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Blog series by Lee A. Jesberger updated 07-24-2007 04:20 AM 2 parts 2658 reads 33 comments total

Part 1: Templates and Jigs

07-23-2007 12:36 PM by Lee A. Jesberger | 16 comments »

Templates and Jigs Whenever we do a project that has the potential to be built again, or if the design is somewhat difficult, we’ll spend the time to build a jig. This is a process that pays back big dividends, and has been practiced for hundreds of years. In the first instance, it makes sense to speed up the process of duplicating it. This prevents you from having to record all the dimensions and engineering that went into the piece. A very big time saver. In the second ...

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Part 2: Multi Position Jigs

07-24-2007 04:20 AM by Lee A. Jesberger | 17 comments »

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

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