|Project by GrainTrain79||posted 09-07-2009 07:57 AM||1581 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
I took my birthday money to Woodcraft and got a dado set and this jig. This was my first woodworking project with my Rigid TS3650. I love it! It may be some time before I start on dovetails! I drove a 1/4 dowell down each corner and it’s not going anywhere.
The jig is precision extruded and machined aluminum…. and comes in a cardboard box. That wouldn’t last a year in my garage—- So I made this box.
I made it of 3/4 hemlock. The only metal hardware is the brass hinges, clasps, and handles. The rest is pinned together with dowells (dang, screws are expensive). I stained it with whatever I had on hand (don’t remember). I lined it with green felt.
This was a practice project- intended as a rugged tool box from days of yore…. it’s not going to win any contests, i didn’t even sand all the glue off. But it keeps my ‘infinately adjustable’ jig from getting bumped out of tolerance! And there’s room to hold the included DVD in the box too.
I just joined LumberJocks this afternoon. Great site!
-- West Seattle, WA