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· This jig will run along the miter slots on your table saw, so I made a runner that was the same thickness as my miter slots and attached it to the base. (In the picture below, I used HDPE for the runners, but if you watch the YouTube video, you’ll see there was a bit of a problem, and I swapped them out for oak runners.
Making a table saw taper jig. There are many versions of the tapering jig. I have one that I made several years ago that I’ve used for various projects (stair railing rebuild, for example).It’s an improvement on the classic design, in that the body of it is wide enough to let the stay slip over it.
Build these simple table saw sleds and make perfectly square cross cuts and flawless 45-degree miter cuts in both small and wide boards. You only need a 4×4 sheet of 1/2- or 3/4-in. plywood, particle board or MDF, some glue and a few hours time.
· Next, place the right side of the jig against your table saw fence. Adjust the position of your fence, so you’re cutting the taper at the desired width. Hold the board against the jig and the jig against the fence. Slide the entire apparatus through your saw blade. You should end up with a consistent, cleanly tapered board.
The last step is to attach the jig to the miter bar. I put down a few dimes in the miter slot first just to raise up the hardwood slightly to make the glue up easier.I then applied just a few dabs of Gorilla glue to the hardwood strip. Tip:You just need the wood to stick here so don’t overdo it and get glue all over your table saw and the bottom of the jig.
When building a jig that rides along the table, consider rounding the edges of the jig front and rear so they do not ‘catch’ on the table (as we hear at 4:10- 44:12 in the video) You might trim the bottom of your jig a sixteenth to eliminate it riding on the table entirely.
· firewood cutting jig – parts. With one wheel on the axle, line up the edge of the tire to the end of the rod. Make a pencil mark for the cotter pin hole. Repeat on the other end. mark axle. Cut a V groove into a scrap piece of lumber to hold the round axle rod for the next few operations. cut v-groove.
· OK, so this is not an essential or a simple jig, but it’s a great example of how a jig can take a tool in a whole new direction, in this case, allowing you to turn a bowl on a table saw. 4 thoughts on “ 8 Clever Jigs (Clamps and Fixtures) for Your Workshop ”
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The motor is from a portable Makita table saw that I was using before building this. It was a reasonably good saw, with the best part being the motor, but it had a few glaring shortcomings. I’ve never regretted my decision to scrap it for this build. I did have to heavily modify the motor assembly to …