Trestle Table #16: More JIGs Made for Building Trestle Table

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Blog entry by HappyHowie posted 10-03-2016 03:19 AM 288 reads 0 times favorited 0 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This weekend I made a couple more jigs so I can build this Trestle Table. I followed instructions from Gary Rogowski, the author of this Trestle Table plan I am following.

One of these jigs is another mortising jig that I will use my plunge router with a guide bushing. This mortising jig will be used to cut the through mortise in the leg assembling in which the stretcher will fit. The jig is a simple L fence of 1 1/2 inch thick block that is milled square with a 1/4 inch thick piece of MDF glued to it. The image below shows the JIG. Tomorrow I will cut the 1 1/8” wide and 2 3/8” long hole on my router table. The 3/4” guide bushing will be placed within it in order to cut the through mortise in my two trestle table leg assemblies.

I drilled 3/8” diameter starter holes in which I will route a whole within the penciled boundary.

I have written information on this jig so I will know what project and the use of this jig later on.

The other jig is an 8 angled platform I will clamp to my floor drill press so I can drill an angled mortise into the end of my stretchers. In these mortises I will knock my wedges to hold the stretcher tightly to the leg assemblies.

My platform drill jig is glued and screwed together.

There is one more jig that I will make tomorrow. It will be used to cut the wedges that will hold the stretcher to the leg assemblies. This jig will make it easy to cut the 8 degree angle on the bandsaw.

-- --- Happy Howie

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