|Forum topic by Allen||posted 04-29-2008 02:04 PM||2499 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
04-29-2008 02:04 PM
I have been a very lazy Lumberjock of late and shame on me. Between home stuff, school stuff, work stuff and rambunctious three year old boy stuff I’ve been scrambling just to squeeze time in my shop, never mind getting online. Oy veh…
Anyhow, I’m starting a set of dining room chairs and, as I build the 1st one, am making the jigs I need as I go along to speed up the other five. As I was bandsawing out the back legs of the first chair I remembered seeing a piece in a magazine about making a rub block for the bandsaw which functions kind of like the bearing on a flush trim bit. You attach the template of the piece to the wood, the block follows the template and cuts a duplicate piece leaving a uniform amount of wood to trim off at the router table.
Problem is, I can’t remember which magazine or even how recently it was. The jig/block itself is a pretty simple idea, just a block with a rounded edge to follow the template, notched out to fit around the bandsaw blade. What I can’t remember is how to attach the flippin’ thing to the saw. I’ve seen “duplicating pins” on Rockler’s and Lee Valley’s website that are sold to be attached via hardware directly to the upper blade guard/guide assembly but I’d rather not spend $20 on an item I can make in a few minutes with any number of different pieces of scrap wood I have laying about.
So, anyone done the rub block thing before? Anyone remember this article? Suggestions are much appreciated and I promise to be a better LJ in the future. I’m about three projects behind in posting pictures, etc. Hopefully work will be calming down soon and school will be done and out for summer in 5 weeks, or when I finish the Chippendale chest of drawers that I’m making there, whichever comes first.
Thanks as always,
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