|Project by Bearpaw||posted 06-06-2011 12:22 AM||17927 views||107 times favorited||17 comments|
The craftsmen on LJ create many wonderful items. Some are one of a kind and some are items where multiples are made. In making multiples it is often done using jigs that can be easily set up and have the same results every time.
Many of you are making the “wine tilts” as gifts or to sell. I have made these two jigs to help in drilling the hole and cutting the board to length. These are set up for use with a drill press and chop saw.
I cut my stock to 10 1/4” in length. The width will vary, but that is no problem. After cutting to length, I mark a center line on the end where the hole will be. You will notice that on the jig there is a center line for me to register the board against. I then clamp it in place. The center point of the hole is set up so when the board is cut to length it is 8” from the end.
Now the second jig is nothing more than a shooting board. I placed a length of plywood on the chop saw and then attached a strip to the under side to hold it in place. I then set my saw blade at 40 degrees. I used a scrap of wood that I have laid out my diminutions on to set the top stop block.
To reset the hole jig. It is just a matter of chucking the bit in, lower it in the hole on the jig and then locking it in place. At this time you can also adjust the depth stop for the bit.
The second jig is just placed in position and you are ready to cut.
I dislike having to measure each and every time I want to make something again or maybe I am lazy.
By the way that is the shop Safety Inspector setting next to the chop saw. Have fun and make money.
-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin