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Blog series by BritBoxmaker updated 01-26-2012 05:45 PM 4 parts 25314 reads 45 comments total

Part 1: Mitre Jigs

04-10-2010 07:06 PM by BritBoxmaker | 7 comments »

Here are the mitre jigs (sleds) that I use for my box sides. The first is a typical 45 degree job with a square blade guard, there is a stop block underneath (not shown). There are two additional features however. The first are the two clear perspex stops, for repeatability of cut length, nothing unusual there. The second is something I’ve started to use to prevent tear out of the end grain on the mitred end. These are adjustable sacrificial jaws attached to the outsides o...

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Part 2: The old 60°

09-04-2010 12:38 PM by BritBoxmaker | 11 comments »

Some of you have been wondering how I finish pieces to exactly 60° for my Impossible series. Basically I cut them to 60° on the tablesaw, a little oversize (experiment) and then finish sand them on the drum sander using this Jig. It works equally well on a planer/thicknesser. Fairly simple to make. You take a rectangular section of timber (lumber). Shorter in thickness than the width of the piece you are planing/sanding. Set your tablesaw blade to precisely 60°. I use a vernier pro...

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Part 3: Simple Circle Cutting Jig for the Routing Table

03-26-2011 05:58 PM by BritBoxmaker | 20 comments »

Hello all. I’m about to make a small box featuring curves. Something I don’t do often. Curves that is, not boxes and it occurred to me to feature the jig I will be using to build it with. Yes I know I’ve recently posted a couple of circle jigs for the bandsaw but there is more than one way to skin a cat and its always useful to have an alternative to call on. This is it Its just a sheet of 6mm Perspex with three slots cut in it and a 6mm pin inserted in a tapped ho...

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Part 4: Snakes and Ladders - Hinge Template Routing Jig

01-26-2012 05:45 PM by BritBoxmaker | 7 comments »

I’m just going to let the pictures tell the story here. The only things I will say is that the template guide pin must be exactly the same width as the router bit used (6mm in this case) and the minimum hinge pin width is also dictated by the router bit used. This is the test run with a 115mm square x 6mm thick piece of MDF being routed. No, even I don’t trust the actual pieces I am working for a project to the first run with a new jig.The templates were marked out, using a knife,...

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