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Project by Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop posted 790 days ago 3317 views 37 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is one of my jigs that doesn’t get used as much as say my sled or jet mitre jig, but this is one handy jig to help with long width miters. This can be used in place of tilting your blade. I use this to make long miters to wrap say a countertop or a platform with hardwood. This is a great timesaver and one handy friend in the workshop.
First pic is front view with guidefence on trailing edge.
Second pic is from the rear
Third pic shows the construction. Two 45 degree triangles that are inset to allow for adequate clamping room.
Fourth pic shows precut
Fifth pic shows post cut
Sixth pic shows the extended runner (walnut) that is waxed and long to help with binding issues. BTW: I have none with this jig. I keep it well waxed and the length really helps out.
Thanks for looking.

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





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woodshaver

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#1 posted 790 days ago

Simple and effective! Nice!
Thanks for sharing Drew!

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

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#2 posted 790 days ago

Looks like a winner.

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parkerdude

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#3 posted 790 days ago

Hey Drew,

I’ve got a miniature version of this jig on my handplane “shooting” board.

Good job!

-- dust control

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Eagle1

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#4 posted 790 days ago

Looks interesting. Might have too try something like this.

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

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Martyroc

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#5 posted 790 days ago

Nice jig, I might do that myself and set it up so I can adjust it for different angles, great job

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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poospleasures

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#6 posted 790 days ago

Good looking jig. I have been using a similar one for a long time. Yours is a lot better looking than mine. Just a note to share, I did put slots in the base piece to be able to move it forward a little as the edge gets less than crisp from use. Also added a wooden clamp arm with a pivot bolt a little over 5” from the fence which allows for clamping both edges of the work piece using it and a hand clamp on the fence edge. If your work piece is too wide just remove the arm and clamp w/ another hand clamp for that side.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning. Vernon

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LukieB

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#7 posted 790 days ago

Very nice, looks a lot like the one I’m using right now.

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lew

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#8 posted 789 days ago

Nice Jig!

I really like these because you don’t have to reset the blade.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#9 posted 789 days ago

I agree, tilting the blade requires to many outside help to make sure the blade is the exact angle you need it to be. I know I could have done more to make the jig more versitle, however if I make it to where it changes the angel then my zero clearance association that I have made with the blade will no longer be zero clearance. So that is why I have it fixed. I thought about making a 22 1/2 degree jig too for corner cabinet faceframes or angled countertops that have a corner cutoff. It could happen???!!!! :)

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

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BAKTHAVATHSAL KADAMBI

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#10 posted 789 days ago

VERY NICE AND SIMPLE TO MAKE AND USE.

WHEN I make one for my shop, it is with grateful thanks to you.

-- ALPHA-ZEE CREATIONS

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#11 posted 789 days ago

Your welcome! always glad to know that I helped with inspiration. post pics WHEN you do build it

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

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WoodSimplyMade

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#12 posted 789 days ago

Drew and LJ’s who have used this type of jig,

In your experiences how effective is this jig when the miters are put together? Do you get accurate results? Do you achieve better results with this jig than you did tilting the blade?

At the present time I tilt the blade to make 45 degree miters for boxes and such, but usually 2 of the 4 corners have some error and I would like to eliminate this error, is this the jig for me?

Thanks all!
Mike

-- Mike, Florida, http://www.woodsimplymade.com

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Beginningwoodworker

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#13 posted 789 days ago

Nice jig, Drew!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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Drew - Rock-n H Woodshop

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#14 posted 789 days ago

The accuracy is in the preparation. If you take your time making the jig you can get never fail miters. I love this jig. I know that my jig is as close if not right on 45 degrees and my blade is at dead center from the table so I will never miss.

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

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Brandon

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#15 posted 789 days ago

Sweet jig—could also double as a bookstand. :-)

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