Plywood Holding Fixtures

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 04-10-2014 12:09 AM 2594 views 2 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are a couple of maple plywood fixtures I made today out of necessity to get a couple of jobs done.
The first one is a Band Saw Angle Plate to hold this irregular slab of wood so I can cut a parallel ( & sort of flat) piece for an upcoming project. It is glued and nailed together and just long enough to support the part through the saw. I wound up cutting from both sides so I could clamp the part to the plate for the whole cut. I did not want an screws in the finished slab.

The second one is a 45 degree holding fixture for use in the milling machine to hold a part while I milled a 45 degree bevel on an insert for a table saw. The fixture is screwed and glued together

This insert is going on the Craftsman saw we have in the park in Az. The original steel ( tin) insert that comes with it is too low and not close enough to the blade. This one will be 1/2” aluminum.

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 04-10-2014 12:28 AM

love the jigs, especially when they help you achieve what you need…and they’re fun to make…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#2 posted 04-10-2014 12:50 AM

Any jig that makes your woodworking projects easier is a good thing. Nice work Jim.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#3 posted 04-10-2014 01:08 AM

Way to go Jim!! I love to make jigs and fixtures that make my life easier in the shop! Wish I had a milling machine and a metal lathe I miss’em! I can always go into the shop where I worked and they are good about letting me use theirs but it would be oh so nice to have my own!

I always like your ideas!

Thanks for sharing….........

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#4 posted 04-10-2014 01:55 AM

Oh now you post this….sure could have used one of these when I was bandsaw’n that cherry a month or so back…lol Nice job as always sir.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#5 posted 04-10-2014 02:22 AM

When you need it, you build it. Good work. Just what you need , more jigs.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 04-10-2014 03:54 AM

A couple of good handy jigs Jim, you are never stuck with ideas to help your work. Thanks for sharing.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#7 posted 04-10-2014 07:12 AM

All good Jim. That milling machine sure looks handy too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#8 posted 04-10-2014 10:03 AM

simple and effective, great work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#9 posted 04-10-2014 11:13 AM

Great jig Jim…. I sure could use one of those for my band saw.

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#10 posted 04-10-2014 12:30 PM

nice jigs. double stick tape may work too.

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#11 posted 04-10-2014 03:09 PM

Jim a very nice jig, does it follow the miter slot?

-- Randy - If I'm not on LJ's then I'm making Saw Dust. Please feel free to visit my store location at

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#12 posted 04-10-2014 03:16 PM

Sure wouldn’t mind have a milling machine.
Great work Jim.
Love how you solve your own problems.
Always the best way to go.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#13 posted 04-10-2014 04:57 PM

These look like they will serve the purpose very well … thanks for sharing.

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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#14 posted 04-10-2014 04:57 PM

Thanks for all the nice comments!!

Hi Randy, no the jig does not fit in the miter slot. I can butt it up to the fence, but I followed the line on this one.

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#15 posted 04-10-2014 08:39 PM

Never saw anyone use plywood fixtures on a mill…. any issues with vibration or twisting? Do you think it would hold up to heavier cuts in steel?

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

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