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Router dado jig and storage

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Project by bluekingfisher posted 10-26-2014 07:26 PM 2436 views 14 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Nothing new about this jig, just that I have been meaning to build one for ever. Despite being a simple jig, the ones I looked at on the net all had the lock down knobs on the underside. This method seemed a little awkward to me so I made mine with the lock knobs on top where I could get at them with out fumbling underneath the jig.

The only problem with mine is that the bolt which rides in the slot has to be a T bolt, otherwise, if a hex head bolt is used it spins rather than clamp against the side of the slot because the Head of the T bolt is considerably longer than it is wide.

The other issue was, each time I build or buy something for the shop I spend an age trying to find somewhere to store it. To solve the storage problem This time I bought a pair of full extension drawer slides and mounted them to the side of my chop saw cabinet, next to the bandsaw, just enough space to slide past without fouling.

While I was at it I applied the same process to my mitre gauge, which is moved, relocated and moved again a dozen times over each time I visit the shop, now it has an out of the way home.

Cheers.

David

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan





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#1 posted 10-26-2014 07:45 PM

way to go there david
little by little
it all gets done
and finds a home
out of the way

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 10-26-2014 08:03 PM

Hi David, never a truer word said, little and often.

THanks for commenting

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#3 posted 10-26-2014 08:39 PM

nicely done.

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#4 posted 10-26-2014 10:29 PM

Very nice. Entire set-up.

-- Larry - Illinois

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#5 posted 10-26-2014 10:59 PM

looks like a smartly thought out set up…

Enjoy

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#6 posted 10-27-2014 01:38 AM

Very nicely done—looks like it has been precisely crafted, and I like your storage solution.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#7 posted 10-27-2014 04:34 AM

Hey amigo…..Stellar job on the dado jig…...Leave it to you to come up with an ingenius idea, and a way to store things…..You keep on, you’re gonna have to have a bigger shop…..I’ll sell you part of mine…it’s too big….Keep up the good work, my friend…..

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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#8 posted 10-27-2014 08:06 AM

Thanks guys for taking the time out to post a comment, much appreciated all.

David

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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#9 posted 10-27-2014 04:23 PM

That’s pretty slick Dubba….looks a tad bit fancier than the one I built that looks like a big tsquare….lol
Great work as always my friend

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#10 posted 10-28-2014 08:56 AM

Thanks Bubba, much appreciated old timer (;-

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#11 posted 10-29-2014 09:51 PM

Oh heck yes David!! I really like the way you have things laid out there also with your bandsaw.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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#12 posted 11-03-2014 04:13 AM

Nice improvement to the router jig and I just love your storage solutions !

Klaus

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#13 posted 11-03-2014 09:50 AM

oger, Klaus.

Thanks for posting fellahs.

David

-- No one plans to fail, they just, just fail to plan

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