Bevel jig for picture frames

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Project by ldl posted 404 days ago 3340 views 27 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The knob that locks the blade on my table saw has been broken since I have had it and it is aggravating to tighten so I seldom angle it. I made this jig to bevel the sides of picture frames instead of angling the blade. I can bevel either side of the frame but have to do the front inside before I assy it.

It is a piece of 3/4 plywood for the base with a oak piece for the miter gauge slot. It has a piece of 3/8 plywood for the top sliding piece and angle side. I drilled two holes through bottom base to tighten sliding base down. Then drilled a hole in sliding base to tighten the angle side down. I slotted the holes in sliding base to allow for diff width frames side. I hinged the angle side with a piano hinge mainly cause that’s what I had on hand.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#1 posted 404 days ago

nice idea.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#2 posted 404 days ago

Wow! That’s Cool
You guys amaze me with all your brain power and skill to come up with these Jigs and fixture’s

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#3 posted 404 days ago

Very very nice, thanksssssssss!

-- Dado Sutter

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#4 posted 404 days ago

excellent idea Dewayne, might steal this from you :)

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#5 posted 404 days ago


-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

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#6 posted 404 days ago

Nice jig Dewayne .
Looks like it works good and keep the off cuts from between the fence and blade .

-- Kiefer 松

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#7 posted 404 days ago

Nice jig for cutting those angles between 0 degrees and 45 degrees.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#8 posted 404 days ago

Thanks for the comments guys.

It can also be used to cut angle sides in most anything you can attach to it. I also use it to cut the spline slots in my picture frames by setting the angle side to 90deg and clamping frame at a 45deg to bottom.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#9 posted 403 days ago

Great idea. I wish I would have seen this about 8 months ago. I was making a box and wanted to chamfer the top. The table saw cut would have been too dangerous with the jigs I had available (I like my fingers) so I used a band saw. The cut came out very rough and added a lot of extra work.

-- Bill...Richmond Hill, GA--"83% of all statistics are made up."

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#10 posted 403 days ago

Most excellent jig Dewayne!

I like the variable angle aspect of your jig, very versatile and well thought out.

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Cecil Rogers

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#11 posted 403 days ago

Nice jig… thanks for sharing!

-- Cecil, Orange Park, FL

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#12 posted 403 days ago

Thanks again for the comments.

Sorry Bill, I only built this about a month ago.

Sam I have a SIL that lives in Hillard, Fl.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#13 posted 403 days ago

Cool way to put a bevel on things Dewayne. Versatile too. I like it.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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