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Project by Greg D posted 478 days ago 2762 views 29 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my take on the thin rip jig. Made with oak & purple heart. I purchased the magswitch awhile back & use them a lot so figured why not makem double duty. The adjustable knob almost wasn’t needed but comes in useful after switching on the magnets. All in all it works excellent & looks good too. Kinda over thought it I think.

Thanks Greg

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"





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Brandon

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#1 posted 478 days ago

This looks excellent, but how does it work?

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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Greg D

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#2 posted 478 days ago

Brandon, This jig allows you to cut thin strips to any size safely. You set the jig up on the opposite side of your fence, so you will be actually cutting the material off. To operate you turn the magnets on to lock it to the table, adjust the bearing so you have your required dimension between the blade and bearing. Place your stock up to your fence & gently kiss the bearing. Then run your material. May take some practice but you’ll love the results.

Greg

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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Jim Rowe

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#3 posted 478 days ago

My job for this weekend. Thanks for posting.
Jim

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

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staryder

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#4 posted 478 days ago

Excellent Job and great post thanks for sharing….

-- Rick.... Fort Worth, Texas

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bondogaposis

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#5 posted 478 days ago

That is a really nice jig, thanks for posting.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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woodbutcherbynight

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#6 posted 478 days ago

Nice jig. Since I found bearings at work I guess I best get busy making a jig.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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madts

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#7 posted 478 days ago

I get it, but why the mallet? Who do you need to beat into submission. Nice job.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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mondak

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#8 posted 478 days ago

If this is your 1st thin strip jig…......you will love it. I made one very simular…....but not near as nice looking as yours.

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489tad

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#9 posted 478 days ago

Nice job. I like the bearing on the end.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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Greg D

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#10 posted 478 days ago

Thank you my fellow LJ’s! While playing with the design I originally had a bolt on the end with a wing nut to make fine adjustments. But after testing didn’t like the friction it was giving the stock. So back to the drawing board. Got a $2 bearing & now it slides like butter. And yes this is my first thin rip jig and going to use it a lot.

Thanks Again!

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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Roger

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#11 posted 439 days ago

Super nice. Gr8 design. Simple, and very effective.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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helluvawreck

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#12 posted 439 days ago

This is a very nicely made jig and will serve you for a good long while. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- 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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Greg D

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#13 posted 439 days ago

Thanks Roger & Charles. It works flawlessly , great combo with the magnets & bearing.

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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Delain

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#14 posted 153 days ago

Very good work, Greg!
Gotta ask you:

How did you make the cutouts for the magswitches?
Did you use two different sized hole saws for the bearing post, or what?

Thanks.

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Greg D

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#15 posted 153 days ago

Delian, For the magswitches I found the closest bit to the small radius & drilled two holes next to each other then used the scroll saw to finish the cut out. As for the bearing, purpleheart is very dense as I’m sure you know. I layed out the bearing and just used the router to cut out a negative of it, then just epoxied the inner tenon to the bearing. It works excellent, I can rip even the smallest stock because the bearing is so close to the table.

-- Greg D, Cen. CA, "Keep it on the Level, Do it Right the First Time!"

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