|Project by NickyP||posted 12-20-2013 08:35 PM||3121 views||5 times favorited||4 comments|
There are tons of designs for these things all over the internet. This one is made all out of hard maple. A 30” piece of 3/4” was resawed on the band saw and planed into two pieces for the router bit fences to 1/4”, and then trimmed to the size of the router once the guide fences were attached. The other components are 2 – 1/2” x 3” x 30” guide fences for the router to ride along and 2 – 5/8” x 2 1/2” x 13 1/2” crossbars. The two slots were mortised out on the mortiser for the 1/4” x 1 1/2” hex bolts and the slot for it were cut with a jig saw, cleaning it up with a chisel. The final shot is how it was screwed and glued it together.
This jig will accommodate just over a 24” wide board. A 3/8” straight cutting router bit was used with the thinking that it would be nice to go that small while two passes will make a 3/4” dado & has the capacity to slot all the way up to two inches.
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