|Project by FloridaArt||posted 01-23-2011 05:47 AM||3060 views||10 times favorited||7 comments|
December, 2010—This is a simple jig that is used to cut a slot along the corner of a box. The second photo shows the jig set up for use with my router. The third photo shows the jig set up for use with my table saw. In both cases the jig is pushed along the fence to make the cut in the corner of the box. (For this photo shoot i did not have my dado blade in the saw nor a 3/4-inch straight bit in the router.)
The last photo shows a block of wood in the jig, all ready to slot the corner.
A couple of tips based on my experience with this: 1) If you will be designing your jig to run on “rails”, be sure the rails (sides) do not get into the table saw miter slots (unless that is what you intend). 2) Once you determine exactly where the fence needs to be to have the slot exactly centered in the corner, write the measurement shown on your fence indicator right on your jig. In my case, the table saw fence needs to be 6-7/8 inches for this jig to produce a centered slot.
I have found that the router produces a slot with less fuzz and tear out than the dado blade. Thanks for looking.
-- Art | Bradenton, Florida