|Forum topic by lew||posted 08-07-2008 11:38 PM||3294 views||6 times favorited||11 replies|
08-07-2008 11:38 PM
I have been trying to make a few cutting boards for Christmas projects. (You Lumberjocks that have posted your work do not have to worry about any competition!) Anyway, I needed to rip a bunch of thin strips for glue ups and thought about the jig, that several folks commented on, from Rockler.
Well, I am cheap. And besides- Rockler ripped off my idea (Woodcraft Magazine Nov. 2005) so, to get even, here is my improved version. It lacks the measuring scale but we all double check with a rulers anyway.
To mount this (and my feather boards) to the table saw, I made some special bolts. Using a washer slightly larger than the Miter gauge slot (my saw has an additional, wider slot at the bottom of the “regular” 3/8” miter slot), I had the washer welded to the head of the bolt. Then ground two flat spots on opposite sides of the washer so it would slide into the bottom slot and not turn. The bold head is 3/8” across so that also locks into the table slot. If you don’t weld and are close to a Technical school- you can probably get this done for nothing. Get a bunch made so you don’t have to switch them every time you change a jig.
You can even get away without buying any knobs by using the information posted by Lumberjock ChuckM http://lumberjocks.com/projects/8920
-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.