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My first jig

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Project by jeffswildwood posted 07-22-2015 12:38 AM 2061 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had an order for a box to display a rock collection. This would involve fourteen dividers and the half laps had to be perfect. I have done this before but not to this scale so I needed a jig to make all the cuts consistent. I have never made one before so this became a project in itself for me. Set to 1 and 1/2 inch it worked great. A slider for my router table and squared out. With the ice broken, I need to try more now. First I want to make this one adjustable! Thanks for looking.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".





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at anchor in Orlando

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#1 posted 07-22-2015 01:02 AM

Jig looks almost as good as the box. well done!

-- Jack

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#2 posted 07-22-2015 04:02 AM

Simple jigs are the best for repeated cuts. A lot of them do take a long time but are always worth it if you use them again.

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

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#3 posted 07-22-2015 09:03 AM

Handy jig to have, Jeff. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 07-22-2015 12:55 PM

Thanks for the comments! I can see this being used for more projects. Shadow boxes, shot glass collections ect. Inch and a half is a good size for many things but I still want to make another one that is adjustable. Thanks for looking.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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#5 posted 07-22-2015 02:59 PM

Jigs rock and this looks like a good one.

-- Drew in Ohio -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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#6 posted 07-22-2015 03:06 PM

What a great idea and time saver.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#7 posted 07-22-2015 06:22 PM

Jigs are a woodworker’s best friend. Nicely built Jeff.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#8 posted 07-22-2015 06:28 PM

Thanks for the comments. Lee, I found this out, they are handy.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way thats says "I meant to do that".

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