FINGER JOINT JIG
FOR ROUTER TABLE
After tons of research online and help from my LJ’s buddies I designed my own box joint jig for a router table without a sliding mortise track..
This project took much longer than I thought because of the minute adjustments I had to make in the jigs final position and secure the cleat.. But it’s done and the fingers are a little loose but they fit together like a dream with just enough real estate to glue up a joint…
The basic design is ” L” form with a cleat that overhangs the table to slide it though the straight bit.
I had some leftover poplar so I used that and I also had 1/2” square dowel left so I used that as the key…
Because I cut a Chanel all the though the jig I supported the back with some scrap plywood L brackets held together with glue and pocket joinery … And the back of the jig where the channel comes out of the jig I placed a scrap piece of plywood to keep the jig square to the table and cutting bit…
I’m delighted with the results and it didn’t cost me much
CIRCLE CUTTING ROUTER JIG
So I finished my big project and needed something to keep me busy so I scoured the internet and my workshop to do list and high on there was a Router Circle Cutting Jig and I needed to use some scrap plywood I had left over.
So I came across so many variation online and thanks to the input of my fellow LJ,s I used what they suggested and came up with my own.
1. I needed a jig that had multiple pivot point this Jig can cut a radius of up to 19”
2. I wasn’t sure whether to use my palm router which I love or use my plunge router.. I decided to use my plunge router for the simple reason of controlling my depth of cut
9” wide x 24” long plywood and that’s basically it
The jig came out awesome except I need to figure out why I’m loosing a strong 1/16” on my radius and I think it’s because I only used a nail as my pivot pin I think I’m going to get a 1/4” clevis pin and make my pivot holes 1/4” wide thus removing any play in the pivot swing.
The other thing that annoyed me was that I somehow lost the depth gauge on my router as it’s been buried in my router table so I need to replace that only my local Craftsman store just went out of business..
Anyway I hope you like it and give it a try .. I took my sweet time making it One more thing all the pivots start at 4” radius an increase on the 1” all the way to 19” radius
TABLESAW CROSSCUT SLED
I made this crosscut sled in 2015 and I hope to be replacing it soon.
Its a very basic design and it weighs a lot, which is one of the reason I want to remake it.
Like any crosscut sled made for a tablesaw:
it has a base which has runners screwed up into the base to guide it along the miter track in your tabelsaw.
A front and back fence that needs to be perfectly accurate otherwise you wont get a 90 degree cut
The fence is very handy so as that you can attach stops when your cutting multiple pieces of the same size.
I use this when I cant cut something on my miter saw as the capacity of that is about 12",
Anyway since I purchased my Rigid tablesaw in 2015 my old crosscut sled didn’t fit it so I built this:
It measures 36” wide x 24” deep
It is made from 1/2” MDF, 1×4 poplar s4s and oak runners and finally a layer of Masonite
It works a lot more efficiently and used up some scraps that were lying around..
TABLESAW MITER SLED
My workshop bucket list is getting long and Ill need to cross somethings off it.. So I figured I have some scrap plywood and I found some plans from one of my favorite woodworking guys from Woodworking for Mere Mortals host Steve Ramsey
It’s a pretty easy project but take your time with the angles.