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1749 days ago
Sometimes the simplest jigs turn out to be most useful. Like these Xs I made with 3/4”-wide leftovers I had. Cut them into 3” pieces, cut a half-lap slot in the middle of each, and put them together. Many uses. On its back, it makes a convenient 3/4” spacer that will not tip over when I put something on them. Standing up, its perfect to hold pieces that you are applying finish to, because only the edge is in contact with the bottom of the wood, letting you clean up any accidental dripage.
Another use for the Xs is to lift one edge…
Then I made a rack to hold my guitars on the wall…
Here is the detail. Applied a store-bought string-swing to a piece of oak using the holes provided in the string swing for screws. Applied closer to the vertical edge, in case I want to line up the guitars at the same height, I just take out the dowels, flip it around, and re-attach. I could have put the guitars 6-8’ closer together, but that is another project for another day.
Finally, a tool cabinet. Applied metal sheets to the front, which I then painted with chalkboard paint. I can also apply magnets to hold current projects. It’s not totally square, but I justify this with rushing through the project because I had to move.
Inside the tool cabinet…
I love working with wood!
-- Adapt, improvise, overcome