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Project by DiggerJ posted 07-21-2014 12:58 AM 970 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since the Air Station is pretty well done for now, I decided to make some table saw jigs. All of the wood is from free CL scores or scraps laying around. The knobs on the Thin Rip Jig are from Woodpeckers and called Multi-Knobs. They are the way to go if you don’t make your own. They can be male of female as needed. One knob covers it.

Box Spline Jig
Thin Rip Jig
Miter Sled

I am working on putting the best elements of the “Ultimate Jig” and the “Super Sled” into a sled that should do all of the features of both into one sled. I hope I can get it all worked out. The idea of being able to crosscut, miter, dado, box joint, tenon cut on one sled set is worth giving it a shot. I admit that I kinda have a jig fetish.

-- Digger -- If you work long enough and hard enough to make it idiot-proof...the world will build a better idiot!





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DIYaholic

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#1 posted 07-21-2014 01:29 AM

Great additions to the shop.
I’m sure that they will serve you well.

I need to put these on my very loooooooooooong list of shop projects.

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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DiggerJ

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#2 posted 07-21-2014 02:16 AM

Yeah, I used to just jump into projects and stop to build jigs and stuff as I went, but I wanted to start the woodworking thing with a few of the things that hopefully will make it easier to stay on task during projects.

Mostly metal stuff up to now, but got bit by the wood bug.

-- Digger -- If you work long enough and hard enough to make it idiot-proof...the world will build a better idiot!

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DiggerJ

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#3 posted 07-21-2014 02:18 AM

thin rip jig tool has already paid for itself in the ease of cutting the high density plastic I am using in the miter slots on the jigs. Very fast to knock them out.

-- Digger -- If you work long enough and hard enough to make it idiot-proof...the world will build a better idiot!

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#4 posted 07-21-2014 02:34 AM

Wonderful jigs, even better they are mostly found/recycled wood

-- Norman

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DiggerJ

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#5 posted 07-21-2014 04:20 AM

Thanks Norman. Being currently unemployed, I have to be a bit creative in finding wood, but firmly believe in using and reusing our resources. I am building some of Izzy Swan’s Pallet Pals to use in recycling pallets. Always hunting for sources.

Luckily I procured several hundred bd ft of walnut and cherry before being unemployed. I can make lots of stuff for awhile.

-- Digger -- If you work long enough and hard enough to make it idiot-proof...the world will build a better idiot!

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Diggerjacks

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#6 posted 07-21-2014 06:56 AM

Hello DiggerJ

3 Importants jigs in the shop

Simple but very effective : just what we want with a jig !!

Thanks for sharing

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

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#7 posted 07-21-2014 12:27 PM

Will Smith would be proud

-- Remember, Jesus was a carpenter.

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DiggerJ

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#8 posted 07-21-2014 01:45 PM

Thanks guys. Besides the TS crosscut sled, are there any others that you think I should consider while making my shop helpers?

-- Digger -- If you work long enough and hard enough to make it idiot-proof...the world will build a better idiot!

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DiggerJ

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#9 posted 07-21-2014 07:30 PM



Great additions to the shop.
I m sure that they will serve you well.

I need to put these on my very loooooooooooong list of shop projects.

- DIYaholic

I found some good resources for the bearings needed for the thin rip jig if it will help anyone. I bought three of them delivered for less than ten bucks. Local they wanted $32 each!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/R10-ZZ-Double-Shielded-Bearing-5-8-x-1-3-8-x-3437-/160376859541?ssPageName=ADME:L:OC:US:3160

-- Digger -- If you work long enough and hard enough to make it idiot-proof...the world will build a better idiot!

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majuvla

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#10 posted 07-22-2014 05:34 PM

Nice little help!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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