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BroncoBrian

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01-10-2019 02:50 AM

Topic tags/keywords: router jig router sled

I want to work on making some jigs this month and am wondering if some of you who have something you love would be willing to snap a photo and post them here.

Specifically your favorite jig or sled for the bandsaw and the router table.

I also came across this video a few minutes ago and got a kick out of it. It is in German and the guy built a router sled to rival all router sleds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b95apXHQjrg

-- A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer.


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HokieKen

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#1 posted 01-10-2019 08:14 PM

This isn’t for the router table, but it is for the router :-)

I don’t use it a lot but when I’m dealing with wood that’s too big to run across the jointer or dealing with endgrain as shown in the picture, I’m mighty glad I spent a couple hours and some leftover plywood to throw it together!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#2 posted 01-11-2019 01:11 AM

WOW!

That Link was the START of a trip to Jig Dreamland!!

COOL Stuff!!

I just muted the German ones… it was easier to just watch & really didn’t have to HEAR him…

You are going to Have Fun!

I think I will too!

Thank you for That Link! Opening a Big Door to more Cool Stuff!!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Kelly

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#3 posted 01-11-2019 06:24 AM

My dado jig. Unlike others, you don’t have to bring any clamps and it blows through dados.

https://www.instructables.com/id/Router-Dado-Jig/

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#4 posted 01-11-2019 06:26 AM

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#5 posted 01-11-2019 06:32 PM

Kelly – is that used to set the width of the dado and then use a router bit to match the width?

-- A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer.

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#6 posted 01-11-2019 06:56 PM

The plywood represents or is a piece that will drop into the dado or groove, so makes a perfect, zero error set up gauge.

As to making the dado, just use any [quarter inch or larger] template bit (bearing on top and the same size as the bit) for fool proof cuts.

This dado guide is a “what you see is what you get” jig, so you can just set it on the lines and you’ll get dados the size of the lines.

To move it to the next line, just back off the built in handle clamp, move it to the next line(s), give the clamp a turn and go for it.

It kind of amazes me so few were impressed with this jig. In fact, several tried to point out other, far more complex jigs to play this one down.

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#7 posted 01-11-2019 07:20 PM

I agree that’s a very handy jig Kelly. I made on a few years ago but made it for a one-off job so it wasn’t durable or adjustable. But, it worked marvelously. I need to remember to build one like yours when my plywood scrap pile builds back up :-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#8 posted 01-11-2019 09:53 PM

Kelly, I did not catch the built in clamp on your dado jig at first. That is a great idea! Do you have some more detail on how you incorporated the clamp. I am not quite able to figure it out from the instructable. Did you actually imbed part of the clamp in the plywood?

Thanks, George

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#9 posted 01-11-2019 10:42 PM

All I did was unpin a 6” HF clamp, drilled a hole in the plywood just big enough for the clamp rod to go through, then used a T-nut on the inside, for the rod to thread into and through.

I countersunk the area of the T-nut and swiveling clamp face, so they would recess and not impede squaring the jig.

It’s much easier than I make it sound.

I’ll shoot a photo.

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#10 posted 01-11-2019 11:27 PM

Your bandsaw sled is unique from most I’ve seen too Kelly. Really like the simplicity of incorporating the F clamp in there.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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gtrgeo

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#11 posted 01-12-2019 01:05 AM

Ha! I hadn’t even thought about attempting to find a t-nut that matches the threads on a HF clamp. I have a few of those old wooden handle clamps from early in my woodworking expeditions I could part out for this.

Thanks!

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#12 posted 01-12-2019 02:48 AM

These are good. I am curious if any of you have built a sled for a router table that utilizes the miter slot. Most of the tables have a t-slot and miter slot combo.

-- A severed foot is the ultimate stocking stuffer.

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#13 posted 01-12-2019 05:24 AM

I did make a coping sled for my router table. I’ll try to remember to grab a pic of it tomorrow…

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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