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$400 Beaded Inset jig for peanuts

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Project by mdzehr posted 06-21-2017 03:41 AM 2297 views 6 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to build beaded Inset door frames and suffered from sticker shock at the price of a new Beaded Inset Jig, so the tightwad in me went to work…..and it works like a charm.

-- Mike, Lancaster PA





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#1 posted 06-21-2017 04:14 AM

Nice homemade jig. Those are really clean joints. I also saw that all you really needed was the bit, and the rest of their system was unnecessary. I work mine with a coping sled, but the result is the same.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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#2 posted 06-21-2017 06:01 AM

I would love to see more of the peanuts please!

-- Regards Robert

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#3 posted 06-21-2017 08:28 AM

Thanks Rich,
I agree that a sled would work as well. I feel that for longer pieces this jig helps stabilize them more.


Nice homemade jig. Those are really clean joints. I also saw that all you really needed was the bit, and the rest of their system was unnecessary. I work mine with a coping sled, but the result is the same.

- RichTaylor


-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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mdzehr

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#4 posted 06-21-2017 08:31 AM

Robert.
It was all built out of scraps in the shop so there was no additional out of pocket cash outlay. I will try to post additional shots for clarifying details.


I would love to see more of the peanuts please!

- robscastle


-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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#5 posted 06-21-2017 09:04 AM

I began with a 3” wide 36” long by 3/8” piece of plywood as a base for the fence. then added a 2 3/4” by 36” piece of oak for the fence, and made sure that I kept the nails away from the center of the fence where the router bit will intersect it.

Then i attached a 12”x5 1/2” piece of oak to the center of the fence for the sled

The fixed sled base is just another piece of 3/8” plywood with two side runners milled to 17/32” thick. A piece of 2 3/4” wide oak nailed to the runners stabilizes the sled base and keeps the moving part of the jig from lifting during operation. a piece of T-track is screwed to the bottom of the sled base and gets screwed into my router table’s slot to hold the jig in place for the operation. If your router table is not wooden, you could use an expanding T Track (refer to my earlier post for details). Finally the lever is added to move the jig forward into the router bit.

i rubbed parafin wax on the sled for smooth operation.

-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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#6 posted 06-21-2017 09:40 AM

Here’s a video of the slide action:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sduc6_t-p_I

-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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#7 posted 06-21-2017 10:00 AM


View on YouTube

-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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#8 posted 06-21-2017 11:07 AM

Thank you Mike!

-- Regards Robert

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#9 posted 06-21-2017 01:30 PM

Nice work! This jig will be great for your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 06-21-2017 02:02 PM

Thanks Charles! I’ve already found other router table uses for it.


Nice work! This jig will be great for your shop.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck


-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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Rich

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#11 posted 06-21-2017 02:47 PM


Thanks Rich,
I agree that a sled would work as well. I feel that for longer pieces this jig helps stabilize them more.

- mdzehr

Oh yeah. Yours is far superior. All I was doing were square frames with no middle rails or stiles. A sled would have been awkward to use for your application.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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#12 posted 06-21-2017 07:56 PM

glad to see you connecting with your inner tight wad 8^)

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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mdzehr

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#13 posted 06-21-2017 08:08 PM

Yeah Matt, with my being a professional beancounter my dear daughter always said that CPA just stood for Cheapest Person Alive

-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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Rich

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#14 posted 06-21-2017 08:10 PM



Yeah Matt, with my being a professional beancounter my dear daughter always said that CPA just stood for Cheapest Person Alive

- mdzehr

I always heard that an auditor was an accountant who couldn’t handle all the excitement.

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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#15 posted 06-21-2017 08:36 PM

Mike,

Nice work. Whish I was closer Stouds Brewery . And closer to Good Hope Hardwoods.

-- Petey

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