|Project by steviep||posted 02-26-2011 11:31 AM||5555 views||8 times favorited||13 comments|
Matthias Wandel inspired this box joint jig. I had some wormwood veneer and covered a chunk of 3/4 Baltic Birch ply for the base. From there I choose to run a parallel set of screws joined by a chain drive set of Cogs. I used brass bearings and tapped a piece of red oak on each side to tether the carriage to the drive system. I made the track out of cypress complete with handcut the dovetails. I then made the transmission next and used Matthias’s design which I really like allot (thanks Matthias!) The carriage was next. It was really a few happy mistakes that ended up with the racing stripes. I have adapted this pattern in many of my projects. A few gears cut on the CNC and I was in business.
This was a challenging project and a whole bunch of fun. My hope was to have a very functional tool that had a bit of style as well.
PS. It is great to finally be on the site I have been a gawker for a long time, look forward to being part of the community.
-- StevieP ~ Micheal Tompkins - you were not here on earth long but left a giant mark on us. RIP Brother