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Project by mafe posted 06-24-2010 05:54 PM 5993 views 60 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thin strip jig.

I was tired of the hazard from back kick, and since I have been using a lot of thin strips lately, and will continue for a while, untill I finish my plane cabinets, I decided to make a jig.
I have seen a design in a style like this on the web, so id did not take a lot of thinking.

Just scrap MDF in the base, and some plywood for handle and top.

The base that goes into the blade are removable, so I can change it when it becomes tired.
I rounded the handle with my router, just for comfort.

It works perfectly, so I’m happy.
App. half a hours efford, and it’s well worth it.
The next one I will make with a base that can be changed without screws, since I have now to take care not to cut where thay are…

And for those who don’t know a jig like this, one of the real advantages of it, is that you push the board you are cutting towards the blade of the saw, so you only have to adjust the with of the cut once, this saves a lot of time and make very acrate results (if you start of right…).

Hope it can be at some inspiration,
MaFe

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.





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stefang

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#1 posted 06-24-2010 06:22 PM

Hi Mads, good jig.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#2 posted 06-24-2010 06:28 PM

nice jog!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 06-24-2010 06:30 PM

Good jig I like it….....................Schloemoe

-- schloemoe, Oregon , http://www. woodrehab.blogspot.com

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mafe

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#4 posted 06-24-2010 09:15 PM

Thank you for the comments.
I found out I could also use it to cut small objects, since I had a better control, and I could do it without getting my fingers too close to the blade.
I know I’m a bad guy, since the protection cap are not on.
MaFe

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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Knothead62

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#5 posted 06-24-2010 09:30 PM

Very simple design but quite useful. Will file it for future reference. Thanks!

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Bob Simmons

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#6 posted 06-24-2010 10:41 PM

Good idea. Thanks for sharing!

-- Bob Simmons, Las Vegas, NV, http://TheApprenticeandTheJourneyman.com

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#7 posted 06-25-2010 12:00 AM

That could be very useful for cutting small diamonds or triangles… will file it away for future development
Thanks for the ingenuity.. keep it up

-- Don't drink and use power tools @ lasercreationsbylarry.com.au

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#8 posted 06-25-2010 02:39 AM

I like it, and shall be building one very soon. It is simple and quite useful, thanks for sharing it with us Mafe.

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#9 posted 06-25-2010 05:57 AM

great Idea cool Jig

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#10 posted 06-25-2010 09:20 AM

Interesting idea. Looks like it gets you the thin strips precisely. I am a little concerned about one thing. It looks to me like the thin piece could get trapped between the jig and the blade and could lead to kickback. I suppose it isn’t too much of a risk as long as you keep the jig firmly agains the fence and push the piece completely clear of the blade when pushing it through.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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mafe

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#11 posted 06-25-2010 01:04 PM

Yes I push the hole way through to avoyd kickback, that’s why I made the sole replaceable.

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#12 posted 06-25-2010 03:06 PM

nice

-- al.chazy ny

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#13 posted 06-25-2010 08:13 PM

great jig
I may have to make one
thanks

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#14 posted 06-25-2010 10:54 PM

Clever

-- If you work you eat - If you don't work, you eat, drink, and sleep.

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#15 posted 06-26-2010 06:24 AM

I like

-- That was not wormy wood when I started working on it.

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