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Project by kiefer posted 06-15-2015 08:55 PM 2676 views 14 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been meaning to build this jig for some time as I like the mitre key joint (vertical ) but wanted to make it so I could use it on the table saw fence and also on the cross cut sled without any change to the jig and also have good cutting precision.
The jig rides on the table saw fence and in this configuration it can be used on the saw or router table which is at the end of the table saw extension this simply requires to flip the jig 180 DEG. on the fence.
To use it on the cross cut sled it is simply set on the sled and held in position by two lock knobs.
I made some test cuts today with it and it is all I was hoping for and that little box went together without any alignment issues .
I made a dove tail cut on the router table but I will have to get a smaller bit with more angle as you can see in picture #3
I will do a blog on this but need to take more pictures and in the meantime ask questions or comment I will be glad to answer .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 06-15-2015 09:20 PM

Very nicely done! You should enjoy that jig and it looks real handy.

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woodshaver (Tony)

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#2 posted 06-15-2015 09:20 PM

Nice little jig Kiefer! Very clever and I can see how this will prove very useful in your shop with all the boxes you produce. I see your little helpers were keeping you company!

-- 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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#3 posted 06-15-2015 09:37 PM

Kiefer, nice looking jig. I have to ask, what is the benefit of the jig for cutting splines? Tilting the blade 45 degrees and using a miter/fence/stop block or sled/stop block will yield the same result? Maybe I am missing something? Thanks.

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longgone

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#4 posted 06-15-2015 09:38 PM

Awesome… Looks like a very effective jig…. I also like the duplication of you and your dog

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kiefer

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#5 posted 06-15-2015 10:22 PM

Horky
My main objective is that I don’t have to tilt the blade and precision and also using it on the router table to cut dove tail groves .The goggle clamps hold everything nice and tight and the jig is a breeze to setup for all three applications .

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#6 posted 06-15-2015 10:32 PM

Pretty slick, Klaus. I saw a guy making them with a plane.This is more elegant! and I love power tools!!
You met all your objectives. Nice!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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CharlieK

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#7 posted 06-15-2015 11:11 PM

hi Klaus,

I like your approach to design. Start with the end in mind and keep going till you get there!

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#8 posted 06-15-2015 11:40 PM

You have a very practical jig here Klaus. I like the idea of not having to tilt the blade. just wondering how you know you are at a 45. I will wait for the blog before I ask more questions. Pretty cool buddy.

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

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kiefer

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#9 posted 06-15-2015 11:56 PM

Dave
The jig is exactly on a 45 DEG. angle (slope ) look at this picture and my fancy 45 DEG square which I made just for this . Every angle has to be just perfect to get the precision I was looking for .

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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doubleDD

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#10 posted 06-16-2015 12:03 AM

Thanks Klaus. Now I got a better idea of it.

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

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DocSavage45

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#11 posted 06-16-2015 12:20 AM

As usual an elegant solution by Klaus Kiefer.

Looks like MDF? Any issues with screws holding fast?

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kiefer

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#12 posted 06-16-2015 03:43 AM

Tom
If you screw MDF together face to edge go on an angle and it is less likely to split and of course predrill and use LO ROOT screws .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#13 posted 06-16-2015 04:28 AM

I like it Klaus. Good idea making it a multi station jig.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#14 posted 06-16-2015 08:29 AM

Super cool, now I suddenly need another jig…
Best thoughts,
Mads

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#15 posted 06-16-2015 11:07 AM

Nicely done Klaus.

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