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08-27-2008 05:04 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor question jig

You have 48 hours to guess this easy … What is it?

Answer : These are stops I made for my auxiliary fence on my router table. They allow me to make stop dados I use in my box tops and bottoms.

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#1 posted 08-27-2008 05:06 PM

I got it!

Adjustable mail slots

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#2 posted 08-27-2008 05:24 PM

It is a guide for the table saw when cutting boxes apart…

Or a pair of matching paddles.

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#3 posted 08-27-2008 06:01 PM

two pieces of wood with slots in them and two black plastic like thingies with threaded ends.

Yes! I won…

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#4 posted 08-27-2008 06:16 PM

They are the cure for all known incurable diseases? Looks like a set up for cutting dadoes.

-- making sawdust....

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#5 posted 08-27-2008 06:38 PM

Are they sliding breadboard supports? My second guess would be an adjustable router fence

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#6 posted 08-27-2008 06:49 PM

They are for truing one edge of a board on the TS.

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#7 posted 08-27-2008 06:51 PM

A through mortise jig, the bushing on the router rides in the slot.

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#8 posted 08-27-2008 09:29 PM

Is It a jig used by Africans to fit large wooden disks to their wifes lips???Alistair

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#9 posted 08-27-2008 10:34 PM

A ladies curler clip. LOL
A Dado jig or perhaps a T/S jig for putting a straight edge on uneven planks.

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#10 posted 08-28-2008 04:18 AM

how about a jig to hold a planer blade for sharpening???

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#11 posted 08-28-2008 04:28 AM

maybe a jig meant to hold a stack of veneer for straight edging with a router?
The whole sliding thing has me stumped. You wouldn’t need it to slide if it were meant to hold something for straight lining. My second guess would have been a hold down for routing. (kinda like a feather board meant to hold the stock down to the table, not to the fence.)
perhaps kindling?

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#12 posted 08-28-2008 01:51 PM

. said something inappropriate. thought better of it. sad, sad, panda . . .

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#13 posted 08-29-2008 03:57 PM

The answer is above. Some of you were very close.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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#14 posted 08-29-2008 04:24 PM

Neat idea! What is the purpose of the rabbets on the pieces?


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#15 posted 08-29-2008 05:58 PM

The bottom of the box is captured in the rabbet, allowing it to float, which provides for cycles of expansion/contraction without splitting or busting the box.

Way more elegant than pencil marks on the fence, Odie!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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