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Mahogany Table Saw Set Up Jig

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Project by Rick M. posted 08-26-2013 05:42 AM 2401 views 10 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is v.3, made from mahogany (chosen because it is a very stable wood and happen to be the right size). I got the idea months ago from Garage Woodworks and this simple jig has really made my tablesaw easier to use. Previously I always hated moving the blade from 90d because it seemed tricky getting it back square but with this jig it takes me about 1 or 2 seconds. Simply crank the saw to it’s stop, place the jig and make any minor adjustment. It also allows me to set the miter gauge 90d to the blade (not shown in pics), set the fence parallel to the miter slot and check the blade for parallelism to the miter slot.

I would like the dial indicator to set higher and if I can find my aluminum I would like to append a piece to the front where it touches the blade.

Pics:
1. Setting blade to 90d (plastic runner must be removed for this so I screw it to the top to keep from losing it.)
2. Setting fence parallel to miter slot
3. Checking if blade is parallel to miter slot
4. Second version jig (made it too short, would not check the blade/miter gauge slot for parallelism)
5. First version jig

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/





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#1 posted 08-26-2013 08:59 AM

What a great idea!

-- Mike - Northern Upper Michigan

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#2 posted 09-11-2013 07:38 PM

This is a great idea!

-- Marty, http://www.wickedpiggy.com

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