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Simple biscuit jig

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Project by poospleasures posted 1070 days ago 2676 views 10 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I use biscuits a lot in my projects which are small and everything has to be very precise. Was having trouble w/hand holding Makita 3901 joint cutter. Made this very simple jig which is a piece of MDF about 18” long. Set the cutter on the MDF and push a block (appx.3/4” by 7/8” by 6”) thight on either side and screw them in place. Install a 1/4”screw stud in each rail toward the front. Use these to hold a small metal lock down clip to keep the cutter from tipping up or down. You can clamp the back of the tool to the jig with a quick clamp. Put two sets of holes w/nut inserts to mount the lever lock clamp in different locations. Maybe the pics will tell it better than me. This thing is quick to make and easy to use. It works for the items I make most. #1 the jig #2 with cutter mounted #3 angle cuts #4 edge joints #5 end cuts #6 vertical w/90 degree brace It is possible to shim the cutter base or the work piece to get the slots just the height you want them.

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Tango

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#1 posted 1070 days ago

I like your jig! Holding everything in place to make the slot is always a challenge. I will copy your idea if you don’t mind…:)

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BTKS

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#2 posted 1070 days ago

That is a great way to get real performance out of a biscuit jointer. Great little jig!

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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Dusty56

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#3 posted 1070 days ago

Looks like a good idea : )

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Diggerjacks

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#4 posted 1070 days ago

Hello

A simple but effective jig
I like it

Thanks for sharing

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degoose

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#5 posted 1070 days ago

When a great idea is shown, the true woodworker is drawn to it and is heard to say now why didn’t I think of that… this one of those times… well done…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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thelt

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#6 posted 1070 days ago

Bravo Zulu, a great idea and simple to make. I am going to make one TODAY. Thanks

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Kelen

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#7 posted 987 days ago

Great idea, thanks for sharing!

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