|Forum topic by wedjlok||posted 11-19-2013 03:51 PM||1685 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
11-19-2013 03:51 PM
This is mainly a question, and my first post…
I make wooden coffins, toe pincher style, small boxes about 13” long or so and usually used for jewelry boxes, decor, etc. So my issue is that when I go to make the lids, it’s a bit of an annoyance to cut the angles on a table saw. I have a book (Do It Yourself Coffins For Pets And People, by Dale Power) that suggests making the lids in two pieces and doweling them together, which is the direction I’d like to go in (a left side and a right side doweled together). That way, I don’t have to use boards that are as wide as the lid itself when finished, but only half as wide.
So the book shows a jig (two actually) that allows you to take a board and do the upper angle cut and the lower angle cut for the coffin lid. It’s a bit confusing to me, to be honest, and the angles are not the ones I am using, nor for the size since the jig in the book is actually for a life sized coffin.
Would you have any suggestions about making a jig for this purpose? I have a pic on my Etsy shop so you can see exactly what I’m talking about:
Any help would be great!