Panel-Raising Jig

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Project by TheGravedigger posted 09-04-2011 09:22 PM 2962 views 14 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is my version of a very basic panel-raising jig. I started with a generic vertical support assembly that precisely straddles my fence. This structure has lots of different possibilities for various jigs, and the addition of a vertical fence and a lever clamp converted the proto-jig into a tool for panel-raising. The clamp is the Quick-Set Heavy-Duty Lever Clamp from Rockler (item # 29485), which happens to be on sale right now for $9.99 instead of the usual $15.99. This might be a good item to stock up on for future jigs.

Don’t worry, the bottom screw hole in the fence doesn’t have a screw in it. It was a temporary holding point while the other screws were driven, and the clamp was attached. By the way, pocket hole screws are a great way of attaching something like this clamp to the project. Their washer-head design snugs down over the baseplate holes quite nicely and allow you to adjust things slightly if need be.

With the exception of the clamp, all components came from leftovers from other projects. You get a useful tool, and clean the shop at the same time! What’s not to like?

-- Robert - Visit my woodworking blog:

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#1 posted 09-04-2011 10:59 PM

Looks like a good jig for making tenons too.

-- Gary, Florida

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#2 posted 09-05-2011 04:04 AM

Nice jig

-- Jim, Kentucky

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#3 posted 09-05-2011 02:43 PM

Another good looking jig !
Keep them coming I am listening.


-- Kiefer

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#4 posted 09-06-2011 04:33 PM

I’d add a drawer in that empty block above the fence to store a beer or two.

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

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