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Project by sawblade1 posted 02-28-2012 06:27 PM 3781 views 11 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found stumpy’s blog on how he built a biscuit cutter for his ultimate tool cabinet well I did too Only mine took 1 hour to build (not counting glue dry time) Cost only $25 to build and saved a tool from needless harm. Is safer due to clamps holding the workpiece and not your hands an best of all it can hang on your wall without taking up Valuable floor space. sometimes I believe with just a little more thought you could always improve :)
materials list as Follows

1 2×4 Handy panel 3/4” MDF 12.99

2 Toggle Clamps @ $16.00 (8.00 each)

bottle of glue/ nails/ Screws (shame on you if you don’t already have these)

with this I know I am opening a can of worms starting a cat fight but Oh well let’s go fishing or let the fur fly :)

-- Proverbs Ch:3 vs 5,6,7 Trust in the lord with all thine heart and lean not unto your own understanding but in all your ways aknowledge him and he shall direct your path

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#1 posted 02-28-2012 09:32 PM

Nice job – and your work bench is just as neat and tidy as mine!

-- Don, Somerset UK,

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#2 posted 02-28-2012 10:22 PM

Great Idea….I like it!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#3 posted 02-28-2012 11:15 PM

Neat jig.

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#4 posted 02-28-2012 11:25 PM

Great job.
That makes biscuit joining easier.
Smart using those clamps too.

Was there a tornado in your shop? lol

-- Eric, central Florida

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#5 posted 02-29-2012 12:14 AM

good idea.

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#6 posted 02-29-2012 12:58 AM

Saw, it looks like a winner to me. Good job.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#7 posted 02-29-2012 01:34 AM

ok, I do not know why you would need this. I just use my table saw rip fence to hold the stock in place. and the ultra flat table saw as the reference edge. No slipping possible, and free, other than the table saw. ha ha.

-- Things of the greatest worth are from the Earth. If you tell yourself that something is "close enough" it is it again.

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#8 posted 02-29-2012 02:56 AM

Cool, post a video of it in action, like stumpy did, then it’s GO TIME! Like some of us LJ’ers your workbench is under there somewhere, I will let you know when I find mine LOL

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

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#9 posted 02-29-2012 04:10 AM

you took a good idea and stumpified it (simpler and cheaper)
nice job
by the way ditto to martins previous post on the workbench I’m pretty sure I have one some where

-- "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." Thomas Jefferson

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#10 posted 02-29-2012 04:22 AM

Much more “gentlemanly”, the information was imparted in 1/12 the time, and the laughs are a tie ! Great job !

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#11 posted 02-29-2012 07:57 AM

Cool jig, but the thing I like about stumpy’s machine is the freedom to work with more than 3/4” stock and not being limited to putting the biscuit slot in the middle of that stock. This is an another smart idea though to save an otherwise garbage tool – a junky HF in my case (but isn’t that a DeWalt you’re using?!?)


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#12 posted 02-29-2012 01:00 PM

Can someone explain what harm this saves the tool from?

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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#13 posted 02-29-2012 01:29 PM

Can someone explain what harm this saves the tool from?

it’s intended to be humorous I believe….

Stumpy disassembles and modifies a Harbor Freight BJ and builds it into his jig.

This one just holds and alligns the BJ, requiring no modification to the tool.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#14 posted 02-29-2012 01:49 PM

I’m no Biscut Joining expert….. but on the Porter Cable BJ, the handle is on the stationary fence, so it’s very easy to set the fence against the work piece and hold it securely with your left hand, while you trigger the motor on and plunge with your right.

If I’m not mistaken, most other BJs have both handles on the moving portion of the tool, making it more difficult to secure the fence firmly against the work piece.

I know the PC is a at the higher end of the price spectrum….. certainly more than Stumpy’s Harbor Freight unit…. but I managed to pick one up at Home Depot on clearance for $170.

Hey, I’m just as cheap as the next guy…. probably more so. But I’m also cheap with my time and already have more jigs and shop projects than I have time to make.

Am I missing something? I’ve only worked with my PC BJ, so I’m not sure I get why so many feel the need for these jigs…. especially the like of Stumpy’s ellaborate concoction…. though my hats off to you all for your innovation.

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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#15 posted 02-29-2012 02:09 PM

I have the Dewalt BJ, so I guess I didn’t think using it like this for cuts was particularly unsafe…

-- - The mightiest oak in the forest is just a little nut that held its ground.

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