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Project by Routerisstillmyname posted 01-08-2011 07:46 PM 2943 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well, not much here. Quick and dirty solution to cutting equal length metal dowels/pins.
The two dado cut grooves are equal to the rod size and the clamped on stop section is used to adjust the length of the cut. My router table jigsaw with metal cutting blade did the rest. And the drill press to polish the ends.

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PurpLev

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#1 posted 01-08-2011 07:47 PM

Very cool. makes things go faster when you have to batch cut a bunch of them.

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lew

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#2 posted 01-08-2011 08:43 PM

Neat!

I’d be interested in seeing how you mounted the jig saw to the router table insert.

Lew

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Routerisstillmyname

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#3 posted 01-08-2011 08:46 PM

Lew, this should help. that’s from few years back.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/11516

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#4 posted 01-08-2011 09:39 PM

Good ideas …thanks for sharing them : )

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#5 posted 01-08-2011 11:19 PM

I second lew’s request.

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#6 posted 01-08-2011 11:52 PM

Fine idea.
Best thoughts,
maFe

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#7 posted 01-09-2011 04:14 AM

Wonderful idea

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#8 posted 01-09-2011 03:20 PM

Sweet and simple. Better than the way I do it.
Thanks,
Steve

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#9 posted 01-10-2011 08:58 PM

Great idea

Beats my hacksaw with a vice

Thanks

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