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Hoffman / Dovetail keys

Postby cleaver » Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:25 pm

Hi All,

Are these keys used much in the framing world?

Saw them on Lion's site and wondered if they are often used (if so, why), as opposed to stacking wedges.

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Re: Hoffman / Dovetail keys

Postby Justintime » Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:35 pm

Hi Dan
Yes they are used with a Hoffmann Dovetail router to join frames, an alternative to Underpinning.
Horses for courses. If like me, you join a lot of hardwood frames and only have a foot operated underpinner, the Hoffmann does a much better job than the underpinner.
See below...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTCd6u3plUk
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Re: Hoffman / Dovetail keys

Postby cleaver » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:02 pm

Thanks, Justin. Jeez, that looks like an expensive set-up.

Is yours the same...may I ask what sort of money a decent router set-up would cost / good models?
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Re: Hoffman / Dovetail keys

Postby cleaver » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:07 pm

Aaaah, just found a thread on the Grumble about this!

http://www.thegrumble.com/index.php?thr ... ter.54366/

But views from this side of the pond would be great to see (e.g. do UK framers use this system as much?)
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Re: Hoffman / Dovetail keys

Postby cleaver » Tue Feb 05, 2019 3:39 pm

Sorry everyone....just found a great thread about it on our forum.

viewtopic.php?f=13&t=16943&p=129860&hilit=hoffman+router#p129860

I really must stop being trigger-happy starting threads on subjects that have been covered!

I promise to use Google and the search facility on here more :oops:
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