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Blog series by robscastle updated 01-11-2019 10:47 AM 4 parts 12964 reads 17 comments total

Part 1: a 67.5 degree Jig

08-14-2013 10:02 AM by robscastle | 1 comment »

In the process of building my Octagonal Slope Sided Serving Tray ( standby for this Project Post as its being a real nightmare to assemble) I needed too add biscuits in the butt joints to reinforce them and make the assembly more stable. The basic details of the tray sides are that they have 40mm rails and 80mm ends with handles in them. I wanted to ensure the joints were robust enough so decided to add “O” size biscuits to reinforce the joints. Now getting a groove cut ...

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Part 2: Jig for the Ute Box Lid

09-04-2015 09:20 AM by robscastle | 4 comments »

I wanted to make a curved lid for my “Ute Box” so I spent most of the day perfecting a “Curved Vice/Clamp” jig to do the job, Backgound: The staved part of the lid has five sections joined by a loose tongue and groove at a joint angle of 10 degrees. Some years ago I made some stave projects and had a steep learning curve trying to glue them all together, in that case I used a plastic cable drum and ratchet straps. This time I wanted to use a curved vice or cl...

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Part 3: Another Shaper Dough Nut or is it Donut?

10-01-2015 08:03 AM by robscastle | 5 comments »

I made this jig to enable me to re-route the common stress relief recesses in floor boards that I was using. I am making a box from floorboard off cuts for a friend as a house warming gift but its an unfinished project at the moment so more on it later.The box has a curved handle on the lid and its the concave section that I needed to do some additional finish work on.First up I clamped up the material that I used for the handle to produce the required curve. It was then upon releas...

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Part 4: Building a Beaded face frame Jig without spending heaps of loot. Pt1.

01-11-2019 10:47 AM by robscastle | 7 comments »

OK I spent $81 AUD on, 1×1/4 Beading bit P/N 42500 $32 AUD and1×1/4 1.5 ” Notching bit P/N 4200 $49 AUD. Now some explanation of the actual bits, if you are not familiar with these bits dont bother trying to understand the packaging markings or try to measure them it will only confuse you more.They do not follow conventional Router bit identification markings. So here we go:-For one they are not 1/4 shanks both are 1/2” The 1/4” on the notching bit act...

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