|Project by Tim_CPWD||posted 12-31-2014 08:26 AM||4031 views||5 times favorited||7 comments|
Over the years I have found this jig very helpful and very safe. It is easy to use and made from scrap wood so the price is right. The one shown in the picture is made from 3/4 inch Oak Laminate Plywood. I also make them from 1/2 plywood for tighter/narrower cuts. However for those tasks where you can’t help cutting the jig it is no big deal since it is only scrap. Once the jig gets cut up simply toss it and make another. I usually make several at a time as I use them on a regular basis. When one gets too cut up I toss it and grab another. I like the control I get with this as it keeps downward pressure on enough of the work being cut that you do not get kick back. I won’t use a push stick as I think they are a kickback accident waiting to happen. JMHO. To make this I take a piece of scrap that is 3/4” X 5.5” x 8.25”. Measure up from the bottom 1/2” and cut 6 of the 8.25” off. This leaves a 1/2” X 2.25” stop to hold the work piece. Round the top back corner as desired and your jig is ready to use. There is no science behind these dimensions it is just what I am comfortable with. I hope this is helpful.
-- Tim Haenisch, San Diego Ca. http://www.facebook.com/commandperformancewooddesigns