|Project by depictureboy||posted 04-18-2011 02:56 PM||4725 views||27 times favorited||4 comments|
I built this jig over several weekends as I was waiting for parts on my bedroom project to dry, or only had a few minutes to spare. Its from the September 2010 issue. It made cutting out 12 pair of different size drawers a snap.
A couple things I would recommend if you decide to build this.
1. on the front section, I would add a small dado to the back of the top piece of plywood. This jig creates A LOT of sawdust particulate and it gets wedged inbetween the fence and the base farely easily and makes simple registration tricky.
2. I would make the back section a bit wider, I didnt think about this as I was making it, but if you are makine deep drawers you will need more than the 7.5 inches.
3. Dont use cheap hinges on the flip stops, one of mine has some slop in it and it can be a pain. You want your hinges to be tight with little play.
4. Its absolutely critical that BOTH fences perpendicular to the blade. Its even more critical than with a regular crosscut sled because you are depending on the dado’s to be parallel to your edge.
This is the beefiest jig I have built to date, but its well worth it.
-- If you can't build it, code it. If you can't code it, build it. But always ALWAYS take a picture.