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Project by Routerisstillmyname posted 03-26-2011 02:13 AM 3739 views 38 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was thinking the other day, If I see one more of these thin slice jigs, I’m gonna hurt somebody. So my apologies to those of you who like me are tired of seeing these. But, since I didn’t like the way my last jig looked, ( I wanted to make a slightly more of a unique looking one that was even more accurate and made of real wood. So I opted for sliding dovetail using walnut and even made the spreader bar from scratch.
And as you can see from pictures, it is capable of setting up for super thin slice.
Well, that plastic knob has to be replaced with a brass Knurled Nut ;-)

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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#1 posted 03-26-2011 02:30 AM

Sweet. I like this. Thanks for posting.

-- " 'woodworker''s a good word, an honest word." - Sam Maloof

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#2 posted 03-26-2011 03:03 AM

very nice looken jig, I like how thin of strips your able to rip.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#3 posted 03-26-2011 03:18 AM

Yep, everyone has to make one, yours is prettier than mine. The good thing is that the things really work, and well worth the small cost.

-- Smitty

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#4 posted 03-26-2011 03:23 AM

Can’t get much thinner strips then that.
Great job.

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#5 posted 03-26-2011 04:38 AM

You are taking off (waste) more than is in your sliver. wow.


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#6 posted 03-26-2011 08:04 AM

I don’t mind seeing more when they are extra good and better ;-)) Nice !!

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#7 posted 03-26-2011 11:14 AM

I use mine all the time. Nice job.

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

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#8 posted 03-26-2011 01:19 PM

I’ve thought of another method of cutting thin strips that uses only a straight board or two. You set your fence to the width of the board plus your desired width of thin strip. (in other words, for a 1/16th strip using a 4 inch board as your guide, you’d set the fence at 4 + 1/16th) You then push your stock against the board and push both together through the saw, leaving the thin strip supported by the board. To cut another strip, remove the cut one, push the stock against the board and run it through again. No resetting of the fence or anything. The only downside is the you have to support the stock with another board on the other side when it starts getting too narrow, sort of like a push stick but beside the stock instead of on top. As an afterthought, you could put a small cleat at the end of the guide board so it acts like a push stick, but I don’t think it would really be necessary.


-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#9 posted 03-26-2011 01:23 PM

That is a beautiful jig and it looks like it works great. Congratulations.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 03-26-2011 09:04 PM

Nice looking jig, thanks for sharing

-- It's Mic Keep working and sharing

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#11 posted 03-27-2011 01:31 AM

Another but a nice one

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

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#12 posted 03-27-2011 04:48 AM

I like it! Well done.

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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#13 posted 03-27-2011 11:13 PM

BigTiny Sounds like a good idea without having another jig laying around taking up space. have you done it? Is it accurate keeping both boards sliding?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 03-28-2011 02:19 AM

As I said, it was something I had just thought of. That’s the way my mind works, it just looks for easier ways to do things.

I imagine that as long as the guide board is straight and as thick as the stock you’re cutting, it should work just fine down to 1/16th or even less.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#15 posted 04-04-2011 05:21 PM

Hey bud, some of us poor folks have to use leftover wood, we don’t have all that fancy schmancy machinery for brass and aluminum jigs ;-)

-- Router è ancora il mio nome.

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