Biscuit Jointer Jig

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Project by rnw posted 01-17-2016 06:44 PM 1151 views 5 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The jig was made from plan available from “Stumpy Nubs. com” (A great site for woodworkers). To his basic plan, I added the feature of the dowels and labeling of their use.
Construction is primarily Baltic birch Plywood, a biscuit jointer from Harbor Freight, a pair of drawer slides and some misc. hardware.
The front table can be raised, shimmed with a pair of dowels and locked in place to assure the biscuit blade is at the center of the project wood piece. This also allows for slotting a longer piece of wood using the jointer blade.
The table on the front face indicates the dowel diameter required for a given project wood thickness. The pairs of dowels are stored in the block on the LHS of the jig as shown in photo’ 3.
Photo’s 5 and 6 show the holder for the Jointer and the handle for moving it forwards and back. Photo 6 shows the return spring that pulls it back.
All in all a nice weekend project that is a great addition to my shop.

-- Bob W, Simi Valley, California

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#1 posted 01-17-2016 07:03 PM

great job on this build,

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#2 posted 01-17-2016 07:16 PM

OK, looks like a great precision build!
I use a Dewalt biscuit tool so I don’t know how to use the version.

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#3 posted 01-18-2016 03:52 PM

That’s a nice jig and will be a great addition to your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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