Mitre Jig

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Project by Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop posted 02-14-2012 05:23 AM 2719 views 18 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my homemade Mitre Jig. It looks like it could fly right off my saw but it really works good. I took the idea from David Marks and Homemade jigs and tips magazine. It is so easy to use and with the help of elongated wings I can mount stop blocks for those really long frames. It can accept a frame 2” thick and up to 8” wide. The runners are made from Walnut and are waxed for easy tracking. Thanks for looking!!!

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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#1 posted 02-14-2012 05:24 AM

Space age design… looks like a real winner.

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#2 posted 02-14-2012 05:29 AM

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#3 posted 02-14-2012 05:32 AM

Looks like you have a great new addition to your shop!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#4 posted 02-14-2012 10:03 AM

Nice concept of blade guard and handles in one. kinda stealth fighter.

-- "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what others say you cannot do."-Walter Bagehot

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#5 posted 02-14-2012 10:52 AM

Nice, Looks like it will work well.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 02-14-2012 11:54 AM

Very interesting design. I like it. Looks real sturdy I might have to try one out.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#7 posted 02-14-2012 12:26 PM

This is another one of the jigs that I need to take time to build. Being an old air craft mechanic, I like the design.

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#8 posted 02-14-2012 01:46 PM

Looks like you have moved up to stealth mode. Nice looking design!!!


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#9 posted 02-14-2012 02:53 PM


Like the two runner idea and the left and right cutting fences.

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#10 posted 02-14-2012 03:09 PM

Thanks guys. I really enjoy it myself!

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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#11 posted 02-14-2012 05:18 PM

Neat little jig.

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#12 posted 02-14-2012 11:54 PM

Thanks for posting!

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#13 posted 02-15-2012 12:30 AM

Another goodie…keep up the good work !

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#14 posted 02-15-2012 02:12 AM

Drew, nice to see a properly designed mitre jig. I see that yours does not permit the user to cut the short point first which is proper. Im amazed there are no more missing fingers than there are from many of the sleds I have seen. enjoy !

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#15 posted 02-15-2012 03:11 AM

Thanks you guys! Cab maker yes I thought short point first would be easier but more dangerous because of eventual kickback or binding. I really like this jig and it works very well!

-- Drew -- "I cut it twice and it's still too short!"- Rock-n H Woodshop - Moore, OK

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