Jig to safely cut thin pieces

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Project by Hallmark posted 05-31-2011 11:18 PM 2515 views 14 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After cutting a larger piece of wood into useable peg sticks for some Greene and Greene projects I am making, the remaining piece gets to small to safely push through. I came up with this a solution. It is adjustable for length and uses adjustable height hold downs. The sacrificial hold downs are made of MDF and are easy to cut down and reuse or replace. Easily and safely cuts peg sticks down to under 3/16”.

-- Style is simple, but not my execution of it.

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#1 posted 06-01-2011 12:34 AM

This is outstanding.

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA.

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#2 posted 06-01-2011 01:00 AM

You should copyright this ASAP or the big tools guys will steal your idea. Pure genius.

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#3 posted 06-01-2011 01:26 AM

Really clever!
And really safe.
Best thoughts,

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

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#4 posted 06-01-2011 03:36 AM

Quite a bit of clever engineering there.
The adjust-ability of it is the best part!
Very nice work !

-- Eric down in sunny Florida.

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#5 posted 06-01-2011 06:09 AM

Very interesting but….


-- Custom furniture

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#6 posted 06-01-2011 11:10 AM

Nice tool!

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

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#7 posted 06-01-2011 03:13 PM

Great idea, thanks for sharing. Sodabowski is right, if this original a copyright might just make you famous.

-- Chris K

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