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Project by Karson posted 11-20-2008 10:07 PM 3829 views 9 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While making the Vintage Sleighs I needed a way to hold small pieces and to cut them safely.

So I made this jig.

Put a runner for the slot on the bottom.

Put the fence on at 90 deg. and use a block of wood clamped at the back to control the depth of cut.

In use cutting some frame blocks for the sleigh. The slots would be a 14 deg dado. I used the bandsaw and chisel.

It’s made with Baltic birch ply. 1/2” thick.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †





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Grumpy

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#1 posted 11-20-2008 10:11 PM

Great idea Karson. Must make one.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#2 posted 11-20-2008 10:17 PM

Nice. I always like simple jigs like this.

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#3 posted 11-20-2008 10:17 PM

Thanks for the idea, Karson. Off to the shop!

Lew

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#4 posted 11-20-2008 10:58 PM

Nice, I was really wishing for something like this last time I was cutting table legs. I couldn’t wrap my head around the drift problem with different blades though. That and I didn’t want to stop work to do a jig. I like the idea though.

-- Doug, woodworking in Alabama

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Karson

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#5 posted 11-20-2008 11:28 PM

Drift would be a problem. But I’ve only noticed it when doing long cuttings. I.e. resawing

My use for this table is small croscuts because I don’t have a miter gauge and the slot is metric and a 3/4” guide rod won’t fit.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#6 posted 11-21-2008 12:37 AM

Another good one, Karson.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#7 posted 11-21-2008 01:42 AM

This is a nice post, Karson. I saw the reference in your sleigh project and was wondering if you were going to post something on this.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#8 posted 11-21-2008 06:44 AM

Favorited this one ….I’m sure I’ll need something like this in the future…Thank you for sharing your great ideas with us : )

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#9 posted 11-21-2008 02:45 PM

Good job Karson.

-- -** 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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#10 posted 11-21-2008 11:24 PM

Thanks for the post Karson. This will help when having my youngsters working the bandsaw. I bought a 10” 1950’s Homecraft brand new in the box last year for my boys.(Chuckle) I think I will incorporate some kind of handle they can grip while pushing. They love to help me but they don’t realize the fear they strike in their father’s heart. I try not to let on but I’m sure they get the message about the consequences. At 9 and 6 their ambition and excitement far out weighs any common sense. Thanks again for the post.

-- Fred.... Poconos, PA ---- Chairwright in the making ----

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Karson

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#11 posted 12-31-2009 02:34 AM

I’ve not made any changes to this yet, but the new plans will have a piece that goes down at the back by me so the it will hit the table surface and not go any deeper. In this post I used a clamp and a block of wood. It’s such a hassle to do that and I’ve actually cut all the way through the fence.

This was not what I had envisioned when I made it. it might be something as simple as a dowel that is drilled through the table surface and hits the front of the band saw table. I also want to make it wider to go all the way to the post so I have a longer clamping position for bigger pieces.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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