Simple Thin Rip Jig

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Project by jap posted 03-30-2013 02:37 PM 2966 views 16 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I tried to keep this as simple as possible. The piece that goes into the miter stop stays put by friction. I used a longer bolt than necessary so that when you tighten the nut, you can hold the end of the bolt to keep it from spinning. I made the slot for adjusting the thickness of the cut by securely clamping the piece of wood to the table and raising the blade, much like making a zero clearance insert. I had a bearing a a rod that fit snugly inside it, so i used them.

-- Joel

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Jim Rowe

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#1 posted 03-30-2013 02:52 PM

Nice one! Will it also work on a bandsaw for cutting veneers?

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#2 posted 03-30-2013 03:22 PM

I’m sure it would Jim, but sadly i don’t own a bandsaw yet.

-- Joel

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#3 posted 03-30-2013 05:19 PM

Very nice idea. Along with a zero clearance plate you are off to the races.

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#4 posted 03-30-2013 08:33 PM

Good point Oakwood, I do have a ZCI it just wasn’t installed at the time of the photo

-- Joel

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#5 posted 03-31-2013 12:32 AM

Nice and simple design to make .
will come in handy many times .

-- Kiefer 松

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#6 posted 03-31-2013 03:34 AM

so an excuse to buy a bandsaw :)...i used mine to cut some splines for my picture frames,very handy to have in the shop indeed…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#7 posted 03-31-2013 07:52 PM

Looks neat. I’ve wished for something like this in the past.

I still don’t quite understand how it works on the TS though…

I like the Freudian slip about the “miter slop” too! On our Ridgid TS, that’s quite appropriate.

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#8 posted 04-01-2013 01:24 AM

Great looking jig. I made one and have Been meaning to post it will try to do it this week. Keep up the good work

-- Bryant north carolina

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#9 posted 08-02-2013 11:32 AM

Nice and simple. Luv it

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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