Table Saw Raised Panel/Tenoning Jig

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Project by FlWoodRat posted 01-25-2009 07:48 PM 8342 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Progress is a wonderful thing. However, sometimes it’s one step forward and WAIT. I’ve gotten to the point in my “T-Chisel Blanket Chest” project where I need to raise the panels. For me, the easiest way to do that is with my table saw. Since I want to keep all ten of my fingers I decided to build a jig to hold the panels for cutting the bevels.

It’s made from some scrap 1” maple ply and a little teak that I had laying around the shop taking up room and collecting dust. The jig is designed to straddle my fence. The teak push pad on the right allows me to keep my hands as far from the blade that I can.

I put edgebanding on the ply. All screwed together without glue. I want to be able to take it apart if I have to. Because I made it square to the table, I can use is as a tenoning jig also. Of course, I will have to add a sacrificial vertical fence for those cuts.

FYI, there is “0” side play on the fence. Hopefully I will be able to get nice clean cuts when I test drive it.

Thanks for viewing and have a great day.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#1 posted 01-25-2009 08:03 PM

Great Looking Jig!

The teak and edge banding are a nice touch. You may find this becomes a permanent part of the shop. You never know when a raised panel project may come along again!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 01-25-2009 09:30 PM

That is a really nice jig. You have combined both function and appearance with this. You could have put something together with just some scrap plywood and let it go at that. But going the extra distance like this adds a nice touch to the piece.

By the way I like the design as well. I have made one of these simply from clamping a piece of plywood to my fence. But this is light years beyond anything like that. When I get around to re-making mine I will have to use some of your ideas as an inspiration.

Great job.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#3 posted 01-26-2009 02:39 AM

The jig alone looks quite nice…let alone the projects you’ll be making with it.

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#4 posted 01-26-2009 03:04 AM

Thanks for the kind words Gentlemen. I may be able to take it for a test run one evening this week. Best thing so far is the sweet aroma of the teak. It lingered in the shop all day.

Scott, I got the design from Fine Wood Working (only line). The one they showed was tilted back at 15 degrees. Since I wanted to use it for cutting tenon cheeks, I made it vertical and I can tilt my blade when raising panels.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning....

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#5 posted 01-26-2009 03:16 AM

that should work… nice job!

-- making sawdust....

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#6 posted 09-04-2009 05:44 PM

nice jig. i find that the absence of glue in jigs helps make them slightly adjustable using shims and such.

have you considered adding a fence to the face side? you could even have one set for 90ยบ and another for 45, or even fully adjustable.

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