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post #21 of 32 Old 04-06-2017, 02:26 AM Thread Starter
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Oh that photo is of my circular saw jig lol. Just line up my pencil line with the notch and cut.
Lol ok Thank You for the correction. Being a newbie I would've completed it and spent the rest of the day figuring it out.
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Here are a few I made and use
Use the stock pusher all the time

Adjustable stock pusher
Fence stop block (1" thick)
Sleds. 1, big. 1 small
Sacrificial fence
Feather boards
Edge straightening sled
Taper jig
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Then you have to store the jigs. Here are some of them.
I use my small sled (just wider than miter slots are apart) for cutting small pieces.
The pusher is great for ripping 1/8" + strips safely. Sets up fast, and is great for keeping your fingers.
Someone always asks, what's the big knob and t track do. T track is for other jig attachment, and the big knob is for pushing and, lateral adjustment. And pencil storage.
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That's a cool jig. Just ordered it. Thank You for pointing me in that direction.
You're welcome. I'm already prepared for the online petition telling me to shut up about it. As far as I'm concerned it's the best thing since sliced bread although I've yet to make a sandwich with it. Pastromi on MiterSet just doesn't sound like it would go together.
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Then you have to store the jigs. Here are some of them.
I use my small sled (just wider than miter slots are apart) for cutting small pieces.
The pusher is great for ripping 1/8" + strips safely. Sets up fast, and is great for keeping your fingers.
Someone always asks, what's the big knob and t track do. T track is for other jig attachment, and the big knob is for pushing and, lateral adjustment. And pencil storage.
Good Stuff Pirate. Thank You for sharing. I'll look into them for sure.
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You're welcome. I'm already prepared for the online petition telling me to shut up about it. As far as I'm concerned it's the best thing since sliced bread although I've yet to make a sandwich with it. Pastromi on MiterSet just doesn't sound like it would go together.
Lol!!! I watched the video on their site and it looks like it's a great tool.
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if you are thinking of making toys with wheels a jig to cut circles on the band saw or router is very simple and not very large. I would post a pic but the tech I cant master. if you wand picks I can email them to you.

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I guess you youngsters can save your jigs and fixtures for use again in the future, some of us can't remember what they were for let alone how to use them.
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I agree with the others that you build jigs when you need them.

Nobody has mentioned my problem, which is finding the time to build nice, quality jigs that I can use over and over. Instead, I build far too many one-and-done jigs of low quality, and often a higher safety risk. It is so tempting and easy to cobble something together that does the job just well enough to "get away with it."

Add to it the pressure to build real projects. You could spend a day or two building a super crosscut sled, but when the day is done, you walk out of the shop empty handed, and your family wonders what you did with all the time.

I see guys come into our woodworking club with handmade squares, jigs, and other shop gadgets. They are tools for real work, finished to last many lifetimes. I would love to have nice things like that. Sometimes I buy what I need at the local Rockler, but would prefer to make my own. Commercial sleds and jigs are available from many sources, but you can build them yourself for a tiny fraction of the cost.

Example 1:
Instead of building or buying the crosscut sled that I truly need, I keep grabbing a straight board and clamping it to my miter gauge as a "miter fence". It isn't the same. What I need is a true crosscut sled, but a good one takes time to make.

Example 2:
I am making a simple oak wall shelf for my spouse. I needed to straighten and joint one edge of the board. Instead of a nice straight line jig like @woodnthings made, I grabbed a straight board from the pile, put on a bunch of double tape, and jointed the edge of the oak board. It was the same the last time I jointed a board, and the time before that, ad infinitum.

It is hard to stand there and look at a board that needs an edge jointed. I could take the time to buy parts and build a straight line jig ... or in the drawer there is plenty of double tape ready to use. :-(

The solution is obvious. I am not seeking advice for what is a time management and self-discipline issue. All I want is to share the warning with @clschaffer.

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A long time ago, I learned a rule-of-thumb that says, "If you repeat the same task three times, automate it."

I have heard that the definition of "idiot" is someone who repeats the same mistake over and over, but hopes for a better outcome.

Decent hold down clamps aren't cheap. I just bought some cheap ones at eBay (4 for $7.50). They are tiny; too small to be useful for a straight line jig. The photos didn't indicate how small they are, and I assumed that they were the same size as the ones woodnthings used. I was wrong. They are nearly useless toys. As usual, if the price is too good to be true...
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Ebays toggle clamps are rated .......

In a prior reply, I suggested that your safety was a priority over the convenience of speed. You agreed. Now don't let us down and get the correct toggles!

They are rated by the number of lbs of pressure applied which would be an indication of size...?

In this case, 220 lbs of holding capacity:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/US-Stock-2p...torefresh=true


In this case 500 lbs of holding capacity:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/US-Stock-22...torefresh=true
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A bench hook or 2 or 3 always come in handy.
Google 'Bench Hook' and it will show photos and show how they are used. that is why i think you should have more than 1

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In a prior reply, I suggested that your safety was a priority over the convenience of speed. You agreed. Now don't let us down and get the correct toggles!

They are rated by the number of lbs of pressure applied which would be an indication of size...?

In this case, 220 lbs of holding capacity:
"https://www.ebay.com/itm/391583877210

In this case 500 lbs of holding capacity:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/391583886887
Yeah, I'm workin' on it. The ones I bought are rated for 150 pounds, which is probably enough, especially if I use all 8 of them. The real problem is that the 150 pounds are applied so close to the edge. The hold down clamps are tiny.

I want to make sure that the next hold downs that I buy will extend far enough over the jointed board to hold it securely in place.

Thank you for the links. They don't have dimensions, but with your help, I have a much better idea of what to look for.
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