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Project by Bricofleur posted 1248 days ago 3956 views 23 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Having seen such jig in a woodworking magazine, I decided to make one to put to use in my shop. I like to use a biscuit joiner and I know cutting slots at the end of narrow sticks (read stiles) is quite a challenge. With this jig, no problem at all! The front hook keeps the jig steady while I push on the tool to make the biscuit slots and both sides are well supported.

As expected, it was fun to build. And of course, I used scraps of 3/4’’ thick MDF.

I added all the details and more photos on my blog.

Thanks for your comments.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com





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Woodwrecker

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#1 posted 1248 days ago

Another great project you’ve made that I will have to have.
Thanks Serge.
The details in the blog are always a big help as well.

-- Having fun...Eric

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Dusty56

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#2 posted 1248 days ago

Perfect once again : )
Thank you , Serge !

I Just checked out your blog and it is great as well .

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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Roger

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#3 posted 1248 days ago

very nice Serge.
we can’t ever have enough jigs.
way to go

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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woody57

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#4 posted 1248 days ago

great jig

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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kiefer

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#5 posted 1248 days ago

GOOD GOING SERGE
I WILL MAKE ONE OF THESE
BECAUSE I WATCHED A GIRL CUT HER HAND WITH A BIS JOINER
BECAUSE THE PIECE SHE WAS CUTTING FLEW SIDEWAYS AND THE CUTTER WENT INTO HER HAND
THIS IS A QUICK JIG TO AVOID THIS TYPE OF THING

KIEFER

-- Kiefer 松

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 1247 days ago

Serge great jig. I really like your design and thx for the post. I will have to use this idea. Very well done as always.

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

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Bricofleur

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#7 posted 1242 days ago

As suggested by a friend of mine, I added a sliding adjustable stop on the left side of the biscuit joiner to register the tool for repetitive cuts.

Take a look:

How did I cut the slot in such small piece of wood? Watch this.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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Dusty56

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#8 posted 1242 days ago

Nice addition to an already great jig : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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steliart

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#9 posted 839 days ago

Looking for ideas on biscuit joiner jigs and this one is a very strong candidate.
Thanks you

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - http://www.steliart.com --

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pintodeluxe

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#10 posted 839 days ago

I added self adhesive sandpaper to the nose of my biscuit joiner. It helps to register stock that is too narrow to contact the brad points on the tool. It looks like you are working with some pretty close tolerances there!
Ever use face frame biscuits? Some joiners have #20, #10, #0, and FF sizes.
Nice jig.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Bricofleur

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#11 posted 839 days ago

@pintodeluxe: On mine I added self adhesive sandpaper to the fence and it works great as well.
I never used face frame biscuits but I’m thinking about designing a specific jig for the router table. My jig should use downsized #20 biscuits. More to come…

Best.

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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