|Project by shipwright||posted 01-14-2014 01:15 AM||6065 views||65 times favorited||44 comments|
So this hand tool thing is starting to get out of hand.
I was making some full blind dovetails last week and thought I was doing just fine. I was actually but Patrick Edwards, hand tool guru, said I could do better if I had a miter jack. OK, a miter jack it is. So about two days and $25 worth of box store Oak (and a press clamp borrowed from my veneer press) later here it is.
This is something I have never even dreamed of, truly a creature of the galoot halls where guys like me feel like cowboys at the opera. That’s OK though, I’m here to learn. It turns out that this somewhat simple jig easily creates amazingly perfect miters. ...... who knew? ................and that’s not all. On the back side it serves the same function for 90 degrees. ..... and serves as a clamp for cutting / chopping the dovetail parts of the joint I was making before aiding in the production of the little miter on the corner.
I think I’m going to like this new friend. I’d like you to meet ….... Jack.
EDIT: I should mention I used a plan I found online, from Shop Notes.l
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/