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Shawn Shim Dovetail Offset Tool: Regular size

Shawn Shim Dovetail Offset Tool
  • Shawn Shim Dovetail Offset Tool
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  • Shawn Shim Dovetail Offset Tool
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Shawn Shim Dovetail Offset Tool: Regular size

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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.

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    Martin D.
    United Kingdom

    A clever little gizmo!

    Haven't used it in earnest yet. A hot (for us) summer in the UK makes my workshop too hot for any sustained work. However a little play with the shim, checking it against my saws that I use for cutting dovetails gives me the impression that it will be an improvement on my other methods. It's very nicely made.

    Thor R.
    United States United States

    Great help in setting up

    I like using the shim as it added real consistency to my dovetail cuts plus added some measure of reducing time involved. The product itself is beautiful brass and heavy. Comes in a small pouch for easy, safe storage. I actually hung it up on shelf with cuphook right over Mr Rob Cosman dovetail saw. Quick access to both. I highly recommend this product.

    Michael E.
    United States United States

    Shawn Shim

    While I have always embraced the traditional techniques of hand cut dovetails, I wanted to explore this in a thorough and fair manner. My first handful of tries were poor, and then I realized my mistake. Once I corrected that, my results have been a coin toss between the two approaches, and I am very happy about that. Now I can talk to my audiences as a lecturer about both techniques. Very happy to have tried this out! Shawn Shim Dovetail Offset Tool: Regular size Review
    Bryan C.
    Australia Australia

    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 :))

    United States United States

    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.