|Project by DaveTPilot||posted 02-06-2013 02:36 AM||2444 views||15 times favorited||6 comments|
I was organizing my new workshop when I came across this jig that I had built a couple of years ago. It was too long, the tapering side bowed in when I used it and it would tip toward the blade during cuts, especially if the jig was riding over the miter slot.
I put the cleaning and organizing on hold for a little while and made some modifications. First, I cut almost 12” from the length. That made it much more manageable.
To solve the bowing tendency, I added a piece of aluminum channel I had kicking around. The channel is made for thinner stock so I cut a rabbet on both sides to accommodate. That worked great! No more bowing.
To cure the tipping tendency, I made a fence rider. The jig is very stable now and tapering is a snap.
A piece of angle would work just as well, but I used what I had and am very pleased with the results. I gave it a coat of my usual treatment for shop projects….Thompson’s Water Seal – Honey Gold.
-- How valuable is time to a person who spends his disparaging the beliefs of others? --David Berthelette www.pilotwoodworks.com