|Forum topic by Dan Krager||posted 02-12-2015 10:23 PM||1676 views||3 times favorited||13 replies|
02-12-2015 10:23 PM
While it’s cold out, I’m keeping myself busy drawing up a relatively complex multifunction jig. I have made a couple simpler ones, and have interest in several more, but I realized two things: 1. space is an issue for almost everyone including me and 2. these desired jigs all have many elements in common. So why not combine them?
I’d like to start a conversation about the notion, and so I will post four pictures of what I have so far. The first picture is the assembly of all the parts. Don’t let it intimidate you, because as you will see it isn’t going to be hard to build.
Here are some mortise set ups…
This is a set up for cutting equal or variable finger joints. A router with a top bearing pattern bit follows the fingers on both sides and has the capacity to cut all the joints for a box in two steps.
This is the setup potential for a double moxon vise, useful for layout, transfer, and cutting of dovetails. Notice it elevates the height to a comfortable distance above the work bench.
This is a compilation of ideas from many different sources. This is on my bucket list to build later this year after the potential of the design has been exploited as far as it can be taken. I know it won’t be for everyone, so don’t go all ballistic if you don’t like it. I’m very partial to well designed multifunction stuff that has the added bonus of using modular parts. In my shop are many modular items that serve me well around the shop and this uses some of them.
-- Dan Krager, Olney IL http://www.kragerwoodworking.weebly.com If you take something apart and put it back together enough times, eventually you will have two of them.