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Following in Bob#2's footsteps - Finger jointing jig

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Blog entry by YorkshireStewart posted 2466 days ago 1098 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I only just came across Bob#2’s box joint jig two days ago and just had to hastily knock one together yesterday morning. Not as tidy as Bob’s but I’m delighted with its ease of use and accuracy. I did only one ‘dummy run’ followed by a slight adjustment before I was producing tight joints through two thicknesses of 1” brown oak.
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I’ve previously used my Leigh jig for finger joints but the Ryobi router I use with that is showing signs of collet wear so the router table with its 1/2” Makita seemed a better bet just now. As for a router guide bushing, I had nothing suitable, so a short length of 22mm domestic copper water pipe superglued into a Perspex disc serves the purpose. (Well, we Yorkshiremen are well known for our, erm, resourcefulness <grin>)
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Thank you Bob!

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mot

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#1 posted 2466 days ago

Yeah, Bob’s jig is pretty slick. Nice version, Stewart!

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

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TomFran

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#2 posted 2466 days ago

Stewart,

Great job! Love that “resourcefulness!” That really beats waiting for somebody to manufacture a widget for every need. Way to go Yorkshire man!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Karson

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#3 posted 2466 days ago

Great Job Stewart.

-- 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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Thos. Angle

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#4 posted 2466 days ago

Hooray fer Yorkshire!! Good one Stewart.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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Bob #2

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#5 posted 2466 days ago

I really glad it worked out for you Stewart.
That a vey neat run around for the collet guide.
I love a guy that thinks on his feet!

cheers
Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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Partridge

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#6 posted 2465 days ago

Don’t we all like it when it fits
great job////

-- I get out in the shop when I can

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