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Blog series by GregD updated 979 days ago 4 parts 13629 reads 15 comments total

Part 1: Cheap & Simple Mortise Jig

1547 days ago by GregD | 2 comments »

What should be the first entry in this series is my really simple table saw panel cutting and edge jointing jig. This is my my take on a mortise jig for a plunge router. I wanted to keep it as simple to build and as inexpensive as possible, but I also wanted it to produce good results for a rookie because I was going to use it for my first attempt and a M&T joint. Now that I’ve verified that it works well, I’ll probably add a toggle clamp or two for holding the work. T...

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Part 2: Tenon Jig Measuring Stick

1540 days ago by GregD | 6 comments »

Here is another “dial indicator on a stick” idea. This one is for making measurements when using a tenoning jig. BTW, click on the images to see the uncropped originals. The commercial tenoning jig that I recently bought from Rockler looks like this: Notice that the sliding base remains above the sub base that is fixed to the miter slot runner. The cut line of the saw blade can be referenced to the edge of this fixed sub base and will not move nor be obstructed regardle...

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Part 3: Bandsaw resaw fence

1234 days ago by GregD | 6 comments »

As I was getting to the stage in my door project that required a lot of resawing, I started looking for information on how to do that. On the web and also in the classroom of my local Woodcraft store I saw tall shop-made fences used for resawing. So I decided to build one. I selected 3/4” melamine for the fence. The melamine faces provide a relatively hard, slick surface for the fence face, and the particle board substrate does not have a propensity to warp. Unfortuantely, the st...

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Part 4: Flexi-Sled Table Saw Sled

979 days ago by GregD | 1 comment »

Yet another table saw sled. The idea behind this table saw sled was to provide a lot of flexibility in clamping down the fence and workpieces. The top is 3/4” melamine edge banded with scraps I happened to have handy. On the bottom is a 30 inch Kreg Jig and Fixture Bar. The T tracks on top are cut from 2 48” lengths. The fence is a Rockler router table fence that I found on sale a year or so ago. I had to shim it with Scotch Tape on the bottom to square the face to ...

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