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La Forge Populaire Miter Jack

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Project by Marcial posted 04-22-2017 06:58 PM 1039 views 4 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A modified version of Benchcrafted’s La Forge Royale. Part of an ongoing journey towards better miters and dovetails. The photos show various ways the jack can be secured.
The long story is at http://smortegav.blogspot.com/2017/04/la-forge-populaire-miter-jack.html





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shipwright

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#1 posted 04-22-2017 09:38 PM

Looks very nice. I made a mitre Jack a few years ago http://lumberjocks.com/projects/95533 and find it a very useful fixture for a number of operations.
Could you explain how yours applies clamping pressure? Think I’m missing something.
Thanks

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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Marcial

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#2 posted 04-22-2017 10:13 PM

Hi Paul- yours was one of the articles I looked at while figuring out the best way to proceed. Here is how the clamp works

It’s not as torquey as a dedicated screw, I imagine, but it’s pretty grippy. Experience will determine if that’s sufficient.

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jim65

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#3 posted 04-23-2017 06:39 AM

Vise fetish. i see those dovetail and pattern makers in the background also :-) well done!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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Marcial

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#4 posted 04-24-2017 02:50 AM

Thx, Jim. What a treat, living in a historic Italian village. As for the Populaire it’s already been useful in the shop. Thanks for your comment.

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mafe

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#5 posted 04-25-2017 11:16 PM

Wonderful miterjack, really fine work and worm to be made.
I have a antique beautiful one, that I never had a shot at yet… Perhaps this should be the keyword to go…
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Marcial

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#6 posted 04-26-2017 04:40 AM

Mads, thanks for looking in. So far, it certainly has been a useful contraption. I would love to see an antique European version as you have the karma to run across these things. There are many variations on the theme, especially as these are not mass production objects but rather DIY appliances/shop aids done over the past 3-4 centuries.

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mafe

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#7 posted 04-27-2017 08:37 PM

I will try to get it posted soon.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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