|Project by FlWoodRat||posted 01-25-2009 07:48 PM||6321 views||2 times favorited||6 comments|
Progress is a wonderful thing. However, sometimes it’s one step forward and WAIT. I’ve gotten to the point in my “T-Chisel Blanket Chest” project where I need to raise the panels. For me, the easiest way to do that is with my table saw. Since I want to keep all ten of my fingers I decided to build a jig to hold the panels for cutting the bevels.
It’s made from some scrap 1” maple ply and a little teak that I had laying around the shop taking up room and collecting dust. The jig is designed to straddle my fence. The teak push pad on the right allows me to keep my hands as far from the blade that I can.
I put edgebanding on the ply. All screwed together without glue. I want to be able to take it apart if I have to. Because I made it square to the table, I can use is as a tenoning jig also. Of course, I will have to add a sacrificial vertical fence for those cuts.
FYI, there is “0” side play on the fence. Hopefully I will be able to get nice clean cuts when I test drive it.
Thanks for viewing and have a great day.
-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....