After posting the quilted lazy susan project, http://lumberjocks.com/projects/21623, many of you said you would like to see the jig for this project. I set out immediately to upgrade the jig. There were cuts I wanted to incorporate into this jig, and my original was warping and needed repair anyway.
So here it is – 24” X 33”
I am pretty proud of this jig, not only because I made it, but because the cuts made from this jig are right on the money.
The first thing about this jig is that I always use a sled for crosscuts on the TS. As you can see in the picture it is a Ryobi BTS21. If I can just say, the sliding table that the saw comes with is junk, and I removed it.
The sled runs on T-tracks, which you can see on the underside picture, and it is smoooooth. The TS has no miter slots so the tracks fit on edge of the table top where the sliding table was removed and where the table extension separates from the main top. One set of tracks is screwed down with flat top wood screws, so there is no play in its position. This one was important to be sure it was parallel to the blade. The other track is set with pan head screws, smaller in diameter than the track holes, and lock washers. This allows for some micro adjustment.
Yes, it’s colorful –
padauk- set at 45 degrees and 1 ½” thick for future projects with thicker wood
purpleheart- set to cut octagon shapes, diamonds, and triangles
maple- I can’t talk about because I miscalculated the length (duh) and have to redo, but these will be for cutting “framing” pieces- miter cut
oak- rectangular lengths.
All the fixture pieces are screwed down to the top of the jig using brass inserts I bought at Harbor Freight.
This jig is an all in one.
First it is used to cut the octagon shapes for the lazy susan and the quilt top boxes I’m making. Both are octagon in shape.
The jig is set to cut a 6 ½” octagon. I cut the octagon after the diamonds are glued up, and cut the whole edge flush. For the picture I showed the octagon without pieces glued on. Three corners can be cut -
The last corner needs a spacer block under the missing bottom corner like this-
Quilt top boxes ? Yes- I haven’t glued them together yet but they look like this- my daughter made the quilt top on the right-
The 12 ½” lazy susan octagon is cut in the same fashion. I move the angled PH from the box octagon to it’s new position and screw into the insert….ready to cut. Same deal as the 6 1/2” octagon.
Next, the diamonds are cut – And the modified horizontal toggle clamp is set down to hold the pieces and keep your fingers away from the blade -
And lastly, for this blog, the diamonds are cut –
Really, once you can make these two pieces and the bases, the combinations of patterns are endless.
I had fun making this jig, and making the boxes and Lazy Susans.
Thanks for looking,
-- Imagination rules the world. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte ~ http://quiltedwood.com