Crucible 1:4 Dovetail Template
The Crucible 1:4 Dovetail Template marks out dovetail joints – both the tails and the pins – and allows you to easily and accurately lay out the angled and straight parts of the joint. This template marks out Christopher Schwarz's favorite dovetail slope: 1:4 (about 14°). The square end of the tool allows you to also use it as a saddle square (and to not get turned around by two similar-looking angles).
The Crucible 1:4 Dovetail Template is milled from one piece of steel, which ensures a perfect 90° at the corner. (While this might seem wasteful, all the excess steel is recycled.) The tool measures 15/16" x 1-3/8" x 3". The angled section of the tool is long enough to mark out tails in 1-3/8" stock. The straight section of the tool is 1-5/16". There's also a handy hang hole.
The Crucible Dovetail Template is made in Kentucky by Machine Time of Nicholasville, Ky.
Our Dovetail Template for 1:6 and 1:8 slopes can be found here.