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Thin strip tablesaw gauge

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Project by Bob #2 posted 08-08-2009 02:24 AM 4307 views 42 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For more information on this build see my blog at:
http://mywoodadventures.blogspot.com/2011/01/thin-strip-tablsesaw-gauge.html

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Karson

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#1 posted 08-08-2009 02:30 AM

Great jig Bob. Nice construction. Didn’t have any exotics to make this.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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#2 posted 08-08-2009 03:03 AM

Nice job, thanks for sharing

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#3 posted 08-08-2009 03:06 AM

Looks like a tool I should make myself … thanks for posting

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#4 posted 08-08-2009 03:08 AM

Very nice and simple jig.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#5 posted 08-08-2009 03:25 AM

Very Nice. I’ve been thinking about this issue myself and this jig would fit the bill!

-- Chris N, Westford, MA - "If you won't eat something from your fridge that turned green...why would you eat something that started out that way?"

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#6 posted 08-08-2009 04:45 AM

Nice Job
I made a similar jig but also incorporated a feather board in the other end so I have a two fer.
Will post pictures when I can.

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#7 posted 08-08-2009 04:03 PM

I also use a similar jig on a regular bases they work great. I like the ball bearing idea – thanks. I have included a link to Sketchup warehouse for the plans I made mine from.
http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=96536e3b4c1c88edd51d17864066531e

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#8 posted 08-10-2009 02:16 AM

How critical is the positioning of the jig before the blade , please ?

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Bob #2

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#9 posted 08-10-2009 02:48 AM

Dusty56, I think you want to know here it should sit in relation ot the front/cutting end of the blade.
I run mine about 2-4 inches behind the blade and have had no problems with it.
I acts much like a feather board and help keep the stock abainst th3 fence.
The other thing that helps is that normally the board will be milled prior to cutting strips which helps relaese some of the tension in the raw stock.

Take a close look at the picture I posted above and it is sitting on the front end of the insert.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#10 posted 08-10-2009 02:54 AM

Thanks Bob …I see what you mean : )

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#11 posted 08-10-2009 07:55 AM

super jig useful and very helpfull

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#12 posted 08-31-2009 06:55 PM

Very simple cool jig. What is the bolt on roller and where did you get it?

Thanks

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#13 posted 08-31-2009 08:13 PM

Hi Rob.
That’s just a standard 1/2” ball bearing roller.
You should be able to find them at most machine supply shops.
I can’t remenber where I got mine causa keep a drawer with this sort of stuff.

Bob

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#14 posted 09-04-2009 04:55 AM

sure… that is a great idea.

Thanks!

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#15 posted 12-24-2009 05:55 PM

Very cool jig! I’m gonna have to try and make one when I get my next table saw. Thanks for sharing.

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