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02-11-2009 05:54 AM

I’m making one of these right now out of plexi. Anyone else attemted it yet? Seems pretty simple and a neat jig.
I’ll post it when I’m done…:)


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#1 posted 02-11-2009 06:07 AM

I have one of these and I am interested in seeing your version.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#2 posted 02-11-2009 06:14 AM

Are these very safe? I mean looking at them, they look pretty unsafe, in that you are reaching over the blade. Kudos if they work much better than they look like they might, and even more so, if you make one and they are very safe to you. Maybe it’s just me being a a bit cautious because of my run in with the table saw.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#3 posted 02-11-2009 06:19 AM

I’ve heard nothing but GOOD about them. I should have it done in a couple of days. Takes 24 hours for the WeldBond to cure and I’ve got quite a bit of assembly to do. I’ve just made the main frame so far and will cut the other pieces tommorow. One thing I have to find is the gripping material?? Any suggestion for it?

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#4 posted 02-11-2009 06:25 AM

I have been using this product since my kickback accident year. IMHO it is a great product that greatly enhances saftey at the tablesaw while ripping. Yes your hand passes over the blade, but is no where near the blade.

Thing that I really like is that it rests on the wood on both sdes of the blade. It keeps contol of the both pieces being the blade.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#5 posted 02-11-2009 06:35 AM

I’ll keep an eye on this project and see how it turns out.

David, I’ve had luck with craft foam sheets for holding stock in place, when making push sticks, perhaps you can try some of that?

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#6 posted 02-11-2009 06:38 AM

I’m really not sure what to use for the grips. Maybe buy one of those push pads that they sell and remove it from that? Maybe a router pad also? The ones that you set your wood on and it won’t move while you hand router it.

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#7 posted 02-11-2009 09:07 AM

This is interesting… I haven’t heard of this jig… when you make yours, I think you should blog it. I’m very interested in seeing yours.

Steve

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#8 posted 02-11-2009 05:24 PM

I have two of them so I can keep them set up for different tasks. I think they are fantastic, but a bit overpriced. For that reason, I’m looking forward to seeing a shop-made version. I’m sure you can save a lot of money if you put your mind to it.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#9 posted 02-11-2009 06:17 PM

I use two of them and all of the attachments. They are great for their intended purpose.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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BigFoot Products Canada

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#10 posted 02-11-2009 11:16 PM

Well I’m still working on it.. I got sidetracked today when I seen this one.
http://foldingrule.blogspot.com/2007/10/thin-stock-ripping-jig.html
So it’s almost done..:) Check it out it’s a GREAT jig.. and I’m a jig kinda guy!
Back to the Grrrr Ripper in the morning.

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#11 posted 02-12-2009 03:03 AM

It takes a while to get used to, but worth every penny. I only have one, but will be buying a second one soon.
- JJ

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