|Project by ilyac||posted 03-28-2015 08:40 PM||6072 views||20 times favorited||7 comments|
My previous project (My First Cutting Board) taught me a lot. Most importantly, I can force my way through a project with not much more than a table saw and moxy, but man o’ man would it be nice to have some jigs to make my life easier.
So I decide to make a straight line rip jig so I can get a nice clean line on slightly warped wood nice and easy. I made some dados for small miter tracks that will have some aluminium hold down clamps using my crosscut sled, and a similar one on the bottom for a UHMW miter bar. Again, because of Florida + no HVAC in the garage, I wanted something that would not warp with the brutal humidity we have down here.
I could have not had the miter bar at all, but since I have the aluminium tracks, I did not want to risk a “d’oh” moment, use my fence as my guide, and set it too far in. I cut the whole thing straight after I put my miter bar in so that now it’s zero-clearance when I straight line rip as well.
I tossed some paste wax on it so that it glides smooth, and that’s about it. A test piece worked great in it. Whole thing it 12” wide, 24” long.
As per usual, my lesson learned:
1. It’s very easy to forget that when making dados on a normal table saw blade, take the blade thickness into account. I now realize why thinks like Kerfmakers exist. Woops.
(only one lesson this time, must have been a fluke, I promise more mistakes in my next project)