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Project by Sandra posted 356 days ago 4061 views 43 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since making my first two cutting boards, I’ve had a pattern for the next one, with triangles, bouncing around in my head.
First however, I had to figure out how to rip the stock into accurate, repeatable triangles.

I read many posts on here and elsewhere, and decided on this jig:
http://www.davidreedsmith.com/articles/trianglediamondripsled/trianglediamondripsled.htm

David Reed Smith gives very detailed instructions and provides easy to follow diagrams. However, he has a right tilt saw and mine is left, so I had to make the necessary changes.

The base is made of 3/4” plywood on two maple runners. The rest of the parts are birch and maple, leftover from my bench build.

The fence to the left of the blade is adjustable. For triangles, the edge facing the blade is an upside down 45 degree angle. For diamonds, I would flip the fence over, to have the 90 degree side facing the blade.

The hold down adjusts to the thickness of the stock being ripped by sliding on a bolt in the rear of the sled.
The plans call for a bushing turned on the lathe, but the star knob seems to work just fine.

Photo 4 – shows stock in place, ready to be ripped.

Photo 5 shows my first attempts. The scraps I used were not of identical thicknesses, so the triangles aren’t exactly the same.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.





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steliart

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#1 posted 356 days ago

This is an excellent sled for its purpose
very well done

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

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Roger Clark aka Rex

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#2 posted 356 days ago

Nice sled sandra, another jig to your arsenal.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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waho6o9

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#3 posted 356 days ago

Most excellent

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Mainiac Matt

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#4 posted 356 days ago

nice job…. we’ll have to start calling you the jig meister!

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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Sandra

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#5 posted 356 days ago

To market, to market to buy a fat pig
Home again home again, jiggety jig.

Thanks guys. I proclaimed this week to be ‘jig week’ in the shop and am happy with what I got done.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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MShort

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#6 posted 355 days ago

This is a great jig. Thanks for posting !!!!!

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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exit116

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#7 posted 355 days ago

nice

-- Money: if you do not have fun earning it, have fun spending it, I do not enjoy spending it so I have fun earning it.

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DamnYankee

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#8 posted 355 days ago

Cool idea…had to read your destription to figure out how you’d use it.

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Shawn Masterson

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#9 posted 355 days ago

nice sled, but my first thought was cheese slicer

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JL7

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#10 posted 355 days ago

This is very clever…...looking forward to seeing the projects that come out….

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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Andy

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#11 posted 355 days ago

Very nice jig!

-- If I can do it, so can you. www.artboxesbyandy.com

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DIYaholic

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#12 posted 355 days ago

It’s only Thursday and you’re already “Gittin’ Jiggy”!!! What’s in store for the weekend??? ;^)

Looks like it will do what you want it to do. Good going.

I’m looking forward to seeing what’s in your head, turned into (semi)reality!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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Sandra

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#13 posted 355 days ago

Shawn – my first thought was guillotine.. it is an odd hold down.

Randy. I think my week is officially over. Tomorrow is dubbed ‘recovery day’...

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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helluvawreck

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#14 posted 355 days ago

Sandra, you did a fine job on this jig. 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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JoeinGa

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#15 posted 355 days ago

”but my first thought was cheese slicer”
“Shawn – my first thought was guillotine”

First thing came to my mine is one of those paper cutters we used back in school.

Oh, by the way Sandra, you said “Photo 6 shows my first attempts. ...”
Psssst! There aint no photo 6 !

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