|Project by Woodbridge||posted 05-31-2012 03:07 AM||6309 views||22 times favorited||15 comments|
I am in the process of making a Maloof style rocker (using Charles Brocks plans) and have gotten to stage where i need to make seven spindles.
Rather than spend lots of time with my portable belt sander to get them to the proper shape before final shaping I decided to make a simple template jig that I could use with my router. Since I need to make seven the same I thought a jig would be a useful tool. Since the spindles are relatively high (about 1.5”) and quite narrow, the jig has three wide tabs to provide stability. The top of the jig is attached the bottom with three threaded knobs. The spindle blank is inserted and lined up with the top template. The spindle blank is held in place with three threaded knobs screwed in from he top. I grinded points on these knobs so the blank is held firm. From the bottom a few finishing nails sit slightly proud of the bottom of the jig and keep the blank from moving. The centre tab prevents routing every part of the spindle so a bit of time is required with the belt sander.
-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario