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niki

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2642 days ago

Good day

I had it long time in my head and today I did it (after drilling 400mm walls for vents installation).

For the center part I used two 1-9/16” counter top boards (chipboard covered with Formica) and for the sides 18mm plywood covered with Formica (everything from left-overs).

As Vertical rollers I used iron rollers (just found them in the drawer) but if you are planning to roll it on the table, use the plastic ones.

If you are going to make it, may I advise that, first, cut only ONE center part (this 1-9/16” chipboard).
I cut it to 1/8” wider than required and then, trimmed it, 1/32” at a time, till I got the Horizontal rollers almost fit without turning the “Bolts”.
Then, without changing the rip fence position cut the second 1-9/16” board to get 100% fit with the first one.

The travel, is limited by your fence length (maybe I’ll make longer fence).

It’s rolling nicely without any side play and the test results (on the pics) were excellent…now I have to find some project…

And the rest is on the pictures

Regards
niki

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mot

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#1 posted 2642 days ago

Another great jig, and another great explanation and photo tour. Thanks for this!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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MsDebbieP

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#2 posted 2642 days ago

does your mind ever stop inventing?

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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Bill

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#3 posted 2642 days ago

Let’s hope he keeps producing all these great jigs.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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oscorner

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#4 posted 2642 days ago

You have a great imagination for jigs! That is impressive. Thanks!

-- Jesus is Lord!

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niki

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#5 posted 2642 days ago

Thank you so much

Debbie
Well….no, I always think about some improvement in the house, garden but mainly in the garage.
I was thinking “cocking” this jig for a month before I finally had the time to build it between the house and garden works for my wife…but she deserves it…

Thanks
niki

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Greg3G

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#6 posted 2642 days ago

At first I thought it might be too large, then I thought some more, the larger size probably adds to the stability which is more inportant. Excelent work. I may have to try this out. I would like to build a simular one for the router table to make dovetail splines on boxes.

-- Greg - Charles Town, WV

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niki

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#7 posted 2642 days ago

Thank you Greg

Yes it’s large, the distance between the Vertical rollers is around 4” and it’s heavy (I think around 10 Pounds but with my 63 years anything looks heavy…)

It’s very good idea to make one for the router table and maybe I’ll make it for the new router table (and router)

niki

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surplusdealdude

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#8 posted 2642 days ago

If you find that yu have to make a lot of similar cuts, you could install toggle clamps on your face board, too.

I could see a lot of possibilities for a jig like this…

Kudos on a great design!

-- surplusdealdude

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USCJeff

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#9 posted 2641 days ago

I know you here a lot on these boards, Niki, but I’m once again impressed. I remember you saying that you’ve sold some freelance articles to some magazines. Ever thought of cataloging your ideas and publishing them as a whole. I imagine its tough to pitch it to a publisher with all the WWer’s out there inventing jigs, but you seem to have some unique ideas. Perhaps a video blog, if that appeals to you. There are a few video blogs out there and they seem to be prospering from them. A couple have even drawn corporate sponsers and some nice equipment for product placement. Keep ‘em coming.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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niki

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#10 posted 2641 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words

Surplusdealdude (jee, that’s long)
Yes you are correct about the toggle clamps but, this advise is good only for our American friends, I don’t have them in Poland (at least, I don’t see them in the shops).

I was thinking to drill a few rows of holes, say 5/16 or 3/8, take a threaded rod, cut it to 5~6” pieces, weld an iron at 90° to the rod, push it through the hole and tight with wing nut on the other side but, I have to try it first.

And yes, there are many possibilities…..If I had more travel, I could tilt the blade and,Raised panel ?......so, if you see me walking concentrated around the router table…...and the way to a sliding table is also not so long…

Jeff
Thanks for the compliments
I’m now 63 and as long as I can walk without an aid to my garage, I don’t want to sit on the computer or to deal with some smart publisher.
It was not an article but only pictures of some jigs that some guy from “Wood magazine” wanted the rights to publish them in his magazine and I just had to agree.

Thanks again
niki

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surplusdealdude

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#11 posted 2641 days ago

niki,

this advise is good only for our American friends, I don’t have them in Poland

You might try ebay UK for them. They should have them there and the cost won’t break you. I think eveyone here could tell you that they’re some of the most useful clamps you’ll ever find.

I think your idea about the welded pieces would work fine. I woul;d be a little worried about whether you’d damage the wood with the metal grip or lose grip if you put a wood piece in as protection.

-- surplusdealdude

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niki

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#12 posted 2641 days ago

Thank you Superdealdude

I found them but those which are shipping to Poland (and they are only a few) wants around $10 for shipping for clamp that costs $20~30 add to it the Polish 22% VAT and I’m done (well done).

About the welded metal pieces, I can cover all the jaw with a few layer of this shrinkable electric wire isolation and glue a piece of felts at the edge of the jaw

I have a bunch of 4” clamps sitting in the drawer still brand new ($1 each) I think that I can use them like in the picture but as I said, first I have to find a project…

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surplusdealdude

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#13 posted 2638 days ago

Niki,

Yup, that would work just fine.

-- surplusdealdude

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Karson

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#14 posted 2638 days ago

Niki: Another great jig. I was thinking of using my TS to cut the shoulders and then use the Bandsaw to cut them free.

I just need to make a zero clearance for the band saw to keep pieces from going down the blade slot.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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niki

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#15 posted 2638 days ago

Thank you

Karson
I don’t have band saw so I’m cutting all the tenon on the table saw.

After cutting the two (or 4)sides of the tenon, I cut the rest with my homemade table saw sled that looks more like a miter gauge.

niki

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