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Half Lap Miter jig

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Project by Woodbutchery posted 08-21-2017 10:47 PM 1166 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Saw a similar jig made a while back, and have had the jig put together for a few months now, but hadn’t finished it. Yesterday I worked with getting the cuts made and experimenting with making a frame.

I routed a channel on the top and set up a small block. My final plan (not done yet, but will be soon) is to place marks for measures of different width allowances to help ease placing where the stop should go. Sandpaper along the back wall helps keep the piece from moving in the jig during cutting. The stop is simply used for ease of placement.

Just a few hints; when you’re making your initial cut, be sure that you have the angle correct on the miter jig. Got a slightly wider dado on one side because of that.

Comments always welcome, thanks for looking.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery





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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#1 posted 08-22-2017 08:03 AM

Looks great but how do you use it?

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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Scott Oldre

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#2 posted 08-22-2017 12:41 PM

I’m not seeing how it works either. But it looks solidly made.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#3 posted 08-22-2017 01:11 PM

You did a very 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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Woodbutchery

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#4 posted 08-22-2017 01:48 PM

Looks like I’ll have to put together a bit of a tutorial….

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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Woodbutchery

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#5 posted 08-22-2017 02:11 PM

Or, you can look here for how the jig works.

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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Mas

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#6 posted 08-22-2017 09:11 PM

That looks like a very useful jig.

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Woodbutchery

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#7 posted 08-23-2017 03:17 AM

Wow! Second project that’s made the top 3 daily! Thanks, everyone!

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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#8 posted 08-23-2017 05:01 AM

Nice jig Woodbutcher & congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#9 posted 08-24-2017 09:08 AM


Or, you can look here for how the jig works.

Much clearer now, thanks!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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