Finished my Table Saw Jigs

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Blog entry by Sgt_Lobo posted 11-21-2007 02:57 AM 5252 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Alright, I’m ready to do some real woodwork now. I finally finished my last two table saw jigs. This time I made a miter sled and a key slot jig (spline jig?). I will make more jigs/sleds as I need them, but I think that the three I’ve made recently should be a good start with my new TS. So, heres a couple of pictures, and as always comments and suggestions are welcome (I came here to learn).

key slot jig

miter sled

miter sled

-- Sgt_Lobo -- Aurora, CO

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 11-21-2007 04:04 AM

Wahoo! You will make life a lot easier with these jigs.

When you cut the notches for the splines you need to use a blade that has a very flat cut not a high point on the outside edges or you will have a little “V” that you have to sand or file flat. Freud makes a nice box joint set that cuts 1/8” or 1/4” wide and is perfect for this. A combo blade doesn’t make the “V” as bad because it has a flat raker every so many teeth.

You have to make sure that the blade will be able to reach as deep as you need, it looks like you are ok though. Here are a couple shots from my little jig, notice is nothing fancy, it works and keeps my fingers safe.

Design Note: Thin splines are more delicate looking.




-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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Thos. Angle

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#2 posted 11-21-2007 04:21 AM

Good jigs Sarge.You too Todd.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#3 posted 11-21-2007 04:38 AM


Great examples. You make it very easy to pick up a new skill. Ever thought of teaching classes at woodcraft on your spare time?

-- Sgt_Lobo -- Aurora, CO

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#4 posted 11-21-2007 05:10 AM

Your words carry a great compliment, thanks. Actually we don’t have a Woodcraft anywhere near where I live in Montana, but sharing the knowledge has been one of my long term goals. Lumberjocks has become a great outlet to be able to do that. Sharing has really allowed me to start growing in a great way.

The joy of woodworking is just too good to keep to myself. I have reached the level I am at because of the generosity of others. I am just passing the torch.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#5 posted 11-21-2007 05:52 AM

Great Sarge. Thanks for the demo too, Todd.

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

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#6 posted 11-21-2007 05:54 AM

Sarge – Nice jigs!I have been enjoying your posts. Thanks! BTW I would love to attend a class taught by Todd!

Todd – WOW! Nice jig and a very nice set of boxes. Thanks for the tip on the Freud box joint.


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#7 posted 11-21-2007 06:27 AM

I would like to attend computer classes by David.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#8 posted 11-21-2007 11:50 PM

all you guy do is make me want to get out in the shop..

great job

-- I get out in the shop when I can

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