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Project by kiefer posted 04-03-2015 04:05 AM 3598 views 35 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I thought I post this as a project for those that did not see the blog I posted a few days ago and this is the link
A very simple jig with an indexing device made by using a cog belt and a fence mounted sliding jig .
I use a box joint cutter tilted to a 45 DEG setting to do all the cuts on my table saw .
This is the jig that I used for the last few boxes I made so take a look at my project page to see the boxes .


-- Kiefer

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#1 posted 04-03-2015 04:27 AM

The things you do with wood are simply amazing Klaus! I’v got to give this a try when I find the time.
Thanks for posting your ideas, I treasure them all!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#2 posted 04-03-2015 04:30 AM

That is mighty cool Klaus.
I have to favorite this and try it.
Thank you for sharing.

-- Eric, central Florida

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#3 posted 04-03-2015 04:57 AM

Very nice, I can see many other pattern arrangements with this jig!

-- Jack, Delta B.C.

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#4 posted 04-03-2015 10:21 AM

Excellent project, photos, and blog. You do wood good! Keep up the good work.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#5 posted 04-03-2015 12:53 PM

It’s a mighty fine set up and turns out making some unique style designs. My neighbor gave me a old timing belt so this is on my list for future use. Of course the neighbor wants me to make one for his daughter. Around here I refer it as the Klaus box maker. Thanks buddy.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 04-03-2015 01:36 PM

Great jig. Going to have to make me one.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#7 posted 04-03-2015 02:04 PM

That is a nice looking box! Do you mind if I use the idea to make some?

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#8 posted 04-03-2015 04:10 PM


-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#9 posted 04-03-2015 05:43 PM

Hello Klaus,
Would it be possible to achieve same/similar results with a router table quipped with an Incra LS system?
Love your work!

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#10 posted 04-03-2015 05:53 PM

A fantastic jig Klaus. I love it!

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#11 posted 04-04-2015 02:15 AM

Thanks guys I appreciate it .
It’ nothing fancy or complicated just a little thinking and stuff from around the shop put together the main ingredients are the box joint blade and the cog belt, the blade giving a nice clean cut and the belt giving a very precise increment adjustment.
Now the router method keeps cropping up (jacquesr ) and I have reservations about the cut quality and the cost is about the same for a good quality 90 DEG. bit but I have not tried using a router .
A blade is a better tool to use for this in my opinion but an Inca jig would work as well here in place of the cog belt but the cost is defiantly a factor for me living on a very meager pension so I work with what I have available and feel good about it .


-- Kiefer

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#12 posted 04-04-2015 12:44 PM

Hello Kiefer,
I already have all the equipment.
I had thought about doing something similar in the past, with gluing several thin layers of wood.
I will give this a try on my router table over the week-end.
Thanks a lot!

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#13 posted 04-05-2015 12:50 PM

That is some beautiful perfection there Klaus. I really like it.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#14 posted 04-06-2015 01:48 PM

Totally cool, thanks for generously sharing.

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#15 posted 04-08-2015 07:39 PM

Great addition to the Keifer jig gallery! Sorry I missed the party but see it received a well deserved DT3. Congratulations.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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