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It is all in the jig!

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Project by Bearpaw posted 06-05-2011 at 05:22 PM 6908 views 98 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

Bearpaw

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin





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WayneC

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#1 posted 06-05-2011 at 05:24 PM

Great Jig. Thanks for sharing it.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#2 posted 06-05-2011 at 07:02 PM

great production jig. makes it so much easier not having to measure mark cut remeasure every time around.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#3 posted 06-05-2011 at 07:46 PM

A simple and effective jig….I like it!

-- -"Trying is the first step towards failure!"

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#4 posted 06-05-2011 at 08:13 PM

Great jig and set up! Good job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#5 posted 06-05-2011 at 08:16 PM

Bearpaw, Thanks for sharing. I have made a few of these and plan to make some more. I have seen multiple drilling jigs but yours is the first cutting jig. I am adding it to my favorites and will plan to make something similar soon.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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kiefer

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#6 posted 06-05-2011 at 08:33 PM

nice and very professional looking jig
great job and well thought out

kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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#7 posted 06-05-2011 at 09:33 PM

Nice jigs bearpaw. I’ll be making one for my drill press but don’t own a chop saw. I have a magnetic block for my table saw. I set it up so when I make multiple cuts, I simply but my wood against it and cut as many pieces as I need. Laziness is the mother of invention… good job!

-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!

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#8 posted 06-05-2011 at 10:36 PM

Wonderful idea

-- Norman

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#9 posted 06-06-2011 at 09:45 AM

Awesome jig Bearpaw. Very well done.

I’ll have to remember this one.

Thanks
Kent

-- She thought I hung the moon--now she just thinks I did it wrong

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#10 posted 06-07-2011 at 08:41 AM

I made this set up to for making my tooth wine tilt, but had not used it since then. Last night I went in to the shop picked up a scrap of soft maple, cut the end square on the chop saw, went to the drill press,(the hole jig was still in place) drilled the hole, went to the chop saw, set the blade angle, and then cut the tilt to the correct length in less than 3 minutes. The only measurement was to mark the center of the board.

Wow – I amazed myself how easy and simple this really is. I really like things that are simple.

-- "When we build, let us think we build forever." John Ruskin

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#11 posted 11-23-2011 at 07:40 PM

Great jig!
I started to make one tonight, but then I found out my drill press was too short to use with the jig, so I have to use a cordless hand drill. No way I could properly use the jig with the hand drill, so I just drilled the hole perpendicular to the board and softened my cut angle. It works, though it’s not as neat as the one’s that stand up @ 45 degrees
if I ever get a real drill press, I will have to finish my jig and make some more of these!
thanks for pointing me to this

-- Work consists of whatever a body is OBLIGED to do, and Play consists of whatever a body is not obliged to do. -Mark Twain

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#12 posted 11-23-2011 at 09:29 PM

I know what I am making this weekend!!

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#13 posted 01-29-2012 at 10:00 PM

it’s all in the hips! errr sory, it’s in the jig XD!! haha this just reminded me of happy gilmore.

nice jig for a nice piece, thanks!

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#14 posted 04-10-2012 at 08:22 AM

Very cool friend. I actually use a disc sander set to an angle for the tilt. Might use a chop saw now

-- that WOOD be cool..... JL

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#15 posted 05-09-2012 at 08:10 PM

im glad you mentioned this jig… its amazing and seems like you can knock many out very fast.. great idea

-- Dempsey, Ohio

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