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My jig for the Stumpy Jig Contest

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Project by WoodworkingGeek posted 685 days ago 5087 views 36 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my jig for the contest. I call it the wood jack jig.The jig is used for supporting a work piece that sits on top of the wood that is clamped in a vice, like when tracing the tails of a dovetail to the pin board. Its nicer than trying to adjust the work to you hand plane since you adjust the jig to the work piece! Or you could use it when drilling and screwing in a butt joint! The jig is not complicated to make. I got the idea from shopnotes. I just used scrap around the shop. This is a great time to use those small pieces of ply that you don’t want to throw out! I used 3/4’’ pine ply for all the parts. The little knob is for locking everything down. I didn’t have a plastic knob so I just made my own! Gave it a sand put some polly on it along with some wax and it’s done! If you need to support some extra large wood you can make more than one.
I love this jig, I think it’s a real time saver!





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SirFatty

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#1 posted 685 days ago

That is a great idea… beats stacking small pieces of wood (that either fall or get knocked over). Thanks for posting!

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DocSavage45

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#2 posted 685 days ago

Let Stumpy know. Nice and simple. I might have used some plastic handled knobs but maybe they would be too big?

Interesting that we have all this ‘good wood” laying around? :-)

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Roger

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#3 posted 685 days ago

Oh yea. I could see where this could come in handy. Nice

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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eddie

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#4 posted 685 days ago

i like this jig ,very handy indeed

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DamnYankee

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#5 posted 685 days ago

What a COOL jig….shop here I come!

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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HillbillyShooter

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#6 posted 685 days ago

Good idea—I can see using that behind my Leigh dovetail jig.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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davidroberts

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#7 posted 685 days ago

I think you are onto something here. If the “elbow” could raise and lower a small platform, say 4”x4” or so, just a few inches and keep it level, I bet you would have a marketable jig. Of course, the average DIY would copy it for their shop, por ejemplo Kerfmaker, doh.

-- God is Great, Wood is Good. nuff said.

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Ryan Haasen

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#8 posted 685 days ago

Very innovative idea!

-- Ryan

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Douwe

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#9 posted 685 days ago

Great thinking! Nice jig.
Guess I will see it in action overhere in a short time.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Douwe

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DamnYankee

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#10 posted 684 days ago

Congrats on #1 and the badge!

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#11 posted 684 days ago

Great idea, nice jig

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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Chris P

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#12 posted 684 days ago

Awesome idea, add it to my list!

-- Chris, Long Island, http://northsummitblog.wordpress.com

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Sylvain

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#13 posted 684 days ago

For the dovetail marking, without a platform, it works even if the top of the other board is not perfectly horizontal (assuming the worbench is horizontal).

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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Michael Wilson

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#14 posted 684 days ago

I can’t think of a single reason not to make a couple/few of those when I get home tonight.

Thanks for posting it. o/

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jcoulam

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#15 posted 681 days ago

Cool Jig, LJs are pretty clever!

-- Jeff Coulam, Lakeway Texas

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