Left overs into valuable tools.

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Project by Cornductor posted 04-15-2011 05:34 AM 4062 views 9 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Numerous left overs can be more a gift than a burn pile. I’ve been needing a keyed miter slot jig for some time and finally had the wood nedded. I’m in the process of making my daughter a Andys’ style box out of pine, bloodwood, and some big leaf maple. I got to the ponint in the biuld to make the splines and needed to m ake the jig. The usual research turned up with a bounty of great ideas, so I came up with this. Toughest part of all was cutting the damn miters for the craftsman table saw.

The sled worked perfectly and crisp on the box.

-- An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin

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Mickey Cassiba

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#1 posted 04-15-2011 08:19 AM

Nice jig…and nice recycle! I son’t burn anything…Charlotte will affirm. I probably have enough red oak scrap to smoke a large hog;-0

-- One of these hammers oughta fix that...

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#2 posted 04-15-2011 03:16 PM

Nice one, I never seen them with 30 and 45 degrees cuts.
This I might cut in mine also, this will give stronger joints if you reverse the directions.
Best of my thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#3 posted 04-16-2011 04:52 AM

Thanks guys!

-- An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin

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#4 posted 04-17-2011 09:39 AM

cool jig

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

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#5 posted 04-17-2011 03:02 PM

Smart idea adding the angles to it.

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