This jig has been in my cabinet for many years.
It was made by a retired machinist, turned woodworker. I met him shortly after he had to give up woodworking because of health issues. I purchased my first table saw and drill press from him, when I was first setting up my shop and starting woodworking. This was just one of the tools and jigs I purchased from him.
Unfortunately, he passed away a couple weeks later, during a medical procedure. So, I never learned the full story behind this jig, nor all of the ways he used it.
The base of the jig is 1/4” x 6” x 12” steel plate. There are ten 3/8” holes for drill guides. The shop made knobs and hold downs allow the jig to accommodate board up to 4/4 thickness.
It works well as a doweling jig. I also know he used it to remove material for hand cut mortises. Please share any other ideas you might have regarding its uses.
This jig has just been taking up space in my cabinet for the past few years. I have considered trying to sell it. But, I have no idea what this beauty is worth. Any suggestions appreciated.
This is not a new pick, but it is one I thougth you might find interesting.
Thanks for looking.
-- The more I work with wood the more I recognize only God can make something as beautiful as a tree. I hope my humble attempts at this craft do justice by His masterpiece. -- Tim