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Project by kiefer posted 11-19-2015 08:30 PM 2473 views 22 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is the new diamond and pyramid cutting jig which is a lot easier to set up and operate and therefor quicker .
Here is a project with the pyramid pattern and there are several others in my project list .
I am just starting on a box project for our guild to donate for Christmas to some less fortunate children and I have to speed things up a little to get them done in time and this is part of the reason to make this jig .
Here are a few pictures that should explain the jig and I also posted a video which shows the jig in use .
Have to get back to the shop .


-- Kiefer

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#1 posted 11-19-2015 08:33 PM

I need to try this. Thanks for the video and sharing. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#2 posted 11-19-2015 08:49 PM

Nice to see Klaus! I’m curious who made this 90 degree “saw blade” It looks the inner blade of a dado set that is changed to this profile. And to change it you need a (german) vollmer grinder or an equivalent.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#3 posted 11-19-2015 10:35 PM

Thanks Hoss and Dutchy
I hade the blade done at a local saw shop and the owner is very good at sharpening and has the right equipment .
The blade that I had ground to this shape is one of the blades from my CMT finger joint set as I was unable to locate a cutter like this ready made .


-- Kiefer

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#4 posted 11-19-2015 11:22 PM

That was strange Klaus. I clicked on the link (bottom one) and it took me to my own youtube channel.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 11-19-2015 11:33 PM

It seems to work for me but let me know if the problem persist .
Thanks for looking .


-- Kiefer

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#6 posted 11-19-2015 11:38 PM

same issue for me. I would seem that the link points to ‘your’ videos page, but the ‘yours’ is subjective. Mine is mine, yours is yours, stefang’s is his; that is why we are landing on ‘our’ video pages.

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#7 posted 11-19-2015 11:48 PM
Try this link or do a search on You Tube for woodkiefer1

-- Kiefer

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

That kicks butt Klaus – good to see the process!! Thanks for the video and sharing.

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

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#9 posted 11-20-2015 12:56 AM

Without a doubt, I am going to start looking for one of those belts to make one of those jigs. This is as easy as making sawdust. The accuracy is great. That saw blade is a major plus also. Thanks for sharing this Klaus, this one is going to the top of the list.

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

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#10 posted 11-20-2015 02:07 AM

Klaus, thanks for posting the jig. I reviewed the video and the simplicity is great. I did have a few questions that I did not catch on the video and I was hoping you could answer. You stated in the video that you used a box joint blade but I was wondering which size blade did you start with before you had it sharpened down? Also on the video you stated some kind of timing belt but I could not make out what kind you stated could you fill me in? And last how did you mount the belt to the wood just glue? Once again great video.

Thanks Richard

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#11 posted 11-20-2015 02:23 AM

That is really cool, Klaus. You find more uses for a timing belt than an automotive engineer!!
I like the v shaped circular saw blade. The makes the setup and fixturein all flat on the table with no tilted blade to have to get set just right.

Great thinking, my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..................Jim

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

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#12 posted 11-20-2015 03:19 PM

Thanks all for your kind comments .
Well looks like the video link finally works .
The CMT box joint blade is 8” diameter and the used automotive timing belts come from a Toyota repair shop
for free as they would just go in the garbage and the belt is glued with CA glue to the jig after cleaning the belt and slightly sanding the glue surface .
The belts do make great indexing devices and I find them handy for all kinds of applications plus they are free just for the asking .

-- Kiefer

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#13 posted 11-20-2015 04:01 PM

Great idea Klaus.


-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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#14 posted 11-20-2015 05:04 PM


Would you clarify the sharpening of the blade? From my understanding each tooth is reground to be shaped like a upside down V. I called the company that I used last time I need a blade sharpened and they said they could / would not grind a blade to that shape. Is there any reason a regular blade could not be used? Say a 10” Fraud rip. What shop did you use?

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#15 posted 11-21-2015 12:28 AM

Thanks for the info Kiefer


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