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Project by DocSavage45 posted 04-30-2015 01:35 AM 4568 views 15 times favorited 49 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am truly in awe of what Mother Nature has given me.

Opening up a log and seeing the beautiful colors and patterns puts a smile on my face. This jig came from those I have observed Norm, and Charles Neil make.

It’s from materials I had in the shop and an idea how to secure the boards for cutting a true straight edge.

I did a blog if you want more details!

If you have been following what I’m doing this is the next step in gathering natures bounty to use in my projects!

Thanks for looking.

Your comments, humor and critiques are always welcome!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#1 posted 04-30-2015 01:39 AM

Great jig. That’s a beautiful piece of spalted wood. What do you have in mid for it?

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#2 posted 04-30-2015 01:45 AM


Hey buddy, thanks for checking it out. Nothing yet, I have more maple and walnut logs that have been lying in my yard. I’m excited to see what comes out and how stable it will be. And cleaning up the yard. I’m working on more jigs to help process the wood.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#3 posted 04-30-2015 01:47 AM

Nice jig…but the first thing i saw when looking at the board was a future “Doc” box

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#4 posted 04-30-2015 01:55 AM


Thanks for checking out my PO-Man’s jig! Not sure if this will be the material for my first posted box. I asked my friend who is an artistfor dimensions for his treasure box. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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

Like you, It’s like opening presents whenever I split up my old Timbers. That’s a nice jig you’ve built Tom so is the spalted maple on your table saw??? Is that an oak plank leaning on the back wall? There’s nothing like milling your own free wood. I love watching “Mountain Men” on Discovery channel. Some of the wood they collect, mill and sell are just a dream to work on. Happy milling Doc!

-- Benji Reyes, Antipolo, Philippines,

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#6 posted 04-30-2015 03:17 AM


Thanks for checking in and sharing your thoughts!. I am envious of the woods you have available to you. LOL! Even more envious of what you do with them. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#7 posted 04-30-2015 04:22 AM

Beats my ply nailed to the underside. Great to see you enjoying your workshop. Getting colder hear. Making book shelves.

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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#8 posted 04-30-2015 05:37 AM


Thanks for checking in. How did the exhibition go? Have a few more resawing jigs to post!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#9 posted 04-30-2015 08:18 AM

You should be in awe of what Mother Nature has given you – a brain!

And, of course, beautiful and amazing wood.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#10 posted 04-30-2015 08:40 AM

Beautiful jig. I like it.Great and simple.

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Monte Pittman

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#11 posted 04-30-2015 10:38 AM

Great jig. Yes mother nature makes a beautiful product.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#12 posted 04-30-2015 11:16 AM

Gotta love a guy who goes to his yard for his lumber and not the BBS

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#13 posted 04-30-2015 12:44 PM

im really glad to see this jig in your arsenal of wood milling tools, now we just need to prod you along into the using of it and you making a real piece tom…..when the wood is dry and ready to work of you have a moisture meter..well i say great job here, cant wait now to see pictures of the wood you mill. really want to see your walnut too, so a big thumbs starting to get some shop time, so ill have some things to post down the road…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#14 posted 04-30-2015 01:47 PM

Great job Tom,this will serve you for years to come.

-- wood crafting & classes

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#15 posted 04-30-2015 01:57 PM

I like the progression of your jigs Tom and that lumber is to kill for and I may have to come down and grab some of that beautiful spalted stuff .


-- Kiefer

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