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Shop Made thin strip ripping jig, DRO version

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Project by corydoras posted 05-18-2012 08:29 PM 7599 views 49 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Inspired by the ShopNotes thin strip jig I made this, with a modification. a DRO.
Every woodworker knows that ripping thin strips on the right side of the blade (between blade and fence) is no good.
Not sure about how dangerous it actually is, I try to avoid it.
But when ripping multiple strips at a consistent thickness, from a piece of lumber, this ripping jig comes in handy.
I have been using this for a while, and have had good results with it, but I felt something was lacking.
I always had to make a test cut, then use my digital calipers to measure, and do this for every adjustment until I reached desired thickness.

So I added yet another of those Car Tyre Tread Depth Gauge Caliper I got of ebay for 5 bucks, and It made a world of difference.
Just wish they would have been abslolute calipers, meaning they would go back to last measurement when powered on. instead they start at 0.00mm, so I do not get my absolute Origo, but it helps me fine adjust my strip thickness.

Thanx for watching

C

-- ->Growing old is mandatory, Growing up is optional-<





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bobasaurus

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#1 posted 05-18-2012 08:58 PM

This is a fantastic jig idea. I have one of the Rockler versions of the thin rip jig, and I always have to make a lot of test cuts like you say. Your jig would speed up the process and save some wasted material.

-- Allen, Colorado

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MT_Stringer

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#2 posted 05-18-2012 10:16 PM

Looks pretty handy. What issue of Shopnotes is the plan in?
Thanks

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#3 posted 05-18-2012 10:22 PM

Great idea. Something like this would come in handy. Nice work too!

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#4 posted 05-18-2012 10:50 PM

Oh Great! Now look what you have done… another item on the list of things that I have to make.

Great idea and nice craftsmanship. Well done.

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#5 posted 05-18-2012 11:18 PM

I got a Hamilton glider saw used by printers of the old day. It cuts .1458 thousands per index—-simple

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#6 posted 05-19-2012 01:53 AM

I LOVE IT!!!

It will be the first type of jig I’ll build…

Thanks for posting.

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tool_junkie

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#7 posted 05-19-2012 03:58 AM

Great Jig!

For anyone who wants to build off the original plans, here’s the link:

http://www.woodsmithshop.com/download/405/tablesawrippingjig.pdf

-- Looking for a good quality Drill Press and a Cabinet Saw for cheap!

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corydoras

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#8 posted 05-19-2012 08:45 AM

Thank you for all the kind words guys:)
MTStinger; sorry, to mislead you about ShopNotes. A great thanx to tooljunkie for supplying links to the plans….I had a little hard time finding them in the old ShopNotes magz….no wonder, since it was in woodsmith mag:)

C

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#9 posted 05-19-2012 10:27 AM

great idea, and nice jig.

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

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#10 posted 05-19-2012 11:27 AM

Nice jig; congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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MT_Stringer

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#11 posted 05-19-2012 05:42 PM

Cool beans. Thanks for the link.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#12 posted 05-22-2012 05:07 AM

I’m very impressed with this jig. It is certainly going to be something I build too. It should ease the task of cutting splines for boxes and frames. Heck it might even do more.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#13 posted 05-22-2012 05:38 AM

Such cooperation. Thank you all.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

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#14 posted 05-28-2012 12:41 PM

You should enter this into our jig contest! Email photos along with your LJ name to jigcontest@runbox.com. You might win!

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