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Project by Ecocandle posted 06-25-2010 05:23 AM 6649 views 42 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello,

I made some pieces for a tiny walnut box. The cuts were less than perfect. So I bought a chamfer bit and wanted to use my router table to clean up the pieces and make them work. I built a jig to help with this. Tonight’s blog piece gives a lot more of the dirty details, if you are curious.

http://su.pr/52IOPp

Brian

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com





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Tom Goodman

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#1 posted 06-25-2010 05:46 AM

Very cool ! This is going on my project list.
Thanks for posting.

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA. woodworkertom@gmail.com

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#2 posted 06-25-2010 05:49 AM

Nice looking jig Brian, a nice clean build and so much safer that trying to hold The small pieces by hand.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 06-25-2010 06:06 AM

Great jig and funny blog. Keep the digits happy and out of the way.

-- Peace in Wood ~ http://dustynewt.com/

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Ecocandle

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#4 posted 06-25-2010 06:07 AM

Thanks Tom, Jim and Dusty. I just used it some more, it works really well. Quick changes, accurate cuts, generally fun jig.

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

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woodworm

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#5 posted 06-25-2010 07:15 AM

that is really a cool jig – brilliant!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 06-25-2010 07:47 AM

Thanks Woodworm. I am pleased with how it turned out.

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

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#7 posted 06-25-2010 10:00 AM

This small thing really is a BIG deal! It was time well spent and I’m certain your fingers would thank you if they could. I’ll check out the blog now. Thanks for the inspiration.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#8 posted 06-25-2010 10:26 AM

Great looking jig, looks effective and safe!

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

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#9 posted 06-25-2010 12:00 PM

Very nicely constructed and a great idea ….thanks for posting this : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#10 posted 06-25-2010 12:44 PM

Added to my favorites Brian. Well done. Useful jig that is nicely constructed. Thanks for sharing.

David

-- There is little that is simple when it comes to making a simple box.

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#11 posted 06-25-2010 01:15 PM

nifty jig..I’m putting in my fav’s..thanks for sharing

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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#12 posted 06-25-2010 02:22 PM

Very nice Brian. Little parts are always a problem to work with. You done good.

I always use holders that press against the fence for situations like this, as I don’t have a miter slot. This looks like a really well thought out design. Maybe I need to add a miter slot.

Thanks,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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ratchet

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#13 posted 06-25-2010 04:07 PM

Brilliant! Your design???

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mafe

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#14 posted 06-25-2010 05:58 PM

Thats a really wonderful jig.
To have our fingers too close to the bit are allways a scarry experience, so I will for sure build something like that.
Thank you for sharing.
Beautiful work.
Best thoughts,
MaFe

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

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Ecocandle

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#15 posted 06-25-2010 06:15 PM

Rachet,

Yes, I just grabbed some wood and parts and looked at them until I had an idea. I knew the size of part I wanted to pass across the router bit, and just went from there. On another note, it is good to see another feline woodworker, there are lots of ‘Cool Cats’ on LJ.

Brian

-- Brian Meeks, http://extremelyaverage.com

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