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The Saga Continues #6: The Wonderful World of Jigs - according to Fred

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Blog entry by fred posted 04-27-2007 05:22 AM 14485 reads 6 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I love making jigs. It is a great sense of confidence and actually takes longer to make them then it does to use them. I like to build things in the shop and making jigs is fun. I want to share some of them with you. Yes, I know there is a forum for jigs, but it has been 36 days since anyone posted in it.

My first jig was a finger joint jig.

Finger joint

On my recent making of a jewelry box I made a hinge mortising jig.

Hinge mortising

When I was making cabinet for the dining room and the entertainment center I made a coping sled for the router table.

Coping sled

Most everyone knows how dangerous it is to route small pieces on the router table, so here is my version of a small piece routing jig.

Small piece routing jig

But, there is more. How about a crosscut sled.

Crosscut sled

Just finished today is my version of router mortising jig. Many thanks to Obi for providing the link for the plans.

Router mortising jig

Now wait a minute, I know what you are thinking…Hmmmm, that looks like a… correctamundo my friend that is a hard plastic cutting board.

Did I tell you that, I love making jigs.

Enjoy…

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.



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WayneC

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#1 posted 04-27-2007 05:24 AM

Great jigs Fred. Thanks for sharing all of these.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 04-27-2007 05:36 AM

Clever Cutting Board Jig.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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#3 posted 04-27-2007 02:39 PM

Nothing like a little woodworker’s ingenuity. Great jigs.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#4 posted 04-27-2007 02:51 PM

excellent
Now, where’s the video that goes along with that small piece jig??

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#5 posted 04-27-2007 04:16 PM

Great Fred.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#6 posted 04-27-2007 04:48 PM

Say, what’s the link to the mortising jig?

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#7 posted 04-27-2007 05:26 PM

Here it is Doug. Router Mortising Jig

-- JP, Louisville, KY

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#8 posted 04-27-2007 05:27 PM

Thanks JP.

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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#9 posted 04-27-2007 06:03 PM

Thanks for that link, JP.

Great looking Jigs, Fred! I can get one of those cutting boards real cheap at the dollar store, too! Great ingenuity in fabricating Jigs, although I find that I spend a lot of my free time in the shop building jigs, instead of using them.

Keep up the good work, Fred!
God Bless,
Hawg

-- Saving barnwood from the scrapyards

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#10 posted 05-01-2007 10:53 AM

Thanks for the link JP!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#11 posted 05-01-2007 04:19 PM

Fred
As an another Jigs lover, I can tell that you love to make jigs.

It’s true that it takes longer to make them than to use them but that’s because they save so much time and in one “Schnit” (German for Cut – like with sword), we finish the task very accurately and that’s all the beauty about jigs….not to mention the pleasure and satisfaction to make them.

I never used this cutting board material (UHMV or whatever it’s called), but, I use material that in my opinion, has lower “friction coefficient” and is “Skiing” on wood, metal or anything.
I’ll make a thread about it.

Your jigs are beautiful, mine looks like “Prototype”...

Regards
niki

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#12 posted 05-02-2007 05:31 AM

Hey Fred- How did you get that cutting board past the wife?

-- Jeff - Bellevue,Ne.

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#13 posted 05-02-2007 04:56 PM

Jeff -

Here is how I got it past the wife. A new cutting board.

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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#14 posted 05-02-2007 05:05 PM

nice plan!! :D

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#15 posted 05-02-2007 06:43 PM

Nice Fred,
I’m going to make myself a coping sled.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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