tablesaw joining jig - Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 18 Old 12-07-2012, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Champaign, Il
Posts: 367
View tito5's Photo Album My Photos
tablesaw joining jig

So here is my new joining jig for the tablesaw. It works great. and the fact that it only cost me about 25 bucks. I bought a keyhole slot cutter $9, a sprial bit from HF $12, misc bolts, bolts, nuts and washers.
Got the idea from current or last issue of fine woodworking mag.
Attached Images
    
tito5 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 18 Old 12-09-2012, 09:06 PM
Member
 
Mecum23's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 52
View Mecum23's Photo Album My Photos
Looks good

Sent from my iPhone using Wood Forum
Mecum23 is offline  
post #3 of 18 Old 12-15-2012, 08:22 AM
Making sawdust in MS
 
rayking49's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Philadelphia, Ms
Posts: 4,000
View rayking49's Photo Album My Photos
I like it. How long or wide a piece can you put on it?
rayking49 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 18 Old 12-17-2012, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Champaign, Il
Posts: 367
View tito5's Photo Album My Photos
Well I found another use for it this weekend, crosscuting. I am building cutting boards and found that if I put the board on the sled and put my square to it it makes a perfect 90 degree cut.

Rayking49....it is about 55 inches long, I wanted to make it longer, but the strip of wood I had as the runner was only 55 inches long. as for how wide of board I am not sure, as long as I had support to hold it up I could put a 4x8 sheet in there.
tito5 is offline  
post #5 of 18 Old 12-19-2012, 10:38 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Buffalo NY
Posts: 37
View LukeDuke's Photo Album My Photos
Very nice!
LukeDuke is offline  
post #6 of 18 Old 12-20-2012, 08:21 AM
Senior Member
 
captainawesome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,008
View captainawesome's Photo Album My Photos
I like that this jig uses the miter slot to index off of. Most I've seen are run against the fence which I feel could cause some inconsistency with a large piece.

If you are going to be using it for cross cuts, I'd square up and install a small fence at the back. That way you won't have to break out the square each time you want to make a cut!
captainawesome is offline  
post #7 of 18 Old 12-20-2012, 08:33 AM
Trytore Member
 
Shop Dad's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Central New Jersey
Posts: 2,764
View Shop Dad's Photo Album My Photos
Nicely done! Looks like a useful tool in the arsenal. Those hold-downs look like they were made out of wood. What's going on there?
Shop Dad is offline  
post #8 of 18 Old 12-20-2012, 11:38 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Champaign, Il
Posts: 367
View tito5's Photo Album My Photos
they were, I am a cheap ass and don't want to spend 18 bucks a pop for the metal ones that rockler sells, found the plans on line to make them myself. used a old 2x4, jigsaw, and went to town. they work great!!!!!
http://www.woodsmithtips.com/2012/06...ade-hold-down/
tito5 is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to tito5 For This Useful Post:
captainawesome (12-20-2012)
post #9 of 18 Old 12-20-2012, 12:03 PM
Trytore Member
 
Shop Dad's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Central New Jersey
Posts: 2,764
View Shop Dad's Photo Album My Photos
Wow, nice job on those too! Thanks for sharing the link.
Shop Dad is offline  
post #10 of 18 Old 12-20-2012, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Champaign, Il
Posts: 367
View tito5's Photo Album My Photos
Thanks, I am really happy with it, I wish it was a little longer, however anything long might be a little harder to manage. not to mention I still can believe I got the wood runner to fit so perfect in the miter slot.
tito5 is offline  
post #11 of 18 Old 12-20-2012, 12:41 PM
Senior Member
 
captainawesome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1,008
View captainawesome's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by tito5 View Post
Thanks, I am really happy with it, I wish it was a little longer, however anything long might be a little harder to manage. not to mention I still can believe I got the wood runner to fit so perfect in the miter slot.
Any tips on how you got such a good fit? Every time I make runners, I try to sneak up on the perfect fit, but even just sanding the last little bit off, I almost always end up with some side to side play at one end of the runner.
captainawesome is offline  
post #12 of 18 Old 12-20-2012, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Champaign, Il
Posts: 367
View tito5's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by captainawesome View Post
Any tips on how you got such a good fit? Every time I make runners, I try to sneak up on the perfect fit, but even just sanding the last little bit off, I almost always end up with some side to side play at one end of the runner.
not really it was pure dumb luck, or beginners luck.
tito5 is offline  
post #13 of 18 Old 11-15-2013, 09:33 AM
Senior Member
 
durdyolman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Durham, North Carolina, USA
Posts: 485
View durdyolman's Photo Album My Photos
I got slop on my runner too

I used Brazilian Koa for the runner of a home made mitre guage. Like everyone else it wound up a little loose fitting in the slot. I just predrilled and installed a #4 screw near the end of the runner to tighten it up. Sometimes due too weather, heat, humidity, etc. it becomes TOO tight, so I just loosen the screw a bit. It don't take much. This was just a spur of the moment project.

tablesaw joining jig-dscn0398-1-.jpg

The worst thing you can do to a piece of wood is
....get blood on it.

Dr. Durdy Olman, Phd. (BS)
durdyolman is offline  
post #14 of 18 Old 05-06-2018, 03:48 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Minnesota
Posts: 18
View schreib's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by tito5 View Post
they were, I am a cheap ass and don't want to spend 18 bucks a pop for the metal ones that rockler sells, found the plans on line to make them myself. used a old 2x4, jigsaw, and went to town. they work great!!!!!
http://www.woodsmithtips.com/2012/06...ade-hold-down/
newbie here.
Could you please explain where or who HF is? source of spiral bit? thx.
schreib is offline  
post #15 of 18 Old 05-07-2018, 10:11 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Troy Michigan USA
Posts: 1,252
View gmercer_48083's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by schreib View Post
newbie here.
Could you please explain where or who HF is? source of spiral bit? thx.
HF: Harbor Freight
gmercer_48083 is online now  
post #16 of 18 Old 05-11-2018, 01:42 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Portland Oregon Metro Area
Posts: 474
View ORBlackFZ1's Photo Album My Photos
Nice jig! I am assuming that you are using a thin ripping blade also.... If not, try this one: Freud 10" x 24T Thin Kerf Rip Blade (LU87R010). It makes a big difference on table saws with less than 2HP. When I started using it years ago for my 1-1/2hp Craftsman table saw, my cherry and maple boards stopped getting burned during ripping. The cuts were clean enough to glue up without taking to my jointer.

Eric

Ain't technology grand........when it works.
ORBlackFZ1 is offline  
post #17 of 18 Old 05-11-2018, 02:08 AM
Senior Member
 
allpurpose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Posts: 1,662
View allpurpose's Photo Album My Photos
I use a shorter version that I made for cutting tapered legs..works fine for smaller pieces although I probably should make another specifically for longer and wider pieces. Right now I'm limited to 6" wide.. Note the shop made knobs and the hold down arms adjust in or out and have been chopped into more than once.. I had to remind myself to always check the blade for square.. I don't always remember everything all the time.. I'm working on it. It has a few elements of Mickey Mousiness to it, but it works.. I was going to add a fence, but I decided to leave it off for longer legs..

I figured it's time to change my signature so hold your breath. This is it.
Impressive, huh?
Marty or Marty Farty if you feel mean.

Last edited by allpurpose; 05-11-2018 at 02:18 AM.
allpurpose is offline  
post #18 of 18 Old 05-11-2018, 10:40 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 2,998
View Tool Agnostic's Photo Album My Photos
Quote:
Originally Posted by tito5 View Post
they were, I am a cheap ass and don't want to spend 18 bucks a pop for the metal ones that rockler sells, found the plans on line to make them myself. used a old 2x4, jigsaw, and went to town. they work great!!!!!
http://www.woodsmithtips.com/2012/06...ade-hold-down/
Okay, I am calling B.S. on this "shop-made" hold down.

I am NOT impressed with this "cheap" hold down, because the photo shows commercially bought T-screw, knob, and T-track. The only part that is shop-made is the hold down bar itself. I am not sure that you save much with it. Besides, it doesn't have to be so fancy. A simple piece with a deep notch and rounded (sanded) edges would work fine and take a minute to make.

If you want a shop-made solution, I like what @allpurpose did. It is truly shop-made.

You could also make the woodsmithtips' version with a T-track router bit, a hex bolt, a wing nut, and some scrap wood. True, the bolt and wing nut are "commercially bought", but they are cheap ordinary parts that you can find at the big box store, not specialty woodworking parts from the woodworking store.

(Confession: I have a box with a few of those commercially made "jig parts" in my shop, like those t-bolts and through-screw knobs. They are very handy. I also have ordinary hex bolts, nuts, and wing nuts, too.)
Tool Agnostic is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Woodworking Talk - Woodworkers Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Joining cedar brookbend Joinery 5 09-29-2012 07:20 AM
Joining without fasteners. lateralus819 Joinery 55 07-27-2012 07:55 AM
Joining planks help? RDK General Woodworking Discussion 2 10-06-2011 04:48 AM
3/4 inch oak joining pwoller Joinery 17 01-16-2011 03:35 PM
Joining plywood Bob Willing Joinery 19 10-25-2009 08:01 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome