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Bending Wood with Miter Gauge Kerf Jig

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Project by Jack Houweling posted 03-26-2015 02:16 AM 4357 views 18 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to try bending some wood for up coming projects so I made a small
addition to my miter gauge. I now can cut evenly spaced kerfs. It took me
a few trys but know I have it figured it out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q24EW6yq8eo

-- Jack, Delta B.C. http://www.jax-design.net





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Colin

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#1 posted 03-26-2015 06:52 AM

nice jig! – I could’ve done with it six months ago, I needed to curve a skirting board in an arc. I did mine free hand on a bandsaw – the curve was not smooth :(
If I may, can I copy your jig and redo?

-- Live Forever...............or Die Trying

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miket812

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#2 posted 03-26-2015 01:30 PM

A tip for this jig. When you get your desired curve if you put glue in the kerf and then in a clamp (jig that holds the kerf cut board in the desired position) when the glue dries it will hold that position and makes for a stronger, durable finish piece. Oh, also use wax paper between the glue and clamp so it will not stick to the clamp. I have been using this method for years and it works very successfully.

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exelectrician

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#3 posted 03-26-2015 05:55 PM

Nice jig I used this method using a BS on my latest project table.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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Diggerjacks

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#4 posted 03-26-2015 06:03 PM

Hello Jack

Very nice jig

New opportunities for the future

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#5 posted 03-26-2015 08:34 PM

As always good ideas, well done.

-- The common man thinks. The wise man is silent. The stupid man discusses.

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mafe

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#6 posted 03-27-2015 10:44 AM

Wonderful idea and jig.
I will keep than on the to do list.
Simple and clever.
Love the click and fly details on the video, smiles.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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majuvla

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#7 posted 03-27-2015 05:02 PM

Nice jig, nice idea. Sure there is need to try it to see how it works.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 03-28-2015 05:31 AM

Jack I have been looking at your Jig

Nice wood effect paint on the jig itself and insert where did you get the paint from?

Sure your name is not really Noah ?

Great craftsmanship skills demonstrated there!!

Nice post !

-- Regards Robert

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Jack Houweling

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#9 posted 03-28-2015 06:55 AM



nice jig! – I could ve done with it six months ago, I needed to curve a skirting board in an arc. I did mine free hand on a bandsaw – the curve was not smooth :(
If I may, can I copy your jig and redo?

- Colin


Thanks Colin, go ahead and copy mine. let me know how it works for you, or send a pic.

-- Jack, Delta B.C. http://www.jax-design.net

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Jack Houweling

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#10 posted 03-28-2015 06:56 AM



A tip for this jig. When you get your desired curve if you put glue in the kerf and then in a clamp (jig that holds the kerf cut board in the desired position) when the glue dries it will hold that position and makes for a stronger, durable finish piece. Oh, also use wax paper between the glue and clamp so it will not stick to the clamp. I have been using this method for years and it works very successfully.

- miket812

Thanks Mike.

-- Jack, Delta B.C. http://www.jax-design.net

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Jack Houweling

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#11 posted 03-28-2015 07:02 AM


Hello Jack

Very nice jig

New opportunities for the future

Thanks for sharing

- Diggerjacks


I am glad you like it, I have a few projects I would like to try it on.

-- Jack, Delta B.C. http://www.jax-design.net

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Jack Houweling

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#12 posted 03-28-2015 07:07 AM


Jack I have been looking at your Jig

Nice wood effect paint on the jig itself and insert where did you get the paint from?

Sure your name is not really Noah ?

Great craftsmanship skills demonstrated there!!

Nice post !

- robscastle

There is no paint on this jig.

-- Jack, Delta B.C. http://www.jax-design.net

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