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Project by sras posted 1404 days ago 6849 views 36 times favorited 28 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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





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Ken90712

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#1 posted 1404 days ago

Very cool, Look fwd to making one of these.

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

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mafe

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#2 posted 1404 days ago

Such a cool jig, I love the movable fence.
Best thoughts,
MaFe

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

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Kent Shepherd

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#3 posted 1404 days ago

Great looking jig

Thanks

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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yuri

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#4 posted 1404 days ago

Sras, very cool looking jig! I guess it works even better.

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Sodabowski

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#5 posted 1404 days ago

Time well spent here!

-- Holy scrap Barkman!

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Chip

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#6 posted 1404 days ago

Excellent Steve. This and the table saw sled are amazing pieces of design and engineering. Rolls Royce of jigs. Thanks for sharing them with us.

-- Better to say nothing and be thought the fool... then to speak and erase all doubt!

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Time2beupinAZ

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#7 posted 1404 days ago

very nice jig there.

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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Gary

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#8 posted 1404 days ago

The two jigs together are quite a fantastic pair.
Thanks for sharing your ideas and demonstrating your craftsmanship.

-- Gary, Florida. http://www.penturners.org/forum/f70/servicepens-2014-a-111967/

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wchips

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#9 posted 1404 days ago

great looking gig.

-- wchips

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sras

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#10 posted 1404 days ago

Thanks for the comments – I should have mentioned that it worked great. The workpiece is held nice and stable. The spline cuts took no time at all. (one of the reasons why I probably spent more time making the jig than I will using it!)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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DocK16

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#11 posted 1404 days ago

Here’s another great design I can steal.

-- Common sense is so rare anymore when you do see it, it looks like pure genius.

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sras

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#12 posted 1404 days ago

Go ahead DocK – that’s why I posted it! Immitation is flattery.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Box

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#13 posted 1404 days ago

Very nice jig Steve. A jig that is also a piece of artwork as well as very functional.

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Gerald Miller

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#14 posted 1397 days ago

Way nice and makes my very basic jig look …..well very basic.

-- Jerry Miller

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Woodwrecker

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#15 posted 1395 days ago

Steve, this jig looks nicer then most of my projects.
Thanks for sharing it.
Very nice work!

-- Having fun...Eric

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