The sliders

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Blog entry by Tooch posted 11-21-2015 07:46 PM 1806 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

So after finishing out the main body, It was time to make the sliders. I started by planing a piece slightly thinner that 3/4” (half crank less than 11/16”) to allow for movement within the dado. then it was time to drill out the hole. As per Tony’s picture, it is a lot better if the hole is drilled at a 50 degree angle. Well, rather than making a whole new jig, I decided to clamp my spline jig to the drill press table. Hey, 45 degrees is close enough, right?

at this point I realized that holding the workpiece would be really shaky, especially because the hole is almost as wide as the piece, so I made a quick jig by nailing two boards on top of each other to hold it down:

After drilling out the two angled holes, I went to the router table, and with a “Keyhole” bit and a stop block, made the track for it to slide and stop on.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#1 posted 12-05-2016 03:55 PM

Smooth fixing! I want to make a table for my kids who are going to school next year but I’m afraid it will take me too much time I am constantly lack with my thesis.

I want something similar to this one:

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