Bridle joint Table Saw jig

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Project by Tooch posted 11-21-2015 08:19 PM 2829 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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

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#1 posted 11-21-2015 10:33 PM

Pretty slick and fool proof!!

Thanks for sharing…..............Jim

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#2 posted 11-22-2015 01:54 AM

Good thinking. This is how we make things easier for us.

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

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#3 posted 11-23-2015 02:28 AM

Great job buddy

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#4 posted 11-23-2015 07:53 PM

I like bridal joints, as they are quite strong and attractive too. That jig looks like it works well. It would even allow you to reset the fence and remove all of the waste material at the the tablesaw if you desire.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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