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New crosscut panel jig

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Project by Thekiltedcarpenter posted 04-17-2013 09:13 PM 1858 views 10 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found so many inspiring jigs on this site, I had to drop everything and make my own! My old crosscut panel jig is in the background. Quite a difference! I utilized the 5-cut method to set the fence, and it is near dead-on perfect. I built it with 1/2” pre finished birch ply for the base, 3/4” pre finished birch ply sandwiched together for the front and rear fences, and 3/4” bubinga for the bridge and blade guard. 1/4” lexan is used in the bridge and blade guard as well. The runners are hard maple, and toggle clamps to secure 3/4” plywood carcass parts. Up to 24” wide! It’s a beast…31” x 48”. Now I have to create a place to store it!
It isn’t going to win any beauty awards, but it sure is a quantum leap over my old jig…thanks to everybody who has posted crosscut jig pics! Too many people to thank individually, but I studied them all and used as much of your great ideas as possible!

-- Dang! I cut it twice, and it's STILL too short!





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Daiku

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#1 posted 04-18-2013 02:13 AM

Very sexy looking :-) Looks like it would be a very functional jig.

Thanks for posting,

-- Cal Noguchi

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grenger

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#2 posted 04-18-2013 01:25 PM

I like that one, very nice.

-- Gerry (the beginner), Gatineau, QC, Canada

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Thekiltedcarpenter

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#3 posted 04-18-2013 08:39 PM

Thanks very much!

-- Dang! I cut it twice, and it's STILL too short!

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Routerisstillmyname

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#4 posted 04-18-2013 11:05 PM

Smart design. Less weight. No room size safety tail .

-- Router รจ ancora il mio nome.

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