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Project by Bricofleur posted 975 days ago 2466 views 11 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Simple to make with scraps, I came up with another jig for my 6” X 48” stationnary belt sander as shown on the self explanatory photos. Take note of the skew angle to keep the belt cool, even the wear and reduce clogs.

This vertical jig, which mounts directly on the belt sander, is 18” high, what corresponds to the flat portion of the belt sander. The base is approx. 6” square. This jig can be used for workpieces shorter than 18”. It works great

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com





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patron

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#1 posted 975 days ago

you read my mind on this
it works on jointers too

thanks

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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MasterSergeant

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#2 posted 975 days ago

This makes so much sense! Thanks for posting, I’ll have one made by the end of the day.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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Robsshop

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#3 posted 975 days ago

Looks like a keeper! Will be raiding my scrap bin for this easy but effective build in the near future ! Thanks for the post .

-- Rob,Gaithersburg,MD,One mans trash is another mans repurposed wood shop treasure ! ;-)

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cajunpen

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#4 posted 975 days ago

Now that is using the old noggin :-)) Well done – great solution for those that don’t have a jointer in their shops.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Bricofleur

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#5 posted 975 days ago

@patron: Thanks, David. I never thought about using such jig on my jointer. After a second thought, I like to keep the futher end of my jointer’s knives for clean cuts while using the closest end for usual cuts. However, I’ll definitively make a jig for my jointer.

Sharing, that’s what this site is all about!

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

-- Learn from yesterday, work today and enjoy success tomorrow. -- http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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doncutlip

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#6 posted 975 days ago

Great idea

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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Dusty56

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#7 posted 975 days ago

Thanks yet again , Serge !

Belated Happy Thanksgiving to all of you Northern friends up there in Canada : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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kiefer

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#8 posted 975 days ago

Great jig Serge
Now if you lay the sander down flat and attach the jig differently you could use it for longer pieces
as David would use it on the jointer .

Thanks Kiefer

-- Kiefer 松

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USCJeff

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#9 posted 975 days ago

Aahhh! Why didn’t the skewed idea hit me earlier. I have always made the effort to bounce around the paper for even wear. The skew does away with the effort. Nice one. Definitely on my short list.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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Woodwrecker

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#10 posted 975 days ago

Thank for the great tip Serge!

-- Having fun...Eric

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mafe

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#11 posted 975 days ago

Nice idea Serge, the thoughts of the even use and heat on the belt is clever.
Best thoughts to you and yours,
Mads

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

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dusty2

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#12 posted 974 days ago

Great idea. Thanks for posting that. Now I have another jig to build. I even have enough cutoffs to do it without buying wood.

-- Making Sawdust Safely

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dusty2

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#13 posted 974 days ago

Serge, I am intrigued by the idea of using a jig like this on a jointer. Have you actually done this or seen it done successfully? It seems like the jig would get consumed with each pass across the jointer. Am I missing something obvious?

-- Making Sawdust Safely

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patron

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#14 posted 974 days ago

once set on the jointer
it lets the knives cut in a ‘spiral’
or ‘shearing’ way
instead of 90 deg. ‘slap cut’

the jig is fixed (clamped)
not moved with the board

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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MShort

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#15 posted 974 days ago

Thanks again for one of many of your great ideas.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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