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Project by dmoore posted 1448 days ago 2938 views 14 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw this jig online not sure where so I cant give credit sorry, but I made it today and put it to use and I must say it worked like a charm with a total cost of $12 to make. The big hole is just for cosmetic reasons and has no real value to the jig. Enjoy and I hope it helps someone else that needs a cheap jig for there jointer.

-- Duane, Ohio





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mafe

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#1 posted 1448 days ago

It looks really cool.
Can you please explain how you use it.
Best thoughts, MaFe

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

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Ken90712

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#2 posted 1448 days ago

Very interesting, seems like a great idea.

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

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mafe

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#3 posted 1448 days ago

I guess it’s to measure the hight difference of the two sides of the jointer, so you zero on the feed side, and then set it over the cutter to measure the hight of the out feed side.
Or is it to set up the blades?
Or perhaps even both?
Yes I’m really asking questions…
Best thoughts,
MaFe

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

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#4 posted 1448 days ago

great tool, nice job on it,

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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nailbanger2

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#5 posted 1448 days ago

Mafe, I think those are rare earth magnets in the bottom, so I would attach it to the outfeed table and set the blades zeroed to the outfeed. Maybe dmoore will come back and confirm or deny.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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Earlb

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#6 posted 1448 days ago

there is a version of this in” shop notes”.

-- It is all in your perspective.

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Routerisstillmyname

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#7 posted 1448 days ago

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gu0OADJAikw

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deeman

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#8 posted 1448 days ago

looks like a very useful tool

-- Dennis Trenton Ohio And life is worth the living just because He lives!

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BillyJ

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#9 posted 1448 days ago

Very nice. Going to have to make one (or add to the list of jigs, tools, measurement equipment, etc. that I say I need to make).

-- I've never seen a tree that I wouldn't like to repurpose into a project. I love the smell of wood in the morning - it smells like victory.

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dmoore

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#10 posted 1447 days ago

Here is how I use my jig.
I put it on the outfeed table and put the gauge on the blade while making sure the blades are at the highest point while reading the gauge. I then set the blade height on each side to be even with the outfeed table then the baldes are set properly.

Another use is to put it on the outfeed table and extend it over to the infeed table and get a reading on each side to make sure the table is aligned correctly.

Another use would be to turn it over and use it to set balde hieghts on the table saw. But it is not great for this.

Duane

-- Duane, Ohio

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