|Project by BTKS||posted 03-06-2011 11:18 PM||1566 views||12 times favorited||5 comments|
I’m posting this jig because postings can and do inspire others to get away from the computer and out into the shop.
I saw this jig posted by Elizabeth earlier today and decided I needed one too. Grabbed some scrap out of the pile, a few screws, a threaded insert, threaded knob, carriage bolt and a piece of miter track I had previously sized. The only change I made was to add a miter track to help lock it in and a single point slide stop.
Works like a charm. I do think a 1/4 in blade will improve performance for smaller circles but the 1/2 in in the saw worked okay for 4in and bigger.
I sized the table to lock into the end of the table and the rear fence track. I can move the fence over to lock the entire sled onto the table without clamps. I’ll still use a clamp just to be sure nothing jumps out of place.
I was correct in my original assessment. This does work better than my old jig.
Thanks again Elizabeth!
-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)