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Modular table-saw fence carriage jig

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Project by ADHDan posted 284 days ago 1388 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After trying (and failing) to modify my homemade tenoning jig to increase its functionality, I decided to make a modular fence-saddle jig instead. The base carriage has a flat face with various bolt-holes so that I can attach different face jigs. Pictured here: an adjustable tenoning jig and a spline jig. In my tiny shop, this is much more efficient than having dedicated jigs for each application. Now I just need to think of some more jigs that slide along the fence!

-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.





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gfadvm

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#1 posted 283 days ago

The “base carriage” with attachable jigs is a great idea.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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woodenwarrior

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#2 posted 283 days ago

I have a question for you. I have a similar Rigid saw and in my experience, I found any fence saddle-type jig to be a bit on the wobbly side due to the narrow nature of the Rigid fence. Have you had the same problems? If not, how did you remedy them? The only way that I found to stabilize the jig was to build in a plate that runs parallel to the table on the bottom of the right hand side of the jig.

-- Do or do not...there is no try - Master Yoda

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ADHDan

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#3 posted 283 days ago

I built the carriage around the fence and clamped/screwed it tight, but I inserted paper shims to keep it from pulling in too tight. When I pulled the shims out, the carriage fit snugly but still rode the fence without much force.

-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.

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dnick

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#4 posted 282 days ago

Nice jig. Really like how you’re saving space.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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