|Project by oldskoolmodder||posted 03-30-2009 07:56 PM||9025 views||18 times favorited||20 comments|
Yes, yet another jig to make (on the cheap) with scraps. You may only need this jig once or twice, or you may have a use for it quite a bit. I have a feeling now that I needed one and have finally built one, that I’ll use it pretty often. Is it as pretty as a jig you can buy at a store or online? Not at all, but it get’s the job done.
Scrap 1/2” MDF 7” x 31”, 1” x 4 1/2” scrap of Clear Pine (1pc cut to 2”, the other just over 2 3/8”), small 1” x 5 1/2” pcs of 1/4” Luan, Misc. screws. Handle from Habitat for Humanity.
Total cost less than $10 for the hold down clamps from H.F., and the handle from HfH.
The piece I used to try this out initially was 1” x 4 1/2” x 35”. I flushed it out at the top (first to go through the saw) end at 2” wide and set the taper to go down to 1”. I wanted a very subtle taper for the first cuts. After the first cut, I flip it opposite of the way it was first cut, and made the same cut again. The result seen in the 4th pic, is a straight piece that’s 1 5/8” all the way up. (I guess that means I did it right). In the 5th pic you can see the result of the 2 taper cuts, and finally you see the sized pieces that I ended up with. I may use those for a project at some point, but really I only wanted to make sure the jig worked fine, which as you can see, it did.
-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric