|Project by sras||posted 09-22-2010 05:24 PM||9812 views||42 times favorited||28 comments|
I wanted to post my two previous jig projects so I could show you what I built this weekend!
I have been working on a box that needed splines in the corners (more on that later). I knew I needed a jig to help me cut the slots for the splines and I just felt like making a nice one.
The fun thing about this project was that I just used scrap materials and designed as I went. I had to think a bit about how to get the fence adjustment to fit.
The box has two oak ends. There are formica covered plywood side panels and cradle sides (does the formica look familiar?). These panels are positioned on plywood supports on the inside of the oak ends (see pic #2).
The assembly locks into place onto my crosscut sled using one of the pivot holes for the miter fence.
A t-slot rail on the top of the box allows me to position the fence so I can locate the slots accurately.
The box is wide enough for a 5” tall piece to be placed on either side of the blade. If I happen to need slots cut on a wider piece, I can lay a 1/2” piece of stock in each side of the cradle and extend the piece past the V-shaped opening on the left side. I can also re-position the jig along the t-slot rail on my crosscut sled.
I probably spent more time making this jig than I will using it, but I had fun and that was the point!
-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive