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Thin Strip Ripping Jig

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Project by Blake posted 10-30-2007 01:17 AM 8443 views 91 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I built this out of SHOPNOTES and I love it. Very simple but very effective. I am not sure which issue it was from. Maybe you know? I modified it a little. I found that a steel rule cut to size works great for the gauge. Just scuff/scratch one side and epoxy it on. Get a scrap of clear packaging plastic and score a line with a knife, then draw over the line with a red marker. Wipe off excess ink and you have a perfect hairline.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com





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#1 posted 10-30-2007 01:21 AM

Great Jig Blake. Have to Favorite this one.

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#2 posted 10-30-2007 01:34 AM

Nice, Blake! Bob #2 and I were just speaking of somthing like this on the weekend. Favorited!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#3 posted 10-30-2007 01:35 AM

Blake -

I saw this jig recently in ShopNotes as well – an upgrade from a similar jig that they published a few years ago. Does this version have the screen door roller guide? I’m not sure of the issue number but I will bet that one of the LJ posts it soon! Great job – clean looking jig!

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#4 posted 10-30-2007 01:49 AM

I need one of those to do some work I am doing. I hope somebody knows the issue number!!!

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#5 posted 10-30-2007 02:11 AM

Looks neat. How does it work? Could you post some “in service” pics?

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#6 posted 10-30-2007 03:19 AM

The roller is a pretty good quality bearing commonly found at the local hardware store. It allows the work to move but creates a solid and accurate reference point. The Idea is that the fence moves each time but the left-hand side of the workpiece always butts up against the jig. So every strip is the same width.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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#7 posted 10-30-2007 03:23 AM

Great job on the jig. I have been meaning to build one of those for quite some time. I just never quite get around to doing mine like I need to. When I get to making some Shaker oval boxes later this winter, I will definitely have to make one to resaw the bands.

Thanks for showing that and keeping it fresh on my mind.

-- -- Rob Hix, King George, VA

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#8 posted 10-30-2007 03:31 AM

Great post – Thanks a lot!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#9 posted 10-30-2007 04:32 AM

Great jig ! Will have one soon. Thanks for the post.
God bless

-- Gene, a Christian in Virginia

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#10 posted 10-30-2007 04:40 AM

This issue of “Fine Wood Working” has a simple version of a thin strip jig, however not as nice as this, Favorited.

-- Ron Central, CA

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#11 posted 10-30-2007 05:30 AM

ditto on the how to… I think I see how you set it up, but….

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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#12 posted 10-30-2007 05:36 AM

Glad to hear of someone who built it and likes it. It’s been on my to-do list since I saw it in Shop Notes. Thanks for letting us know it works well.

-- Jeff, St. Paul, MN

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#13 posted 10-30-2007 06:50 AM

So what issue of Shop Notes is it in?? Does anyone out there know??

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#14 posted 10-30-2007 04:23 PM

I made one like this as well but your ruler makes me jealous I’ll have to start over. Nice fixture, I use mine a lot more than I expected.

-- Dominic, Trinity, Florida...Lets be safe out there.

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#15 posted 10-30-2007 10:00 PM

I know! I know! Issue 94, pg. 10

Dadoo shoots! He scores! And the Yankees win the World Series!

-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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