|Project by MarkTheFiddler||posted 04-06-2015 12:55 AM||1886 views||1 time favorited||19 comments|
I made a jig to cut a 20 degree bevel on the table saw. The concept is simple.The jig rides the fence as a sled and the work piece gets cut precisely where I want it.
Yeah so. Picture 2 shows a piece as it is supposed to sit.
Picture 3 shows my jig in the garbage.
Picture 4 shows why.
Alright, I’m joking about the garbage. I dismantled the jig instead. Picture 5 shows the behavior of a more rational person. ;)
Alrighty then. I could not cut a consistent bevel. It got thinner toward the end of the cut every time.
I needed clamps to hold the work to jig. I feared the clamps slipping off and into the blade.
Aside from that, the jig felt treacherous. I had to raise the unprotected blade up way too high. And my off cuts? They were like little cross-bow bolts.
Aside for doing a lousy job and feeling like it was a monster waiting to inflict great harm, I’m sure the jig just wanted to be useful. I mercilessly took it apart. It is my shortest lived project.
After I disassembled the beast, I chose to router a quarter round on the drawer and door fronts. I promptly routed the back side of a drawer front.
I put all my tools away and shook my head. Some days are just not meant to be.
I still want a 20 degree bevel on my drawer and door fronts. Any suggestions? I have time because, I have to start completely over on a couple of pieces. ;)
-- Thanks for all the lessons!