Thin Rip Jig

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Project by luv2learn posted 558 days ago 2769 views 28 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yesterday I posted the Roubo Style Trivet I used my Thin Rip Jig to ensure that all the pieces were ripped to a uniform width. It dawned on me that perhaps some of my fellow LJs would like to see how this simple jig is built. So here it is. I built this a few years ago.

I got the plans from one of my woodworking magazines but I don’t remember which one. It was either Woodsmith, Shopnotes, or American Woodworker. As is usually the case I used scrap material on hand. The base and slide are made from 3/4” particle board with a melamine finish on one side. It is approximately 10 1/2” x 16”. The guide for the table saw track fastened to the bottom of the base is oak. I used a recessed 1/4”x2 1/4” carriage bolt to keep the sliding portion of the jig secure to the base. The top of the base and the bottom of the slide are dadoed to accommodate two oak alignment rails.

The reason the bed of the jig is so long is because I used to have a stamped steel extension wing on my table saw. The end of the sled aligned with the end of the steel wing. All I had to do to secure the jig was to clamp it to the extension. I have since replaced the steel extension with a wider wooden one so now I have to use hold downs to secure the jig.

There are no hard, fast dimensions to this jig, just build it to fit your saw.

Thanks for looking!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#1 posted 558 days ago

Hello luv2learn

A very nice jig for a fantastic project ( trivet)

I will try to make a trivet like yours ( The jig before !!!)

Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#2 posted 558 days ago

Great looking jig. I’ve been thinking about making one of these for various projects and I’m going to use yours as the starting (and probably ending) point. Thanks for sharing.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 558 days ago

Thank you for posting. It’s a good idea and a good jig to have in the shop. Where would we be without jigs?

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#4 posted 558 days ago

Pretty cool Jig L2L.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#5 posted 558 days ago

This looks like a great jig to have in the shop.
Lee I did a search for your jig and found this Woodsmith PDF Plan. Could this be the one?
Nice job on this jig and thank you for sharing it!

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

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#6 posted 557 days ago

that looks solid and thx for posting…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#7 posted 557 days ago

Cool build, I’ve been needing one for years. Your design will have a twin over here. Thanks for posting.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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#8 posted 557 days ago

Very cool. I need to have one of these since I have started doing a lot of work that requires those cuts. Thanks for posting it.

-- Tommy,

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#9 posted 557 days ago

Nice jig. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#10 posted 557 days ago

nice looks safe!

-- Patrick

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#11 posted 557 days ago

You may want to use an ultra thin kerf blade to get the most slices. This one has a .093” kerf.

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#12 posted 555 days ago

Thin is in…Very kool.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#13 posted 472 days ago

Looks like a great jig …. If I only had a table saw with an accurate fence .. My R4512 does not do to well in the fence accuracy department.

-- Fred Stellabotte (

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