Small detail cutting jigs

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Project by Norman1 posted 436 days ago 1618 views 10 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 436 days ago

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 436 days ago

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 436 days ago

That is so cool. I love it.

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#4 posted 436 days ago

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

-- -- Chad -- T&C Woodworks

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#5 posted 436 days ago

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 436 days ago

+1 to 12strings question

these look great!


-- cut it twice and it's still too short...

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#7 posted 435 days ago

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 435 days ago

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.

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