Candy Cane Christmas Light Jig

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Project by missingdigitworkshop posted 12-09-2012 04:52 AM 1869 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this jig to cut identical slots in 1/2” PVC.
It’s made from a piece of scrap 2×4 and a 3/4 dowel. There is a 3/4 hole drilled down to 1/4 of going through the 2×4. A 1 1/4 kerf is cut through the center of the base which also passes through the center of the 3/4 hole. A dowel was added as a handle.

To use the jig you just drop in a section of PVC pipe and push it through the table saw. I use the PVC and the dowel as handles. What you have is a 1” slot cut through the center of the PVC.

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 12-09-2012 05:30 AM

Good project

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 12-09-2012 12:51 PM

Quick easy and safe! Good idea!

-- Tony C UAW, St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#3 posted 12-09-2012 12:55 PM

Great idea for make a clean repeatable slot!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 12-09-2012 01:07 PM

Nice simple jig.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#5 posted 12-09-2012 04:46 PM

Great simple idea to make the day go by more easily!

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