Weekend for jigs

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Project by Eric_S posted 1696 days ago 11507 views 6 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I decided to use my extended weekend to tune up my tools and make some jigs I badly needed for my nightstand project that has been on hold due to these non-existent jigs.

The cross cut sled I had before but the tracks were cut sloppy, so I redid them with umhw plastic and now its accurate and super smooth.

The next pic is my modified fence. The middle piece is just too flimsy on its own, so I added some extra pine I had and now it seems a little easier to move. It seems to be more accurate too, and if I take my time setting it it’s very accurate.

The 3rd pic is for a multi-purpose jig featured on FW’s website with a tenon jig attached. Its the only one i’ve made so far but plan on making others in the future.

Finally, the mortise jig I found on FWW. Very sturday, made of birch ply and hard maple.

I still have to make the router table, but since I dont need that just yet I’ve put that on hold.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#1 posted 1696 days ago

Very cool,, oh yea,,,, with out a doubt,, I need to come use your shop, there is just WAY TO MUCH Work involved in digging, organizing and finding my shop, since the wife left. can any one say FIRE SALE L.O.L. Nice set up bud,

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#2 posted 1696 days ago

I did the same thing with those anti kickback wings but what I did was bend the spring wire and pulled them completly upside down that way I could bring the blade guard down all the way.

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA

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#3 posted 1695 days ago

I think I’ll have to try that kosta thanks for the tip.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#4 posted 1695 days ago

thankĀ“s for sharing


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#5 posted 1519 days ago

Eric looks like your gearing up for some nice projects. Look forward to seeing your nightstand.Very nice accessories you have made and very necessary.

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#6 posted 1519 days ago

Thanks Michael. Unfortunately I haven’t used the tenon jig for my table saw at all. I wasn’t confident enough in my cheap Ryobi fence being 90 degree. I decided to do the tenons with the bandsaw. This was so much simpler and faster :)

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#7 posted 1295 days ago

very nice and productive jigs

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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