Tablesaw Jig

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This is a straight line cutting jig for the table saw I created. I took several ideas from a couple different places and came up with my own design.

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#1 posted 04-01-2010 12:01 AM

forgive the silly question, but what does it do?

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#2 posted 04-01-2010 12:02 AM

Do you measure your material off of the edges of the jig?

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#3 posted 04-01-2010 12:19 AM

Sorry for the lack of info. The clamps hold down a peice of wood on the top of the sled. Expose the end of the wood just enough to cut a little bit from top to bottom of the peice. the sled has a datto down the center of it, as you push it through the datto you are “jointing” with the table saw. It is a very effective way to joint on the table saw and very accurate.

When I made it, I had it overhang the saw blade when it was in the datto channel and ran it through the saw blade the first time, giving you a perfectly straight and accurate jig. Once one side is done you are done with the jig. Install the fence and cut to width. Very nice if you dont have a jointer!

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#4 posted 04-01-2010 12:27 AM

great work!

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#5 posted 04-01-2010 12:36 AM

Good Job.
That will sure come in handy!

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#6 posted 04-01-2010 01:29 AM

I made one similar to your design and call it a tapering jig, but it can be used for more than tapering.

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#7 posted 04-01-2010 03:24 AM

a jig every shop needs… nice work…

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#8 posted 04-01-2010 10:25 AM

Very cool idea!

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#9 posted 04-01-2010 04:57 PM

Nice jig—-Thanks

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#10 posted 04-02-2010 03:31 PM

You have yourself a very versatile jig there – Nicely done

Thanks for sharing

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#11 posted 04-02-2010 04:12 PM

Ah, so it’s a cross cut sled with lots of sliding hold downs. Got it!

How do those home made hold downs work for you? I just found the pattern yesterday, and I’d like to make some of my own.

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