Diamond and Triangle Cutting Jig

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01-05-2014 11:39 PM

Topic tags/keywords: diamond cutting jig diamonds 3-d triangle cutting jig triangle angle cutting jig bandsaw band saw jig angle jig

After seeing what others had done using three different colors of wood to make 3-D patterns out of wood, I thought I’d try my hand at it. To aid in the process, I made this jig for my band saw. Of course, one could vary it a bit for the table saw.

I extended the miter slot guide about six inches out the back, to make it easier to align and operate the jig.

I pick up 3/8” aluminum stock from a metal supply and run it through my saw using a fine tooth, carbide blade with no real set. Feather boards are a must for getting accurate cuts. I can, economically, keep several pieces of guide material around for just these purposes.

You need to lightly sand the edges after cutting, because they will be sharp.

The adjustable fence on the right side, labeled “ANGLE SET,” is for setting the angle you need. As the photos show, the slot for this lock curve so the fence can pivot near the cut line.

The left, labeled “STOP” and “REPEAT CUTS” is to repeat the cuts, once you get going. The only slot for the stop is in the stop itself.

To use the jig:

1) Choose the dimensions you want and cut the wood you’ll be working with to that width.

2) Set your angle off the cut line. For these photos, I used a template from a fabric store. It can be seen in the photos.

3) Make your first cut.

4) Set your template on the wood you just cut, lining the left side of it with that cut, then, using the template as your guide, mark the right side for your next cut.

5) Move you wood so your next cut will give you the line you just marked, move the stop against it and lock it in place.

6) Make your next cut.

7) Remove the piece you just cut, slide the wood against the stop and cut. Repeat this until you have all the pieces you need for your project.

Your feedback will be welcomed.

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#1 posted 02-01-2014 12:56 PM

Don’t know why anyone didn’t comment on this jig.
I was going to invent something in my head for a band saw jig just for this exact purpose.
The angle set and stop block are perfect for what I need!
Well done and thank you!!!

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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#2 posted 02-02-2014 02:05 AM

That is a great idea. I’m curious as to whether it would work just as well on the tablesaw?

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#3 posted 02-04-2014 07:02 PM

I may be over thinking it, but the only thing worrying me about using it on a table saw, would be the making sure the wood cannot pinch between the stop and the blade. That might be done by making the stop for repeat cuts more pointed and keeping it toward the far end of the jig so when the blade breaks through, the wood is no longer between both the blade and it. A bench dog type spring to hold the cut off may help.

In the end, where there is no solution, there can’t be a problem. Right?

If that was not a problem, then adding a miter bar to the bottom would be no big deal

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#4 posted 02-04-2014 10:56 PM

kelvancra, I agree that some type of holddown would be essential to keep those triangles from becoming Frisbees!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 02-05-2014 01:24 AM

great jig. I will definitely steal this one. thanks for posting.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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