My version of Shopnotes Thin Strip Jig

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Project by XrayJay posted 02-06-2016 11:05 PM 2460 views 21 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my version of the Shopnotes thin strip jig.
I didn’t want too many tighteners so since I have a Ridgid 4512 I was able to use a vertical hold instead of a horizantal.

I also liked the adjustment capabilities I saw on Lumberjock’s Corydoras jig so I combined it with a screw adjustment. To do that I had a sleeve nut and cut the end off. Glue it in with epoxy and you’re good. If you do not have a sleeve nut you can use a coupling nut. I tried using two flange nuts but just couldn’t line them up well enough to work. I used lock nuts on the moving side of the jig and that allowed me to keep the nuts stationary without binding the rod so it couldn’t rotate. Thanks for taking a look.

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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#1 posted 02-07-2016 02:39 AM

Nice work, even better you took so many pictures!

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#2 posted 02-07-2016 04:36 AM

Good job. I have one and love it only mine does not have the measuring system. That is something that would be worth the time to build.

-- There's no crying in woodworking. Just measure and cut again.

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#3 posted 02-07-2016 05:19 PM

Great job

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#4 posted 02-07-2016 05:46 PM


Great job

Thanks for sharing your version

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#5 posted 02-07-2016 06:26 PM

Thank you for all the comments guys. Woodbutcher I get a lot of help and ideas from everyone on Lumberjocks so I wanted people to be able to copy or use part of this design. MikeSpanky I think the only hard part would be to find a left hand ruler. (I didn’t know there was such a thing) I finally used a printable “L square”. You can Google it, print it and use the smaller side. Of coarse if you cut with your rip fence on the left side of the blade you don’t have to worry about it. Thanks again for taking a look.

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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#6 posted 02-07-2016 08:42 PM

This one looks great. never used one but I take it you just move the fence over for each cut.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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