|Project by Tooch||posted 11-21-2015 08:19 PM||1494 views||2 times favorited||4 comments|
So while making another table for my buddies camp, I realized I never posted this jig before. I used it in this project about 2 years ago to cut the joints for the legs.
Really a simple setup, but figured I’d share it in case anyone else is looking to make a beefy table, too. All you need are the elements in the 2nd pic, plus a “quick-grip” clamp or something of the like. I glued together 2 pieces of MDF, one the height of my fence, and the other roughly 10 inches tall. Using Rockler’s clamp set, it can easily attach to your table saw in order to create a higher fence. the other piece of wood is roughly 2-1/4 inches wide, with a 3/4” groove cutout of the middle so that it can slide along the top of the new, taller fence.
Using a clamp helps to keep it from slipping off one way or the other, and makes it easier to push the top piece along its track on the fence. After some measuring and thinking (ugh), you can cut one side and simply flip the leg to cut the other side. Although you could use the TS for all of the cuts, I use a bandsaw to finish out the inside chips (pic 4).
The final result is a tight fit (pic 5) the whole way down!
Thanks for looking, as always, comments welcome, and any questions will be answered.
-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails