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Blog entry by Roger posted 01-18-2012 11:39 PM 2167 reads 4 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just received this in an email. George Vondriska, from the Woodworkers Journal has this very simple, super simple, ez-simple… did I say simple jig for ripping thin strips.. check it out. I hope this link works: http://www.woodworkersjournal.com/resource/TablesawTechniques/ThinStrips/index.html

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net



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sedcokid

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#1 posted 01-18-2012 11:48 PM

Sure looks simple, will have to give it a try!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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scoops

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#2 posted 01-19-2012 12:04 AM

Why didn’t I think of that? Safe, simple and it works!! How good is that! Thanks for sharing, I’m going out to make one right now!

-- yesterday today was tomorrow

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grandpasworkshop

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#3 posted 01-19-2012 12:09 AM

How funny I was reading myemail and woodworker journal shows this in header and then I saw your emal so i opened yours first. Sorry to say but I have done this for past year and also I dont have SAWSTOP like George haha Thanks anyway

-- Grandpaj

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StumpyNubs

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#4 posted 01-19-2012 12:20 AM

That’s great! I’ve seen lots of thin strip jigs, but they all require moving the fence for each cut, which reduces accuracy. This is just what I’ve been looking for! Thanks for posting!

-Jim; aka “Stumpy Nubs”
(The greatest woodworking show since the invention of wood is now online!)

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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nobuckle

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#5 posted 01-19-2012 12:22 AM

Thanks Roger, I just got that same email. Looks alot less complicated than making this;

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#6 posted 01-19-2012 12:23 AM

Have a look at this one too. It’s variable as far as the thickness is concerned and takes less storage space too.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/19940

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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xwingace

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#7 posted 01-19-2012 12:29 AM

It seems so obvious after seeing it! Gonna have to make me one of those.

-- I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.

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Jim Bertelson

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#8 posted 01-19-2012 12:42 AM

OK, that has got to be a winner. Only limitation appears to be the length of the strip, but for a large percentage of strip cuts that will do. I will make one next time I am in the shop.

.......OK, so the furnace goes out this morning, probably about 0200hrs, and I wake up at 0400hrs and notice it is a little cold…...check the electronic thermostat, yup there is a problem. Go down look at the furnace and open it up. Lights flashing. Recycle the furnace, meaning flipping the breaker off for 45 seconds. No dice. The flashing lights read…...no ignition after 3 tries. This furnace has been worked on recently, so the ignitor must be the problem.

Please note, it is 8 degrees below zero in balmy Anchorage…....

So, even though they have no room in their schedule for today, we leave a message for our favorite local plumbing and heating place…....only real journeyman plumbers come out of there…....more expensive….great service. And I note it is probably just the ignitor….......

......fire up two gas fireplaces, run the monster gas oven at 500 degrees…..it vents into the kitchen, don’t run the hood….......and turn on every light in the place, and all three computers in my office…......you can get a sunburn from those three big monitors running…....the house starts warming up.

I run off to do some surgery, and Sherie pages me as I get done. Give her a call….....

OK, LJ’s hear this. She tells me that the plumber comes walking in the door, box in hand with new ignitor…....he believed me. Pulled out the old burned out one, left it on one of the project tables, and walks out the door 10 minutes later, between all the other scheduled jobs.

.......he notes….....they burn out because sawdust settles on the ignitor, so you ought to buy a few to keep around in case you keep doing this hobby…......IN CASE I KEEP DOING THIS HOBBY?!!

And he leaves the instructions for how to put one in. Yup, this weekend gonna go down and buy a few ignitors. Bet he was the same plumber I gave the shop tour to a few months ago, and he thanked me for sharing the shop stuff.

......what goes around, comes around. There are still some great professional workman in this country….

.....and I think I just got an example of what this country is all about…......

...........................but it was just a tiny little bit of sawdust….....wasn’t it?..............

Alaska Jim

Thanks Roger, in advance, for your hospitality…........(-:

......think I will make a blog out this one…....

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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ELL

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#9 posted 01-19-2012 12:45 AM

The only concern I have is, you better have a riving knife or anti kickback paws or else you could get the piece kicking back at you since nothing is holding it down on the table.

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steliart

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#10 posted 01-19-2012 01:02 AM

Seen this tip (jig) before in Woodsmith magazine.
Nice one, Thanks

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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lanwater

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#11 posted 01-19-2012 06:22 AM

I got that email too but I am not exited about it.

I am of the same opinion as ELL.

the left hand could easily pusf the cutoff into the blade.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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degoose

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#12 posted 01-19-2012 07:13 AM

I DO like it but would add something to the back of the jig to steady the left hand board and maybe a hold down for the strip…??

Or just stick with the Incra setup I am used to using… with great success I might add…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Grumpy

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#13 posted 01-19-2012 07:36 AM

Some reservations, but like anything work with care and everything will be OK. The left hand pressure concerns me a bit.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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mafe

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#14 posted 01-19-2012 04:06 PM

Super simple super cool!
Less is more.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- Mad F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Peter Oxley

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#15 posted 01-19-2012 04:18 PM

I use a jig very similar to this, except it’s 4” wide and 1½” tall and the hook flips up so I can rip long strips. I’ve never had any problems.

-- http://www.peteroxley.com -- http://north40studios.etsy.com --

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