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Project by Andy posted 06-23-2015 04:35 AM 2857 views 23 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’m posting this at the request of several members who commented on my Greene and Greene Desk.

The first first two jigs are used to build the corner breadboard spline and the straight splines for the breadboard ends. These are the “standard” designs used by William Ng as shown on his YouTube videos.

The last three pictures show the jig used for make the side aprons and lower rail. The jig is one of two I used, the other is longer for the long curved rails. To make the apron is a multi-step process.

1. Cut a thin piece “1/8” veneer for the faux rail on the bottom of the apron.
2. Rough cut the convex side on the bandsaw and use the router with a pattern bit to cut to final shape
3. Roundover the final convex side 1/8”
4. Glue the faux rail onto the full apron
5. Cut the concave side to rough shape on the bandsaw and then use the jig with a pattern bit to cut to final shape
6. Roundover the concave side 1/8”

The rails are done using the same jig except I insert the dowels for indexing the thinner piece.

I hope I explained it well enough. Let me know if you have any questions.

-- Andy





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splintergroup

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#1 posted 06-23-2015 02:13 PM

These are production ready jigs. You need to make another 20 or so of those desks!

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#2 posted 06-23-2015 03:18 PM

Again, thanks for generously sharing!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 06-23-2015 05:05 PM

I favorited both jigs so I have something to look when it comes time to make my own. Thanks for sharing them!!!

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#4 posted 06-24-2015 12:06 AM

I really appreciate your posting this jig! I’m favoriting it, and will refer back to it, and your other jig, when I get up the courage to begin work on the Aurora nightstands. I’m concerned about getting the jigs right, and it seems to be a hit-and-miss process, according to the magazine plans.

-- Dean

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#5 posted 06-24-2015 03:03 AM

I hope I have a need to make 20, that means I am selling them! And if I am selling 20 I can quit my job and do woodworking full time.


These are production ready jigs. You need to make another 20 or so of those desks!

- splintergroup


-- Andy

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Andy

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#6 posted 06-24-2015 03:07 AM

I’m not sure why it is to has to be hit and miss. I would highly recommend printing a set of full size plans and then using spray adhesive to attach them to the wood that you will be using as the template/jig. Taking your time with the jig will pay huge dividends in the end. Feel free to message me if I can be of any assistance. Don’t be afraid to just try things and see if they work. I spend a lot of time (probably too much) watching you Youtube videos and reading books, magazines, blogs, etc.


I really appreciate your posting this jig! I m favoriting it, and will refer back to it, and your other jig, when I get up the courage to begin work on the Aurora nightstands. I m concerned about getting the jigs right, and it seems to be a hit-and-miss process, according to the magazine plans.

- Mean_Dean

-- Andy

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#7 posted 10-10-2015 01:02 AM

Hi Andy

Out of curiosity, did you ever get to the point where you were selling those jigs? I would be curious about how much you charge for them.

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