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Regular Shawn Shim Dovetail Offset Tool

Original price $54.00 - Original price $54.00
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Customer Reviews

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.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 32 reviews
    James Greene
    Love it

    Easy. Plain and simple

    Jesse Nunes
    5 STARS

    Seriously it works . No more setting up my marking gauge . Perfectly machined with a great feel . 👌

    Carl Glatz
    Awesome tool

    Perfect just like everything else Rob puts out!!!!!👍👍👍👍👍👍

    Andrew Callum
    Perfect results

    My first through dovetail with this shim came out perfectly first time.

    I need to play with the offset as I used the exact kerf-width of my saw and it resulted in a very tight fit. That was fine for my test using pine. I will try my next attempt with a smaller offset to see if it produces a joint that will work better in hardwood.


    Just started working with it. It really does make a big difference in the accuracy of my dovetails. The results are immediate.