Weekend for jigs

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Project by Eric_S posted 01-04-2010 09:20 PM 26795 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 Noblesville, IN

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#1 posted 01-04-2010 09:29 PM

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 01-05-2010 04:06 AM

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.

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#3 posted 01-05-2010 02:23 PM

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

-- - Eric Noblesville, IN

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#4 posted 01-05-2010 11:59 PM

thankĀ“s for sharing


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#5 posted 06-30-2010 08:05 PM

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 06-30-2010 08:53 PM

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 Noblesville, IN

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#7 posted 02-10-2011 05:09 AM

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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