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Extremely Average #219: I made another jig

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Blog entry by Ecocandle posted 08-10-2010 04:56 AM 921 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hello LJ’s,

Today I made a jig to hold my belt sander upside down for detail work. I love building jigs. It is fun and when the jig is done, I have a new way to do woodworking. I love this stuff.

I named my belt sander today, and did some other fun stuff too.

http://su.pr/2CrLCs

Brian

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com



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DenverDave

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#1 posted 08-10-2010 06:51 AM

Good idea! I’ve been clamping my belt sander in the vise. A jig would work better.

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Robb

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#2 posted 08-10-2010 11:24 AM

I like your jig! I’ve been thinking of doing something similar, but I’d like to get the body of the sander completely submerged, so to speak, in the jig, so that the jig could be used sort of like a “sanding jointer,” if you can follow my logic. If I ever get to building it, I’ll post it so you can see what I mean.

-- Robb

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Ecocandle

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#3 posted 08-10-2010 04:38 PM

Robb,

That is a good idea. I don’t have a jointer and have been using my router table as a jointer. I just add an aluminum piece which is 1/32 thick, just past the bit. I beveled the plate and then I clamp it to the fence. It works pretty well.

Brian

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

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Dennisgrosen

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#4 posted 08-10-2010 06:03 PM

hello Brian great little jiig for Dusty and the idea of using the safty switch Bravo !
this thing abouit cuting into the corner is it becourse you want to ad some splines ?
if so then look at Mafe´s and Maveric 777 jiigs I admit they are made for a tabelsaw
but can easely be used on a bandsaw

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/31186
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/31169

if not then I will lok forward to se what you come up with
have a great week
Dennis

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Ecocandle

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#5 posted 08-10-2010 06:16 PM

Dennis,

Yes, I want to add some splines. I will check them out. Thanks. :-)

Brian

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

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Dennisgrosen

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#6 posted 08-10-2010 06:22 PM

Brian
by the way if you turn the idea around such of speak you can make
one so you can use your precius japenese handsaws I think they want
to execide the muscle a little

best thought´s
Dennis

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Ecocandle

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#7 posted 08-10-2010 07:32 PM

Dennis,

I really need to give the Japanese hand saws names. I did use one of them the other day, to cut the walnut down to size. I still love them.

Brian

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

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Dennisgrosen

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#8 posted 08-10-2010 08:34 PM

nomatter how much I realy want to help you with japanese names I´m blank there
I know they have a big historic persons way back
may bee you can bee inspired from the serie Shogun or other movies that have a historic
time stage (or what ever the right name is , I´m not a moviemaker lol )
or from one of the new cosmic albums with this new way of making drawings
short easey spelled names there isn´t too strange for our ears :-)

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