Variable Space Panel Beading Jig

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Project by Peter Oxley posted 1930 days ago 3399 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 1929 days ago

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

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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#2 posted 1929 days ago

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

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#3 posted 1929 days ago

Another really simple but effective jig – thanks for posting

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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Dan M

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#4 posted 1929 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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Thos. Angle

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#5 posted 1929 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 1929 days ago

Neat idea.
Thanks for the posting.


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#7 posted 1929 days ago

Good thinking great Jig.


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#8 posted 1747 days ago

Great jig


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