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

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Blog entry by YorkshireStewart posted 11-21-2007 12:21 AM 1228 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!

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#1 posted 11-21-2007 12:30 AM

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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#2 posted 11-21-2007 01:16 AM


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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#3 posted 11-21-2007 01:38 AM

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 †

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#4 posted 11-21-2007 04:19 AM

Hooray fer Yorkshire!! Good one Stewart.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 11-21-2007 04:32 AM

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!


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

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#6 posted 11-21-2007 06:14 PM

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

-- I get out in the shop when I can

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