|Project by Rayne||posted 01-04-2017 05:10 AM||1785 views||6 times favorited||8 comments|
It’s been a while since I posted any projects, but the garage is finally cool enough to get some things done. This was one of them. I actually needed this jig to complete my dust collector mod part deux. I’ll post that later once I get all the duct connected to the collector properly. Anyways, this jig is from Darbin Orvar’s design with a few tweaks. I changed the way the arm extends out by using a dovetail design rather than Darbin’s track method. I haven’t added the tape measure, but that just came in today so I’ll get that installed later. The lock knob was installed correctly as Darbin points out. The miter track is also just a plain track rather than Darbin’s form-fitting track. I see now that I probably should have done it her way, but I think I have an idea to fix that. I’m going to recess some magnets towards the left edge of the board so to help keep it stable on the table. It does tip over without any help, so the magnets should help alleviate that. Anyways, this is an amazing jig and am glad I finally made it. You’ll see this extensively used in my next project. I put 2 coats of Ultimate Polyurethane as that’s what I had on hand and it looks great. Let me know what you think
Darbin Orvar’s Jig
Testing the fit of the cuts and dovetail
Both sides screwed in and made sure the arm moves freely.
Added the stop using pocket screws. It works.
Closeup of the dovetail
Few coats of the poly.
Beautiful circle. Crappy ply, but where it went, it wouldn’t matter.