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Project by horky posted 05-19-2014 12:33 PM 6368 views 33 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

MDF, hardboard, t-track. First set of fingers are 1/2” wide. Pictures show the first to cuts. Went together with slight mallet wraps. Had a little chip out on the very first cut .. need to score the cut line on the edges of the boards. Now I will make some 5/8”, 3/4”, 7/8” and 1” fingers. That should allow me to have lots of options.





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#1 posted 05-19-2014 01:15 PM

Nice, I think I need to copy you on this jig.

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#2 posted 05-19-2014 02:31 PM

Great idea…

-- Jeff NJ

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#3 posted 05-19-2014 02:55 PM

A very ingenious approach to box joints,nice work.

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#4 posted 05-19-2014 03:53 PM

Nice Jig !!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#5 posted 05-19-2014 04:02 PM

So simple , but efficient.

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#6 posted 05-19-2014 04:32 PM

Looks great!
I dont quite see how you use it. Would love to see it in action somehow!
Thanks for sharing.

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#7 posted 05-19-2014 05:30 PM

Hello horky

Very nice jig for a very good result

Do you have a video ?

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#8 posted 05-19-2014 05:45 PM

great job, looks like a very handy jig

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---etsy.com/shop/SussmanWoodworking--

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#9 posted 05-20-2014 02:23 AM

Is this a variation on the one I saw in Woodsmith some time ago ? Slick

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#10 posted 05-20-2014 12:49 PM

It looks easy to set up and easy to use. It doesn’t get better than that.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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horky

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#11 posted 05-20-2014 12:59 PM

All, thanks for the comments. Sorry, no videos but maybe this series of pics will help.

Take the end cap off, both ends come off:

insert the fingers into the t-track, as many as you like, for sure extras to help balance the router:

reinstall end cap, clamp fingers together, tighten the finger fasteners:

install the wood under the fingers and tight to the end cap, clamp:

cut away with a pattern bit, top bearing, using fingers as guides

you can see the hardboard backer is removable and sacrificial. I made several:

and that gives you the finger joints shown in the top of the thread. Putting multiple fingers in a row, offset in the same direction, allows for wider fingers/slots, so it it quite variable.

Hope this helps. Thanks again.

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Diggerjacks

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#12 posted 05-20-2014 04:55 PM

Hello

Thanks for all the pictures

Now I understand the process

Thanks

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#13 posted 05-20-2014 05:09 PM

Great idea; lots of possibilities.

-- Gary, Florida

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#14 posted 05-20-2014 08:20 PM

Thansk for claifying- now i get it. Realy clewer pieze of gear you made there. Might want to do something similar..

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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#15 posted 05-21-2014 08:34 PM

Where did you get the plans for this? I’ve seen this somewhere else, but I can’t remember where….

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