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Blog series by Douglas Bordner updated 2600 days ago 2 parts 3021 reads 12 comments total

Part 1: Jigs and Fixtures. Creating something that makes work safer, easier, repeatable and on a budget.

2603 days ago by Douglas Bordner | 8 comments »

I, like many here have been amazed at the posts that LJ member Niki has provided in the realm of jigs, fixtures and set-up tools. I decided to pay him a little homage in the title of this collection of shop fixtures and jigs. I finally got tired of knocking over my cyanoacrylic glues, only to later find some tool or other in a big amalgam.I have a bunch of left over hiker mattress pad scraps from making ring inserts for my jewelry boxes. The light bulb came on, and here is what I came up w...

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Part 2: Mitered foot jig for small boxes

2600 days ago by Douglas Bordner | 4 comments »

This is the jig that really should have been the first of the series. I have to lay out the story a bit. Let’s just say that I am 3-D challenged. I started off to make a batch of mitered feet for jewelry boxes. I used the table saw and jointer to make a long strip of wood with a 45° chamfer on one edge, about 36” long x 3” wide x .5” thick. I laid out the edge opposite the chamfer with an approximate 30° taper, each foot section about three inches long. Having cut each...

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