|Project by Milo||posted 04-21-2012 12:00 AM||3351 views||11 times favorited||12 comments|
I’ve got a Pie Safe project going, but one of the problems I encountered was the antique barn pine I was using. I was having trouble jointing the long boards on my 6” jointer. I wanted to start with long boards to work with, rather than starting by cutting down the boards. But what to do?
I made a jig I saw on Charles Neil’s 1st YouTube video on, what else, building a pie safe.
This things worked GREAT. Took me about an hour and a half to make the jig and joint 8 long boards. That’s MDF with the holes in it, and the white guide board up again the pine in picture 4. The base the MDF is screwed into was an old piece of finished edging I had laying around. Routed a 3/4” dado slot for the MDF to sit in.
Simple, simple, but works oh so nice. I have a BUNCH of those boards left from the barn they came from, so I was thrilled to find this jig. I hope to get some non-kilned cherry wood soon, fresh cut, and I hope this jig will help with that wood too. The stack of boards in picture 5 all now have nice, long, straight sides now.
Picture 6 is when I jointed the… hey, wait… that’s my other hobby! ;)
Try this jig, and watch the video on how to use it. You won’t be sorry!
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