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Regular Shawn Shim Dovetail Offset Tool

Original price $54.00 - Original price $54.00
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$54.00 - $54.00
Current 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 40 reviews
    Great tool

    This is a great addition to my dovetailing tool arsenal. Just what I needed to improve my dovetail accuracy.

    Don Willcox
    Shawn Shim

    Nice tool, works great, quick delivery.

    Richard Harris
    Good results

    I used the tool as prescribed in Rob’s video’s and achieved the desired results. That’s why you would buy one of these.

    Martin Trevaskis
    Very clever

    This is a simple but very clever tool. Precision made and nicely presented in a little bag. Rob's demonstration video sold me on the concept and I'm looking forward to trying it myself. Just gotta fix my Jeep leak it could be a while!

    Stan Moderate
    Quality Toll

    From the packaging (and the wee bag) you can see the quality and workmanship in this tool.
    Ideally packaged as a gift and delivery much better than promised.