|Project by Jim Rowe||posted 05-15-2012 02:51 PM||3515 views||11 times favorited||10 comments|
A couple of weeks ago I posted a project showing my version of a Mini Moxxon vise for making dovetails on boxes and also for holding small workpieces for planing.
As a continuation of this theme I thought that I would add this dovetail paring jig that goes with the Moxxon. There have been many of these jigs in the past, so mine isn’t anything revolutionary apart from the addition of an UHMW strip to the clamping bar to give a smooth ride for the chisel and also to help with the site location of the cutting line. I also included a piece from a self healing cutting mat to make life a little easier on the chisel edges.
The piece of wood to be pared for the tails is clamped under the cross bar in the usual way – Small pic 2.
My workspace is quite restricted so I was able to “nest” the paring jig with the I-beam feature of the Moxxon – small pic 3.
Both pieces then fit snuggly inside an open ended box for storage when not in use.
I made all of these pieces from scraps of MDF and plywood that were hanging around with nothing to do.
I hope this is of interest.
-- It always looks better when it's finished!