Variable Space Panel Beading Jig

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Project by Peter Oxley posted 2028 days ago 3577 views 11 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A current kitchen project calls for beaded panels in all of the doors and end panels. I have made several jigs that have fixed spacing between grooves or beads, but this time the beads are not all the same distance apart. Rather than build two jigs for the different spacing, I made this. It works as advertised!

The base is ½” Baltic Birch ply, and the guide strip is ¼” hardwood dowel.

It’s not too complicated, but I posted some instructions for building the jig and setting the spacing. You can check out part one here, and part two here.

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#1 posted 2028 days ago

Nice , functional jig . I really like the adjustability of this item ….great job . Thank you

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#2 posted 2028 days ago

I like it! Enough detail even I could make one…

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#3 posted 2028 days ago

Another really simple but effective jig – thanks for posting

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Dan M

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#4 posted 2027 days ago

The timing of your project could not be more perfect! I am currently in the midst of a major basement remodel that calls for 1/2 wall beaded wainscoting and now and now I have the perfect jig to use!

Thanks and great work

-- Dan M, SW Suburbs, Chicago IL

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#5 posted 2027 days ago

Neat jig, Peter. I twill comein handy, I’m sure. I see Tony is also on the DeWalt site. Go Jocks!!!

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 2027 days ago

Neat idea.
Thanks for the posting.


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#7 posted 2027 days ago

Good thinking great Jig.


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#8 posted 1846 days ago

Great jig


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