|Project by woodshaver (Tony)||posted 08-09-2012 01:09 AM||10635 views||98 times favorited||34 comments|
I made this jig to cut saddles in the stool seat’s I was making for my daughter. I built this in about 30 minutes.
I had no idea about how to do this so I just put my Woodworking thinking Cap on and one thing led to another kinda? And I ended up with this jig.
I laid a 1”x4” board on my workbench marked the center then marked the dimensions of the long edge of the seat blank on the board. I took a long stick put a nail in the end of it and drew an arc that look like what I wanted for my seat. Then used my band saw to cut the arc on the two 1”x4” lengths of some cheap strapping. Then I made the frame and cross cradle for the router. I used all scrap wood and some sheet rock screws to put it togeter then screwed the arc to the roll around table.
The pictures tell the rest of the story. This was my first time doing this task. The Jig worked better then I expected. Oh! and the stools came out ok too!
Stool plans here by Mac.
I made a few stools without the steps. Makes a good bar stool.
In the plan the (see) “Dowel Stops”. they were an after though, they are not need and will only get in the way of your work. Just leave them out if you plan on building this jig
-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!