|Project by Rex B||posted 09-28-2012 04:33 PM||5073 views||38 times favorited||9 comments|
I’ve got some plywood shelving projects planned, and will need to rip some thin strips to edge-band everything. This simple jig should come in very handy. I built it based on an online plan from Woodsmith Magazine. It only took about an hour to complete.
The jig consists of a runner that fits into your saw’s miter slot and a large adjustable stop with a slot cut in it. I made both out of scraps of oak I had around. First I drilled and countersunk the runner for a 1/4-20×1.5” FH screw, then I cut a step in it to prevent the stop block from rotating during a cut. Finally, I cut a bandsaw kerf along the centerline of the runner so that it can expand and lock in place when the screw is tightened. I cut the slot in the stop block at the router table, then cut the end to a point and sanded it slightly round.
A jig like this simply provides a reference point to get consistent thin rips to the left side of the blade while moving the fence for each cut. It will definitely see a lot of use in my shop.