that measuring the saw kerf for the pins marking would be simple. However, if you have some loss of dexterity in one hand, transferring that gauge mark to either the left or right kerf adjustment can be quite challenging. The Shawn Shim solved the grip, placement, measurement, and confidence level issues. Great investment with instant reward.
What a great concept and training tool!
My first time using the Cosman dovetail saw, marking knife and the Shawn shim, the dovetails I cut were great! The process it self is very sound and builds on the fundamentals Rob shares with everyone. This combination is a must have!