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Blog entry by Chris posted 1931 days ago 986 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was having a conversation with a firend at work that lurks on this site (I’ll call him Jim to protect his/her anonymity) about a right angle push block for my router table. For some reason (most likely my lack of eloquence) Jim could not figure out just what the heck I was talking about. So … I’m posting a couple of pictures of said jig. It was made from some scrap MDF in about 10 minutes , and it’s dimensions came largely from the size of the scraps. I did round over the edges where the web between the thumb and the rest of my hand rests, and I inserted some dowel sections into the MDF to better hold the screws I put it together with. I put this in as a blog as I just couldn’t call it a ‘project’, finished or otherwise. It’s nowhere near as pretty as a lot of things I see on this site, but I needed it when I built it and functional and quick beat out elegant and slow. And since it works just fine, I’ve never gone back to replace it other than the lead face when it gets torn up.

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-- Chris



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PurpLev

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#1 posted 1931 days ago

Is this supposed to ride the fence and create a 90 with the fence line (like the incra right angle fixture)? or how does this work? curious…

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Chris

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#2 posted 1931 days ago

The long side rides the fence, providing a right angle backer block at the front. Not sure what the incra looks like but I have seen commercial jigs, ‘right angle sleds’ I think I’ve heard them called. This doesnt have clamps and it wouldn’t be good (i.e.safe) for small parts, but for something you can hold tight to the front of the fence it works fine.

-- Chris

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Chris

338 posts in 1959 days


#3 posted 1931 days ago

By the way, PurpLev, I think youi just made Jim’s day by not saying ‘oh, that’s obvious’. ;-]

-- Chris

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PurpLev

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#4 posted 1931 days ago

but it IS obvious…

lol. I guess they all work in a similar way, creating a 90 degree referencing off of the fence- nice jig! simple ,and to the point.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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Jimthecarver

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#5 posted 1930 days ago

Thanks for the post I appreciate it….lol

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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