LumberJocks

Simple Jig

  • Advertise with us
Project by socrbent posted 09-04-2017 07:38 PM 2217 views 5 times favorited 11 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





11 comments so far

View jim65's profile

jim65

999 posts in 1930 days


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

Well done! a great adjustable stop!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

View Gene Howe's profile

Gene Howe

10479 posts in 3425 days


#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

View doubleDD's profile

doubleDD

7382 posts in 2040 days


#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.

View woodbutcherbynight's profile

woodbutcherbynight

4541 posts in 2406 days


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

Simple and very effective, nice tip!

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

View robscastle's profile

robscastle

4989 posts in 2201 days


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

5 Stars!!

-- Regards Robert

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

31056 posts in 2864 days


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

Nice work!

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

View WayneC's profile

WayneC

13754 posts in 4094 days


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

Well done.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

117091 posts in 3574 days


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

Simple works.thanks for sharing.

-- https://www.artisticwoodstudio.com/videos wood crafting & woodworking classes

View Tommy Crabtree's profile

Tommy Crabtree

6 posts in 261 days


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

Perfect elegant solution.

View Thole's profile

Thole

3 posts in 426 days


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

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

View andre4691's profile

andre4691

36 posts in 150 days


#11 posted 01-07-2018 07:54 AM

хорошее решение

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com