Mitre jack

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Project by Isra posted 12-23-2015 08:44 PM 1417 views 5 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello, first of all Merry Christmas for everyone. I´ve been working on a mitre jack, made of quarter sawn beech with a quarter sawn maple screw. I also made the brass hardware to attach the screw to the moving part. I have tryed it and it works great. If you usually make a lot of mitres it is worth the time you spend making it. I hope you like it.
I made a description of the process in my blog, it is in spanish, but there are a lot of pictures, if somone is interested, here is the link: mitre jack process


-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria),

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#1 posted 12-23-2015 10:30 PM

Nicely done. Looks as if it would be handy for frame making.

-- Gary D. Stoughton, WI

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#2 posted 12-23-2015 11:04 PM

Thanks Gary, I made to make secret mitre dovetails better, I think it will work.

-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria),

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#3 posted 12-24-2015 02:32 AM

Very nice Isra. I too made mine to do full blind dovetails but now I find I use it for many other things.
Did you make the back side exactly 90 degrees. If you did it serves to cut/plane square ends as well.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#4 posted 12-24-2015 07:50 AM

Thanks Paul, I use it for almost every mitre that I make.

-- Isra, Salcedillo (Cantabria),

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