|Project by Kevin||posted 09-29-2012 12:47 PM||4649 views||35 times favorited||20 comments|
I’ve been busy making cutting boards for a show. I had so many to do I wanted a quicker safer way to cut the strips off of the glued up panel. This is what I came up with. Its simple but works great. Before, I was cutting the srips against the table saw fence. Then I thought about using the sled, which makes the cut much easier and a lot faster, but just using a stop block didn’t give the strip enough support to not move around during the cut. This was really a problem when I got the the end of the glued up panel. Like you can see in the 3rd picture this jig solves that problem. It is just as easy and safe to cut the last strip off as the first. So this jig supports the strip the whole length plus the hold down holds it in place so my fingers don’t have to be close to the cut. I’m thinking about adding some t-track to my sled so I can move the jig around on the t-track instead of clamping it in place. I just made over 15 cutting boards in the last 5 days and the jig works fine. Thanks for looking.
-- Measure twice, cut once, then rout a whole bunch