Shawn Shim Dovetail Offset Tool
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 the four most common saw kerf thickness, the Sean Shim allows you to precisely offset the tailboard.
- 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.
The accuracy is outstanding when making dove tails. Perfect fit!
The Shawn shim was just taken from under the Christmas tree. I won't be cutting any dovetails for a couple of weeks. They will be large carcass dovetails so I'm curious to see if the shim is practical in this case. I plan to clamp the shim to the edge of the pin board so its easier to control. If you have any insight on the matter I would love to hear from you. Last year my kids gave me a Cosman dovetail saw for my eightieth birthday; that I can comment upon. It's a marvelous tool; it feels natural in my (old) hands. Once started on a line it doesn't deviate. I've retired my Lie Nielson saw even though it too is a fine saw.
Thank you for the fast shipping! This product sure takes the guesswork out of cutting hand cut dovetails!
I didn't think I would need the shawn shim until I got it and used it. Makes it so much easier to mark out my cuts.
So far I am impressed with this product and the quality of it.