Lock Miter Router Table Holding Fixture

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-25-2011 06:42 PM 3014 views 16 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a fixture I hurried to make to use my new lock miter bit. I needed it for routing the parts for my dart box.
It is made from poplar that is veneered with mahogany. It is a table leaf I got from LJ Doug Scott ( Thank you Doug!!)
It has a T slot screwed on so the left clamp can be adjusted easily for different widths\

The 5th shot is a piece of that table leaf used to shim the fence out the same amount as the fixture for cutting the horizontal piece. The last shot is the joint it makes. This was one of the first shots before it was zeroed in to exactly match.


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

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#1 posted 12-25-2011 10:08 PM

You do a grand job with all your jigs and fixtures.

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#2 posted 12-25-2011 10:42 PM

I couldn’t figure it out from the first picture—which parts move, and which stay stationary. The rest of the photos explained it… :) Quite a nice jig!

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#3 posted 12-26-2011 01:19 AM

Nothing like a new jig Jim.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 12-26-2011 02:23 AM

Your always busy Jim, nice looking jig.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#5 posted 12-26-2011 04:15 AM

Every one has a different way to make jigs to do the job…yours are always exemplary…

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

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#6 posted 12-26-2011 06:19 AM

very nice Jim. I’m sure it works like a charm

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#7 posted 12-26-2011 06:30 AM

Good job.

-- Custom furniture

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#8 posted 12-26-2011 09:41 AM

anything that promotes safety is a very good thing, and your jig looks very safe, and precise. Excellent post.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#9 posted 12-26-2011 06:24 PM

A well thought out jig. With that, you are ready for a production run!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#10 posted 12-27-2011 03:43 PM

Really cool Jim and really cool joint.
Yes nothing like a new jig.
Best thoughs,

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

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#11 posted 12-27-2011 04:49 PM

Wow. I’ve never seen that flip clamp used with a track slider. I’ve also never been able to get that bit to work, lol. Excellent build!

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

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#12 posted 12-29-2011 02:22 PM

Excellent! I’ve got one of those bits and I’ve never gotten around to trying it out and wasn’t exactly sure how it was supposed to work. After seeing your new super jig it now seems very clear. Thanks for sharing.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#13 posted 12-30-2011 03:20 AM

Dan. I have bigger lock miter it and I had it for years and it never worked good for me until I built my new miter table with the high fence. That made the difference in holding that vertical piece solid enough to get a good cut with no movement away from the fence….................Jim

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

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