|Project by ratchet||posted 02-29-2008 04:47 AM||4126 views||17 times favorited||21 comments|
I’m relatively new to woodworking and LJ’s. You rock! I needed a thin ripping jig for an upcoming project and found a few plans out there and here. The one I liked required a double dado with oak inserts for the top slider to move on. Well my first try wasn’t a success. It seems I can make a dado fit for glueing (but not slide evenly apparently). So, I simply made the base a little wider and adding side rails. Works like a charm and was made totally from scrap (note the big knot) excluding the (3) 1/4-20×3” flat head bolts, 2 plastic knobs, and few other small bits.
The plans I used included a front roller bearing, but I havent found one yet. Not sure I’m going to add one as this jig works VERY well w/o one.
Question: does thin ripping go better on these jigs with a roller bearing on the business end?