LumberJocks

Shop Made thin strip ripping jig, DRO version

  • Advertise with us
Project by corydoras posted 698 days ago 6067 views 47 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-<





14 comments so far

View bobasaurus's profile

bobasaurus

1123 posts in 1683 days


#1 posted 698 days ago

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

View MT_Stringer's profile

MT_Stringer

1548 posts in 1730 days


#2 posted 698 days ago

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

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

View LumberingWoodworker's profile

LumberingWoodworker

49 posts in 850 days


#3 posted 698 days ago

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

View DanoP's profile

DanoP

135 posts in 838 days


#4 posted 698 days ago

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.

-- We've got enough youth. Let's search for a fountain of smart.

View handmade24's profile

handmade24

30 posts in 715 days


#5 posted 698 days ago

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

-- The price of the project can be found in the smiles of those who receive it. Some things are priceless.

View 69BBNova's profile

69BBNova

304 posts in 715 days


#6 posted 698 days ago

I LOVE IT!!!

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

Thanks for posting.

View tool_junkie's profile

tool_junkie

206 posts in 1028 days


#7 posted 698 days ago

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!

View corydoras's profile

corydoras

102 posts in 996 days


#8 posted 698 days ago

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

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

View Martyroc's profile

Martyroc

2708 posts in 805 days


#9 posted 698 days ago

great idea, and nice jig.

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

View helluvawreck's profile

helluvawreck

14581 posts in 1366 days


#10 posted 698 days ago

Nice jig; congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

View MT_Stringer's profile

MT_Stringer

1548 posts in 1730 days


#11 posted 697 days ago

Cool beans. Thanks for the link.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

View CalgaryGeoff's profile

CalgaryGeoff

913 posts in 981 days


#12 posted 695 days ago

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.

View nomercadies's profile

nomercadies

495 posts in 838 days


#13 posted 695 days ago

Such cooperation. Thank you all.

-- Chance Four "Not Just a Second Chance"

View StumpyNubs's profile

StumpyNubs

5967 posts in 1299 days


#14 posted 689 days ago

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

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase