Small detail cutting jigs

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Project by Norman1 posted 05-20-2013 09:27 PM 2007 views 11 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made several different versions of this detail cutting jig that ensures perfect 90 and 45 degree cuts. The jig is held firmly to the bench in the face vice and the different jigs are specifically made to each of the saws that I use when making boxes or other small detail pieces needed such as molding for furniture.

-- Michael A. Norman

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#1 posted 05-20-2013 10:34 PM

Miter box is very useful for hand cut parquetry. You can advance more of its use by just taking a look on my projects where I cut other angles aside from 45 and 90 bevels. Most of my parquetry projects are done with this. Keep it going. Michael.

-- Bert

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#2 posted 05-20-2013 11:36 PM

Bert you have an amazing collection of parquetry projects under you belt. Thanks for pointing me to your projects and the encouragement.

-- Michael A. Norman

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#3 posted 05-20-2013 11:56 PM

That is so cool. I love it.

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#4 posted 05-21-2013 01:03 AM

So simple yet such a great idea! And very well done!!

-- -- Chad -- T&C Woodworks

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#5 posted 05-21-2013 03:18 PM

Question: How did you make the initial cuts in a way that guarantees they are perfect 90 & 45 degrees?

-- I'm strictly hand-tool only...unless the power tool is faster and easier!

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#6 posted 05-21-2013 04:05 PM

+1 to 12strings question

these look great!


-- “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” Pablo Picasso

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#7 posted 05-21-2013 10:22 PM

I clamped wooden blocks to both sides of my saw at the perfect angle after ensuring the initial block was perfectly positioned using a square. The rest was simple because I could only make a perfect cut once the blocks were clamped into position.

-- Michael A. Norman

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#8 posted 05-22-2013 12:22 AM

Nice idea. I have a very small metal miter box for inlay and such. Now I’m thinking how I can attach a stick under it so as to hold it in the vise. By the way, I’m considering a Bad Axe sash saw. How has your expericence been with them.

-- Mark in Va

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