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Forum topic by Zuki posted 1684 days ago 1072 views 1 time favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Topic tags/keywords: zuki stupid jig

I posed a question over here and my LJ friends, true to form, came up with many solutions. This is what I did.

I dug into my scrap pile and made this jig. You can see two of the blocks I wanted to cut in half. They were only ¾ inch thick.

Here are two blocks put in the jig.

The block are 2 ¼ wide so I raised the blade 1 ¼ and ran it through

Here is the first cut. I then took them out of the jig, rotated them 180 degrees, put them back in and ran it through the saw again.

I was then left with this.

Then a quick run over my sanding station.

And I have my Christmas ornament blanks.

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#1 posted 1684 days ago

That’s rather ingenious. I can see a lot of uses for a jig like that.

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#2 posted 1684 days ago

Any jig that retains fingers in their original configuration is a good one.
Nice work on the jig, I hope you show the ornaments.

-- brown shoes don't make it...

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#3 posted 1684 days ago

Wow, nice job!

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#4 posted 1684 days ago

You just HAD to do it, didn’t you? Excellent thinking!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#5 posted 1684 days ago

Great idea.

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Tim Dahn

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#6 posted 1684 days ago

I’m amazed at the ingenuity here at Lumberjocks. Great idea!

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#7 posted 1684 days ago

Good job!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#8 posted 1684 days ago

I say any jig that makes repetitive work simpler is a good jig. Sometimes I think I spend more time making jigs then woodworking….but they are the most useful tools in your arsenal…

Nice job…and another great idea for consideration…

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#9 posted 1684 days ago

That’s simply … Jig-tastic! great job.. good idea..

-- David, New Bedford, ma.

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dennis mitchell

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#10 posted 1684 days ago

I liked the double sided sticky tape chip launching planer plan…what’s a matter feeling chicken.

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#11 posted 1683 days ago

Tks guys. I have only made a couple of jigs to date . . . but this one by far was the quickest . . . and ugliest.

Dennis . . . chicken out . . . you bet. :-)

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