|Project by scamp238||posted 06-05-2012 11:33 PM||3468 views||12 times favorited||10 comments|
So I am going to build a project for my mom. I will be needing to cover some plywood edges, so I need a jig to safely rip some thin strips. I searched LJ and saw several different takes. I chose this one. I downloaded the plan from WoodSmith and got to work.
The plan was slightly modified to use available materials. The bearing was scavenged from an old pair of roller skates and the guide runners are 3/32 instead of 1/4 because it was easier to make one pass with a thin kerf blade. Pretty much everything else is as the plan called for. I still need to add a scale to gauge the thickness of the strips, but it works fine as it is.
The last picture is my new 12” Incra Precision T-Rule. I picked it up from Rockler for $19.99. The price on the shelf says $41.99, but the internet price was $19.99 and they matched it without question. I used my new toy to lay out this jig and was very happy with it. If you have an extra $20.00, I recommend getting one.
Here is a link to the tool: http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=2091&site=ROCKLER
That was my first visit to Rockler, but it won’t be my last. I felt like a kid in a candy store. I just wish I had enough money to buy one of everything.
Anyway, this isn’t the first one of these posted here, but it is mine and I am happy that it came out so well.
Thanks for looking!
-- Brian, North Georgia