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Simple Jig

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Project by socrbent posted 09-04-2017 07:38 PM 1787 views 5 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sometimes simple is a great solution. While making a star shape for the base of a bowl using Al Furtado’s (Rebel Art Woodturnning) video as inspiration and a guide I encountered the need to precisely make repetitive cuts on my 45 degree sled without permanently limiting the sled capacity. Using 2 scraps of a wood, a carriage bolt and a little double-sided tape the jig shown was created. Drilled a hole slightly smaller than the threads on the carriage bolt in the pine block and screwed the bolt in the hole creating threads in the wood with just enough friction to keep the bolt from turning in use but easy enough to turn by hand to adjust. Glued the pine block to a scrap of hard board. Then used double sided tape to temporarily attach the jig to my 45 degree sled. It worked like a charm to cut the 8 diamonds in maple and 8 walnut points seen in the last photo.

-- socrbent Ohio





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#1 posted 09-04-2017 08:39 PM

Well done! a great adjustable stop!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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#2 posted 09-04-2017 08:48 PM

Pure genius!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 09-04-2017 08:51 PM

Sweet and simple jig. Cool way to make it adjustable.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 09-04-2017 10:10 PM

Simple and very effective, nice tip!

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#5 posted 09-05-2017 10:03 AM

5 Stars!!

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#6 posted 09-05-2017 12:53 PM

Nice work!

-- 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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#7 posted 09-05-2017 12:54 PM

Well done.

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#8 posted 09-05-2017 06:31 PM

Simple works.thanks for sharing.

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#9 posted 09-07-2017 11:34 AM

Perfect elegant solution.

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#10 posted 09-12-2017 03:40 PM

I can’t believe I didn’t think of this! Good work.

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