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08-15-2007 07:33 AM

Good day

Sometimes I need to cut very small pieces for jigs or other things and instead of passing my fingers “very carefully”...1/8” from the blade, I made this simple thingy…

Hope that it will help you too

Regards
niki

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#1 posted 08-15-2007 05:30 PM

Neat idea NIck:
I do this job quite often and use a “simple sled that allows me complete freedom for angle from o to 45 degrees.
segment-sled
The sled is adjustable from 0 to 45 degrees and the adjustable end is clamped with a simple hand clamp.
the other end is secured with a bolt through the pivoting end.
segment-sled-2
Most of the people that make “segment bowls” use one like this or a similar device.
seg-bowl-f

I find the results are extremely accurate and there is no problem with safety issues. With ackowledgement to Kevin at Kevin's woodturning for showing me how to build this a few years back

Cheers Bob

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#2 posted 08-15-2007 05:52 PM

SORRY, DUPLICATE

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#3 posted 08-15-2007 06:25 PM

Niki, I like it very nice set up and great pictures to show your steps, I am going to send this to my favorits so that I may try to copy it at a later date. About 3 weeks ago will working on my table saw cutting small peaces I had a accident and cut the inside of my wrist, do to my feed table and mitter not fitting right. This would have prevented my injury. This is why I joined Lj.com for ideas like this, keep up the good work.

Thanks

-- Jeff B.

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#4 posted 08-15-2007 06:56 PM

Thank you so much

Bob
Very, very nice work and idea of cutting the segments accurately.

Jeff
I’m so sorry to hear about your accident and I feel guilty that I did not post it before but, I made it only yesterday…
Keep safe

niki

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#5 posted 08-16-2007 11:11 PM

Very good job Niki.

-- 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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#6 posted 08-17-2007 12:05 AM

Thank you Karson

Today I made small improvement to the “stick”...

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#7 posted 08-17-2007 07:40 AM

That’s a really nice small parts jig! I, too, will favorite it so I can copy at a soon date. I was just making a thin cut with my Table Saw and told myself I needed a jig to hold on to them. I almost lost some fingers a week ago, and I did not want to do that again!

I don’ have a cross-cut sled, either, but I think i can mount it to my Incra miter gauge or my stock miter gauge. i will look tomorrow after I get my “new” planer mounted on my mobile stand.

God Bless,
Hawg

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#8 posted 08-17-2007 05:58 PM

Niki, thanks once again for the excellent writeup. I dont always need the jigs and fixtures you design but I always enjoy reading your posts. Your posts are clear, lots of pictures, and well annotated. Thanks for putting in the effort to create such a thorough and detailed posting.

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#9 posted 08-17-2007 08:50 PM

Thank you so much for your kind comments

Hawg (and everybody that does not have sled yet)
IT’S ABOUT TIME THAT YOU MAKE ONE!!! (just joking)

Ok, even if you don’t have a sled and you are using the Miter gauge, you can still use this method…I made some pictures specially to show what I mean…

I strongly recommend to used the “Tenoned” cut stick and not the diagonal cut one…

I also recommend to glue sanding paper on the miter gauge fence and the stick so the grip of the spacer will be stronger.

Regards
niki

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#10 posted 08-17-2007 09:07 PM

Question for Niki,

Do you buy your sandpaper with a stick-on back, or do you apply glue to your wood surface and stick regular sandpaper to it?

I have looked for sandpaper with a stick-on adhesive, but haven’t found any at the home centers where I get most of my materials.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#11 posted 08-17-2007 09:25 PM

Answer for Tom :)

Hi tom

I buy Anti-Skid tape (all those red, green or blue colors on the pics) that is already with glue and you just have to peel the paper and stick. I think that maybe you can find it in the “Bathroom department”, they sell it as an anti-skid tapes for bath and shower (maybe also for stairs).

The brown one that you see on the pics is sanding paper, usually I take an A4 sanding paper sheet and glue all over it a thin “double face tape” (carpet tape) and when I need I cut pieces at the dimensions I need.

Regards
niki

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#12 posted 08-17-2007 09:41 PM

Niki,

Thanks so much for the information. I will definitely get some of that anti-skid tape. Looks like it would be invaluable for jig construction purposes.

Also, Niki, it looks like “Pusha” needs to get on a weight reduction program ;^D

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#13 posted 08-17-2007 10:11 PM

Oh yes, she need to get slim but when she is looking at me with her “cow eyes” when I’m eating…my heart melts and I cannot not give her a little bit here and there…

niki

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#14 posted 08-17-2007 11:51 PM

Yes, Niki, I can see that look that melts your heart – plus, she keeps you company when you’re in the shop making sawdust.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#15 posted 08-18-2007 01:17 AM

Jeez, Niki! That’s just awesome. I have to admit, I had no idea where you were going with this, but I hung in there. Ingenious! Thanks for the post. Another in the Lumberjocks series on WWND (What would Niki Do?)

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

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