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Forum topic by bluekingfisher posted 04-06-2011 01:24 PM 3147 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-06-2011 01:24 PM

While browsing the internet I came across a tablesaw cove cutting jig on sale at Rockler for under $70. As I live in the UK postage fees would still make this a prohibative purchase for me.

After giving it a close look it doesn’t seem to be out of range of a woodworker to make their own.

I have seen some primitive attempts at making one on the net but look a little makeshift and fiddly to set up.

Does anybody have one? (Rockler or similar) and if so, would you mind posting a couple of pictures and dimensions of it for me to have a crack at making one.

It looks like they are made from plastic laminated MDF, is this right?

Thanks Gents


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#1 posted 04-06-2011 02:28 PM

in one of the volumes of wood smith they have the plans for one will email one if i can find it .it is a nice one

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#2 posted 04-07-2011 04:02 AM

All I do is clamp long boards down to the table at the angle I need. I have never seen the need for a jig. If the boards are square and secured well you shouldn’t run into any problems. I use push boards so I don’t put my hands over the blade. But I see how a nice jig could help in setup.

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#3 posted 04-07-2011 05:01 AM

Go to This might be something to consider if you do not want to spend money for a jig.

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#4 posted 04-07-2011 05:12 AM

Not a jig, but if tablesaw cove methods interest you,
here’s a cove calculator you might want to check out:

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#5 posted 04-07-2011 05:32 AM , i just read this article and it has the charts for set ups

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#6 posted 04-07-2011 09:15 AM

Many thanks fellahs, I’ll have a look at the links you have offered, as mentioned I would like something with a little permanance and easy of set up.

I tried the boards method wseand, it just seemed a right fiddle to to get the initial board at the correct angle, clamp to the table top and line up the second board.

I have only made a couple of items requiring an oversize moulding, never the less I’m sure I’ll need to make more in the future, hence my reluctance to spend the money at this stage. I thought I would give it a go first off as I seem to have the majority of the hardware anyway.

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#7 posted 04-07-2011 10:26 PM

I guess so, thats why I was hoping to build one of my own, shouldn’t be too difficult, just thought someone may have a had one so I could get some dimensions. Failing that, from the picture, I’ll make it up as I go along

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