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Jigging in a straight line (a Stumpy Nubs Contest Entry)

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Forum topic by HamS posted 05-31-2012 11:50 PM 1684 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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HamS

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05-31-2012 11:50 PM

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A simple jig to keep my router on the straight and narrow when I need a straight line.

Construction is simple. You need a factory edge from a sheet of plywood. I know I am making the assumption that the factory edge is straight, and NO, it is not accurate to +/- .0005, but then again, neither am I. Glue the fence on square to the factory edge. This is the most demanding part of constructing this jig.

Voila, the jig is finished.

To use, place on a board that needs an edge to be sgtraight and square.

Clamp both ends, and no, Rockler did not pay me for a product placement ad.

Adjust a pattern bit in your router:

Run the router along the factory straight edge and you get a nice clean straight cut.

And it is Square!

-- My mother named me Hamilton, I have been trying to earn my nickname ever since.


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#1 posted 05-31-2012 11:53 PM

Wham bam thank you Ham! Quick n easy, i dig it.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#2 posted 05-31-2012 11:57 PM

Straight lines, the desire of woodworkers everywhere!

Nicely done. Good luck on the contest.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#3 posted 06-01-2012 12:41 AM

Simple and effective…..nice.

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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#4 posted 06-01-2012 05:59 AM

thats a stright up jig nice one Ham ,i use one of those and they work

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#5 posted 06-02-2012 01:04 AM

Nice entry into the contest. Much better than anything I could submit. GOOD LUCK!!!

Now if only I had the time, err, I mean motivation to make a jig. Perhaps I need more coffee!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#6 posted 06-02-2012 01:10 AM

straight forward and very useful ham

in the boat yards we had a straight ply with formica face
and just clamp it to the bulkheads or cabinet parts where needed
as many boat parts don’t have square edges
or can be run thru a saw easily

great jig
well done

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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