Nasty Miter Key Slot Jig

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Project by dragonnotes posted 04-30-2012 01:02 AM 2020 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This has go to be the ugliest jig ever made. But, beauty is not what on the inside but how the thing works, and it does work well.
It mostly consists of a door that I picked out of someone’s garbage, (which my wife makes fun of me for,) and some 2 by scraps. The stop, as you can see, is a sophisticated invention of a scrap, and a C clamp, from Harbor Freight to top it all off.
The nicest part of the whole thing are the oak runners, also from someone’s garbage.
One man’s trash is woodworkers jig material.

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#1 posted 04-30-2012 01:45 AM

If it gets the job done , who cares what it looks like ?
Oh , that reminded me to call my GF…thanks : )

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#2 posted 04-30-2012 04:10 PM

In this case, my current signature says it all.

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#3 posted 04-30-2012 10:30 PM

For a jig, it’s not expected to win any beauty contests, as long as it works. That looks like it will do the job, and just think how many nice projects this will help you create. Trust me I’m no prize, but I produce better than I look, LOL

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

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#4 posted 05-28-2012 12:45 PM

You should enter this into our jig contest! Email photos along with your LJ name to You might win!

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#5 posted 10-18-2013 12:57 PM

If it works it is great. IMHO shop fixtures and furniture need to useful not beautiful.

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