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Project by CL810 posted 02-21-2014 03:27 AM 5356 views 54 times favorited 34 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In the February issue of Popular Woodworking Jeff Miller wrote an article detailing how to make these. The wood is hard maple and came from scrap left over from a recent build. The vise is a press screw purchased from Rockler and the saw blade is a Stanley Fat Max pull saw blade.

Cutting dead on shoulders is not only easy but very quick. All in all a fun build.

Thanks for looking.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR





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lysdexic

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#1 posted 02-21-2014 03:31 AM

Very well executed. Is there a trick to setting the work piece to the proper height so that all the shoulders are cut the same? Is there some type of stop block method?

-- I love Jeeps

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#2 posted 02-21-2014 03:36 AM

Now this is a cool project.

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#3 posted 02-21-2014 04:06 AM

That’s pretty cool.

Nice work too.

-- Jeff NJ

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#4 posted 02-21-2014 04:18 AM

Lys, you still mark the shoulder with a marking gauge. This is important for two reasons: prevent tearout and a reference line for positioning the board in the vise.

Use a block of wood the same thickness as the sole of the saw to place the wood in the vise by referencing the marking gauge line. The wood is now set and you simply saw all 4 sides.

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#5 posted 02-21-2014 04:28 AM

Just a thought….

If you set your combo square to the same depth as your marking gauge or vice versa, you could use that as a stop. Place the ruler blade on the spacer block vertically. Then raise the work piece in the vise until contacts the the square head. You could do this for every piece with that shoulder dimension. Repeatable without too much eyeballing.

Another thought…...you could just use your marking gauge in the same manner, as long as it uses a cutting disc like a Tite Mark.

That Jeff Miller is a clever fellow.

-- I love Jeeps

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#6 posted 02-21-2014 04:32 AM

Great ideas Scot. Especially since I’ll loose that reference board after every project!

-- "The only limits to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today." - FDR

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#7 posted 02-21-2014 04:44 AM

Sounds like you need to add some bling to the vice in the form of a couple eye bolts and a chain :^)

-- I love Jeeps

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#8 posted 02-21-2014 04:50 AM

I’m reading that article tonight. Pretty interesting so far. Gotta find a screw and some wood. Oh and a project that needs tenons.

-- - Terry

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#9 posted 02-21-2014 05:48 AM

Great idea .

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#10 posted 02-21-2014 09:29 AM

Very handy jig, great implementation too.

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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#11 posted 02-21-2014 12:16 PM

Seriously, mortise in a couple rare earth magnets, one in your spacer block and one into the side of your v

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#12 posted 02-21-2014 01:13 PM

Beautiful vise/jig.
Can the blade be set for depths of cut ?

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#13 posted 02-21-2014 02:30 PM

Awesome build, Clayton! Been wanting something similar…any chance you built two? LOL

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#14 posted 02-21-2014 03:02 PM

Excellent. Your leaving a lot of us in the dust with your dovetails;-)

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#15 posted 02-21-2014 03:12 PM

That’s an excellent concept and a beautiful build. Very nice job indeed.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html

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