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Jigs #2: Multi Position Jigs

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Making better use of you time includes making jigs that can be used in different ways, or positions.

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The first series of photos show the jig used to cut the dovetail slot into the post, to receive the legs. This had a knob to tighten to prevent the post from spinning.

The second set of photos were the jig for carving the post. This too, proved to be very helpful. It has boards on the back side that fit snugly over my bench top, while held tight in the vise.

On the end of the jig, there’s a knob that tightens against the post, and prevents it from spinning.

This same jig fits vertically in the vise as well, which made carving some areas much easier.

In the third series of photos, the carving being done on the legs of a Philadelphia Pie Crust Table, popular in the 18th century, was made much easier with this jig. Carving the ball and claw feet was challenging.

I was able to turn them in any direction or position I wanted, to make the carving go a little faster, and much easier.

Spending a little extra time on planning your jigs can be very beneficial.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com



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mot

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#1 posted 2591 days ago

Jeez, Lee. The information that you provide, and the work that you do is amazing. Thank you for putting so much content on this site! You are everything that we all hoped would embody a Lumberjock.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 2591 days ago

Great stuff Lee. These posts are very much apreciated. Thanks.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#3 posted 2591 days ago

Hey Tom,

I’ve never been any kind of jock before! It’s about time. LOL

Thank you VERY MUCH!!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#4 posted 2591 days ago

Hi Wayne;

My pleasure.

I’m having fun with it. No one usually listens to me!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#5 posted 2591 days ago

keep ‘em comin’, pardner, I’m havein’ fun

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 2591 days ago

Lee, these jigs are representative of your excellent craftsmanship – well conceived and thought out, nicely executed and so efficient. Obviously the time taken to create them is more than repaid in the quality of your production.

Thanks.

-- CanuckDon "I just love small wooden boxes!" http://dpb-photography.me/

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#7 posted 2591 days ago

OK Thos,

I’ll do my best.

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 2591 days ago

Thanks Don,

You know Don, you made me realise something about ezee-feed. That started out as a wood unit, (hence the name woodie), who’s whole function was to speed up and ease the process of cutting sheet goods, while at the same time, increasing accuracy. I guess it too, is a jig, of sorts.

Had that wood unit not been broken by an employee, there would be no ezee-feed business. I replaced the wood one with one of steel, which fortunately, I know how to work with. The original was so heavilly used, I decided to make one that wouldn’t break. The new one had a couple revisions that made it even handier. Like the side roller, and the ability to use it on several machines, without having to adjust anything.

Still there would have been no business, until the owner of a couple Woodcraft Stores, stopped by my shop to see some of our veneer work. (He wanted me to teach a veneer course at his stores).

He was there for a couple hours, and was actually on his way out the door, when he saw the unit hanging on the wall. He asked what is is, and where did I get it. I told him, and demonstrated it for him. He was very impressed, and wanted to know why I wasn’t selling them, saying they would help out a lot of woodworkers.

Well , Ezee-Feed was born. Strange how a series of events, all seemingly unrelated, lead to a conclusion.

It is my belief in jigs that got that started.

Anyone want to see some of my steel work? (I made a batch of Pizza ovens for delivery trucks).

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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#9 posted 2591 days ago

isn’t it fascinating how something “bad” in our lives is really just a detour sign guiding us along our paths. (or, as I say to clients: the sides of a bowling alley, keeping us heading in the right direction).

Pizza oven? Show me

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 2590 days ago

Pizza Delivery Truck Ovens

Not a woodworking project, but still interesting , at least to me.











One of the businesses I’m a partner in is a couple of Pizza Stores. My Brother in law (the one I made the table for) is my partner. He ordered a custom oven for a delivery truck that cost 3,000.00

When I saw it I told him I could build a nicer over than that, for less money. He told me I couldn’t build an oven.

The one he bought would hold about five pizzas. It also had room for one propane tank. It was either on or off, and had no temperature control. It also had no insulation between the inner and outer walls.

The ones I built, (10 of them), would hold about twenty pizzas. It had a pilot light, a temperature control, and held three propane tanks. They are made out of textured stainless steel, and are insulated. The cost of the materials was $ 900.00

The one in the photo is ten years old, and looks new.

Hope you enjoy this post!

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Karson

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#11 posted 2590 days ago

Thats some neat Pizza Ovens. And the woodworking isn’t shabby either.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#12 posted 2586 days ago

Ok Lee, the carving you do is quite impressive and the jigs are nice too. I love a good jig! Keep them coming. LOL!

-- " All Things At First Appear Difficult"

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#13 posted 2586 days ago

Hi Roger,

Thanks for the kind words. I’ll see what’s left out in the shop. LOL

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#14 posted 2481 days ago

Hi Lee!

I’m ashamed of myself for not seeing this series on jigs. I’m glad Bob’s Queen Anne project steered me to it.

Thanks for sharing your jig ideas. They may come in handy sometime.

With all the work you do, I can’t figure out how you can find the time with us Jocks.

You must be an expert at managing your time.

Dick

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#15 posted 2481 days ago

Hi Dick;

I’m about the poorest time management person you could meet. Really. I think it’s some sort of rebellion type of thing.

To make up for it, I just never sleep! LOL

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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