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Ghetto Mitre Key Jig

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Project by Tommy posted 1246 days ago 2346 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I get REALLY limited shop time so making jigs is not tops on my list. BUT I have been DYING to try to make a project with mitered corners and keys (I am making a paper tray, should be done soon, I’ll post then).

So what you see here is a 2×6 scrap piece that I cut a 90 into and tacked on a stick to run it through the mitre gauge channel on my table saw. I intend to beef the jig up a bit and put some supports on it but I made some trial runs tonight and was tickled with the results considering what little time I have invested. I did use a block for a stop so I can get my keys uniform without measurements.

Tommy

-- Tommy, ---- It's Never Crowded On the Extra Mile.





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BritBoxmaker

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#1 posted 1245 days ago

Nice and simple, works every time. By the way turn it around 90° and you can use it to saw square section timber into 45° triangles, if you centre the bottom of the ‘V’ on the blade.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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Bertha

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#2 posted 1245 days ago

That thing, my friend, is quite aptly named but if it works, it’s better than my attempt!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#3 posted 1245 days ago

Sorry forgot the picture

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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