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This is my thin rip jig. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
Copied/adapted from several different designs. Kept it simple Found another use for one of my hand-made knobs.
Mar 20, 2014
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#1 posted 03-20-2014 04:27 PM
Brilliant! I need to make a jig for cutting splines. I love joining picture frames with splines because they just look awesome in my opinion and I hate to use brads or nails or any other hardware to fasten the frame corners. But I do not have a bandsaw yet and cutting splines on my table saw (I am still just learning all this great woodworking stuff) has been a bunch of trials and few tribulations. :)
-- Have a happy day!
#2 posted 03-20-2014 06:34 PM
Thanks. I agree it’s brilliant, but any brilliance involved is definitely not mine. Here are some plans for a much fancier version.
I took some inspiration from that, and from a few other similar builds I’d seen around the web.
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#3 posted 03-20-2014 09:30 PM
very cool, great work
-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---etsy.com/shop/SussmanWoodworking--
#4 posted 03-20-2014 09:43 PM
So I just went to use this for the first time and realized the arm didn’t reach over as far as I needed it to. No big deal, I just made the slot a little bit longer. But if you make one, plan it so that the arm can just about reach the blade.
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#5 posted 03-20-2014 10:06 PM
Sweet. Much better than spending the $25 at rockler.
-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov
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#6 posted 03-21-2014 04:22 AM
Nice job. One of these has been on my shop to-do list forever.It’s a great shop jig that should be in every woodworker’s arsenal.I’ll probably build it when I need to cut a bunch of 1/4” strips for edge banding. :-)
-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.
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#7 posted 03-21-2014 10:43 AM
-- -- Cheers, Don K. (Michgan's Kewenaw peninsula)
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#8 posted 03-21-2014 12:07 PM
Nice jig. A safe method for thin strips. Thanks for posting.
-- Steve, South Carolina, http://www.finewoodworkingofsc.com
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#9 posted 03-21-2014 12:14 PM
Nice design well executed. It’s amazing how everything old is new again. Simple is always better – and timeless.
-- Life is what happens to you while you are planning better things -Mark Twain
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#10 posted 03-21-2014 03:20 PM
As for bearings, I use the guide bearing off one of my router bits. Easy to remove and use with a 1/4-20 bolt.
-- If we learn from our mistakes, I should be a genius!
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