Making Aids To Make A Project

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Blog entry by John1410 posted 05-25-2014 06:17 PM 1080 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I drew up a plan for a saddle stand that I intend to make a number of times (with three orders at present and, hopefully, more to come!)
Because the two end formers are cut to shape and have both 30 degree and 60 degree facets, I needed a simple, repetitive sawing guide. This is it, although I seem to have managed to mix up the order of my photographs…
Please forgive me when I give no specific measurements because each one of us has a different saw bench and will need to measure to suit individual requirements.
My guide is made from a base of 10mm medium density fibreboard (MDF) with a 300mm strip of 9mm x 9mm Tasmanian Oak (a fine grained hardwood) glued and screwed beneath it as a runner. This acts as a slide and guide in the slots of my table saw.
The face side of my guide is marked with 30 degree and 60 degree lines, although they aren’t essential.
I made a simple bracket of 42×19mm dressed pinus radiata, 300mm long with a 90 degree return, also 42×19 pine, cut to 40mm then glued and screwed to one end. That end is used nearest the saw blade. Two holes were drilled in the bottom of this piece at 180mm centres, lengths of 10mm Tas Oak dowel inserted and glued in with builders adhesive, trimmed to stand proud by 10mm. By measurement, pairs of 10mm holes were then drilled adjacent to the 30 degree and 60 degree lines.
With the bracket located in the appropriate set of holes, I can then set about the repetitive cutting of my end formers.

-- John1410

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#1 posted 05-25-2014 10:00 PM

Looks like it worked out great.
Gotta love jigs, that make pepetative cuts repeatable!!!
Nicely done.

BTW: Welcome to LumberJock, enjoy the insanity!!!

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