|Project by Thomas Porter||posted 04-30-2007 08:47 AM||4152 views||0 times favorited||4 comments|
A friend of mine asked me to resize some bar stools. At first I thought it was going to be really simple but after seeing how the legs had bowed a little from age and realizing that if I just went to cutting the legs off as I had imagined when I took the job, I would end up with weeble-wooble worthless bar stools. So… I made a jig for my sliding table. It’s really complicated (not really). I just used a brad nailer to place stops on a piece of MDF so that I could use the bar stools’ rungs (or whatever you call them) to line the legs up correctly and cut them near 6”, but all the same. It worked great. The stools were solid as a rock. This is not a jig I plan on keeping, so mind you it looks like crap, but it sure did the trick. I used the table’s stop to line up the rungs and the jig just acted like a sled keeping it aligned.
-- Thomas Porter, Phoenix, AZ, www.thomasporter.com