Rob Cosman's Dovetail Marker
Marking your dovetail pins and tails can be a laborious task if you do not have a well designed marker. My Dovetail Marker is designed for marking both through and half-blind dovetails. My Dovetail Marker enables you to quickly, accurately, and repeatably layout your tails.
Made from a solid piece of wood, it fits and feels great in your hand.
Allows you to lay out the angle cut and its associated straight cut without re-positioning the marker.
Has 1:6 and 1:7 angled vertical faces and a 90 degree horizontal face.
1:6 is the traditional angle for softwoods and 1:7 is the traditional angle for hardwoods.
Shipping box doubles as a handy storage container to keep it from getting beat up in your tool box.
Well made, stable product that does exactly as it was intended.
The dovetail marker I received looks like it was broken and repaired. There's a small knot in the wood near this. It works fine and looks ok, but TBH I expected something nicer. Everything else I received in my order is fantastic but this seems to me like a second/blemished piece. Again, it works fine and looks ok, but since everything else was if such high quality, this stands out. I look at everything else and think WOW but at this I think "oh well"...
Works great just like my first one still does. This is a backup DT marker.
So far it does look like it will do the job once I’ve caught up to it in respect of workmanship. I have a ways to go before my joints look respectable. My old Spears & Jackson dovetail saw isn’t the best and I’m struggling with it even after an average sharpening.
I'm new to making Dove Tails. This little marker has helped me tremendously. I even used it as a saw guide just to get a feel for the right angle.