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45 degree jig - ideal for box making, etc.

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Project by RevenantJoiner posted 07-09-2017 06:02 PM 8526 views 30 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This jig is built off of the one posted by boxguy, here on Lumberjocks. It is one of the handiest jig to have. It eliminates many blade angle changes. It can handle a broad range of boards. In addition with the length stop, it ensures consistent board lengths. Could be improved with some sort of hold down for very small pieces.

Thanks boxguy for showing this to us.

-- Each time your start a project and work on it, a tree smiles knowing there’s life after death.





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SawdustTX

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#1 posted 07-09-2017 10:16 PM

I should be able to figure this out, but how’s it work? Seems like the part of the board you need to cut off would run into the tabletop? Or do you precut to almost the finished length, and then use this just for the final smidgeon at 45 degrees? Can you add a picture of it with a board mounted the way it is in use?

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RevenantJoiner

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#2 posted 07-09-2017 10:47 PM

SawdustTX,

This jig is used for trimming off the ends of boards to 45 degrees. I generally cut box sides or frame sides to length or at least approximate length. Then I use the jig to add the miter cuts. See Boxguy’s write-up for pictures of this in use. The link above will bring you to his original description of the jig and its use.

Tom

-- Each time your start a project and work on it, a tree smiles knowing there’s life after death.

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SawdustTX

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#3 posted 07-10-2017 04:52 AM

Got it. Thanks.

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bobasaurus

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#4 posted 07-10-2017 05:37 AM

Looks very useful, I want one.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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#5 posted 07-10-2017 12:38 PM

You did a nice job on this jig.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- 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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splintergroup

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#6 posted 07-10-2017 01:04 PM

This is a nice jig, been meaning to make one myself. Your work looks very meticulous!

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William Shelley

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#7 posted 07-10-2017 06:37 PM

Looks neat. How does this compare in accuracy and resulting finish to a well-made shooting board?

-- Woodworking from an engineer's perspective

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RevenantJoiner

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#8 posted 07-10-2017 07:12 PM

Folks,
Thanks for the kind words.

William Shelley,
I do not know. I never tried a shooting board. I like this because it is fast, accurate and easily repeatable for same size parts.

-- Each time your start a project and work on it, a tree smiles knowing there’s life after death.

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#9 posted 07-10-2017 07:42 PM

looks interesting..would be good for those of us who have a right tilt saw and find it awkward to move the fence on our left.

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WAPY

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#10 posted 07-11-2017 10:24 AM

Let me join to all in congratulating for the great job you’ve done here.

It can also be used for those kind of fixed saws as sometimes I noticed in “poor-man workshops” where a portable carpenter saw is adapted for stationary work.
Wander if it could be used also with a band saw instead of tilting the table .
Really useful and very well built.

-- the good woodworker feels what the tree wanted to become

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Boxguy

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#11 posted 07-12-2017 03:37 AM

You have done an excellent job on this. I like your version. It is clean and neat and will do the job well. Thanks for the mention and link in your post. Keep boxing and keep posting.

-- Big Al in IN

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