|Project by ChuckM||posted 06-28-2015 12:43 PM||1624 views||2 times favorited||3 comments|
Shop-made Panel Cutting Jig (Right Hand Side Version)
Based on a New Yankee Workshop episode first watched many many years ago (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Lc6ItDd7Q0), I built a panel cutting jig for my new tablesaw.
Unlike in my old jig, I decided to use a commercial mitre slider (17 3/4”) (http://www.leevalley.com/en/wood/page.aspx?p=65247&cat=1,43455). Why?
1) It saves tons of time as compared to making your own runners
2) You can easily adjust the slider for a snug fit in the mitre slot
3) The slider, unlike a shop-made runner, can be reused.
The construction was pretty straightforward and the only sticking point was to get the fence square to the panel edge. Double check the accuracy of the square(s) you plan to use for this project. Unlike Norm, I did not use brads. I used screws (2) to temporarily attach the fence and check the squareness with a test cut first.
All built of scrap except the mitre slider.
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