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03-31-2008 09:47 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jig

I am working on a TS sled and attachments. Almost done I will post when done.

Question is how do i finish? or do I.

I is just a jig! on the other hand we do put pride into all that we make right!!!!!!

-- I get out in the shop when I can

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#1 posted 04-01-2008 12:23 AM

I have started finishing my jigs with wipe on poly. It is an extra step but it helps protect and seal the plywood. It also makes it slide easier.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#2 posted 04-01-2008 03:01 AM

I try to put a finish on all my jigs just to try to keep the moisture out of them.

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#3 posted 04-01-2008 09:43 AM

I don’t bother as long as the jig works thats all I need.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 04-01-2008 01:39 PM

do or don’t, up to you

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#5 posted 04-01-2008 04:26 PM

I never do.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 04-01-2008 04:38 PM

I don’t finish it unless it’s something that I’m going to use a LOT or it was complicated to build, and I don’t want moisture screwing it up. Even then, I keep it simple.

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#7 posted 04-01-2008 04:42 PM

Is it plywood? If so don’t worry, if hard wood, you might want to put some tung or danish oil on it….

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#8 posted 04-01-2008 04:56 PM

If you are using good plywood like Baltic Birch for your TS sled, finish is not necessary. However, It would be a good idea to wax the miter slot runners with Johnson’s paste wax.

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#9 posted 04-01-2008 05:26 PM

Thankyou for your comments
I think I will wipe some danish oil on fences, edges and bottom and then wax bottom. the deck is hard board and I think it will be all right besides it is replaceable.

-- I get out in the shop when I can

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