|Project by htl||posted 05-23-2015 03:36 AM||3314 views||3 times favorited||5 comments|
I built ed stiles finger joint jig and it works just great!
I didn’t want to buy special saw blades just to get the right finger widths 1/4”, then to get another size on and on so.
I screwed drawer slides right up next to the table saw sled runners and then screwed the drawer slide to my router table.
Problem solved, now when I want to change widths just change router blades and they’re perfect every time.
Another thing this does is not tie up the table saw.
But now you say the router table is tied up.
My next project will solve that.
I’m going to make my router top a flip up top using door hings the ones with removable pins.
This way I pull out the pin and can switch back and forth with my router top to the finger joint top in seconds.
I hope you can use these ideas, they have been working fine for me.
Here’s my flip up router table.
It also has a wheel to move the router up and down.
I do all my routing sitting down [bad back]so now I can move the blade without having to get up. Building note, I added an extra bracket to the all thread mount, the sliding bracket was wanting to lift up while routing this solved that problem for me.
Sorry my router table isn’t pretty but just using the stock at hand this is what I came up with.
-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.