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Finger joint jig made of Linear bearing & rail

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Project by Norwegian_woodworker posted 11-02-2011 05:06 PM 3497 views 11 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve made a finger joint jig, Linear bearing & rail it’s rest from a overhauled machine
the jig is very tight and stable. I’ve use M6 threaded rod. 1 turn its 1mm

-- Lars, woodworker from Norway.





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jusfine

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#1 posted 11-02-2011 05:11 PM

Nice! That looks like a slick unit!

-- Randy "You are judged as much by the questions you ask as the answers you give..."

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 11-02-2011 05:22 PM

That is really neat. Jigs like that are so handy for good repeatability!!Thanks for sharing. I like the design!!
Do you use it with a dado on the table saw?
.......Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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rmac

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#3 posted 11-02-2011 06:43 PM

Similar to mine, but lots, lots better. Nice job!

—Russ

-- My table saw laughs at hot dogs. http://thesorteddetails.blogspot.com/

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Bertha

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#4 posted 11-02-2011 06:48 PM

I like anything with linear bearing involved!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#5 posted 11-02-2011 07:02 PM

That’s awesome! I don’t see an index pin. Do you crank it for each pass?

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Norwegian_woodworker

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#6 posted 11-02-2011 07:11 PM

Hi,
answer for your qustion:
I use 4 and 6mm saw blade. dado is not allow in Norway. And i’ve not find any blade on the web for my tablesaw.
I’ve a index, look at pic #2 its a brass nail nearly touch the corner on the plywood (blue arrow).

-- Lars, woodworker from Norway.

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Kent Shepherd

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#7 posted 11-02-2011 07:34 PM

Well done

Thanks for sharing

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

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crashn

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#8 posted 11-03-2011 04:48 AM

Please share the source of the bearings and track with us. I could think of several uses.

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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Norwegian_woodworker

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#9 posted 11-03-2011 03:31 PM

Hi,
Linear Bearing & rail is very expensive issues. see the link below. ok to buy used if it is well maintained. very durable.
my bearing is star, same as Bosch Rexrot

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p5197.m570.l1313&_nkw=Linear+bearing+%26+rail+&_sacat=See-All-Categories

-- Lars, woodworker from Norway.

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 11-03-2011 03:33 PM

It’s a wonderful jig.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Bertha

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#11 posted 11-03-2011 03:43 PM

Speaking of linear bearings, where is August Lehman? I haven’t see him around in a while. He’s got more linear bearings than I’ve got sense.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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mafe

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#12 posted 11-04-2011 12:35 AM

Hey Lars,
Den kæmpe fin!
That is a really cool jig, I think I will have to look into this since we have no dado sets in Denmark and I would like to be able to make fingerjoints on my table saw.
Thanks for sharing.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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crashn

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#13 posted 11-05-2011 03:33 AM

thanks for the link. Price is not too bad, but I have some studying to do before I can figure out what is needed :)

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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kiefer

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#14 posted 11-07-2011 07:05 AM

Very well done and looks very safe to use .
Now lets see some projects coming of this beautiful jig !

Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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