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Project by odie posted 11-22-2007 04:38 AM 9449 views 25 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Honest someone asked for this. This is a jig that takes the place of soled push blocks. Those things are down right dangerous and clumsy. On a router table or jointer they slip when the work gets bogged down. I saw the light and built this one week after I bought the Incra jig.

This is constructed with a simple dovetail box for stength. On the bottom there are two 1/8” thick pads that hold the work in place. One of these is fixed and one is attached to a moveable block that rides inside the box. The moveable block is attached to a threaded rod that acts as a clamp. I don’t want to draw it out for you. The photographs (I hope) will work in place of drawings. Everytime a piece of wood is taken along that fence at that router bit, it is done so very controlled. This jig will handle up to 10” stock, which is plenty for the trim pieces on the corners of the double-double dovetail joints. It is easy to make it longer with longer sides and threaded rod.

Give the requests a rest…my one finger is bloody from typing.
Selfish promotion….

I just added a few photos upon another request

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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Thos. Angle

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#1 posted 11-22-2007 05:56 AM

Looks like a great idea to me. I’ll bet it works like it is supposed to. Have fun on the other side of the web.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#2 posted 11-22-2007 08:35 AM

Odie -

That is a neat idea!


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#3 posted 11-22-2007 08:42 AM

I was confused when I read your write-up. But the pictures cleared it up.


-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#4 posted 11-22-2007 04:24 PM

I agree those padded blocks are a pain. This is a neat idea. Thanks for sharing.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#5 posted 11-22-2007 04:46 PM

Ok, I’m guilty of asking you to post it. That will keep my fingers clear of high speed spinning stuff when making corner post dovetails.


After I come back to life from turkey over indulgence, it is off to the shop to make one.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#6 posted 11-22-2007 05:05 PM

That is some serious construction. Neat jig!

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#7 posted 11-22-2007 05:27 PM

Super idea, maybe you should have contacted the Incra company and sold them the rights! Hahaha.

I’m definitely going to add this to my very limited number of jigs. I’m very selective of my jigs because I don’t have a lot of space to store stuff and I don’t want to take the time, components, and material to build something that I won’t use often.

This jig is a definite add to my small number.

-- Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and love.

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#8 posted 11-22-2007 10:32 PM

Thanks for the idea Odie. I will add that one to my to do list. Looks a very safe alternative to a push stick.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 04-04-2008 06:26 AM

I like it!!!

I gotta stay off of LJ! My ‘to make’ list is growing exponentially!!!

-- There is nothing in the world more dangerous, than a woodworker who knows how to read a micrometer...

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#10 posted 04-04-2008 08:49 AM

Looks like it should work. Great idea.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#11 posted 04-04-2008 10:47 AM

Anything that does the job and does it safer is a good idea.

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#12 posted 05-14-2008 05:47 AM

That is a great idea. You may never know how many injuries you may have saved by sharing your jig. That looks like something that could make you millions. Patent that idea!

-- God bless the men and women who protect our counrty.

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#13 posted 01-02-2009 11:26 PM

I have always hated the push block that came with my Incra jig and plan to build a jig like yours. Thanks for sharing.

-- Ron,R.A.Shepard Woodworking,Massachusetts

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#14 posted 04-25-2010 06:56 PM

I remember this from reading about it but my lumberjocks search engine would not bring it up.
Finally went to Google and found it after 20 images. again tnx for a great idea.I will be making one soon.


-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#15 posted 04-28-2010 06:43 PM

able, sorry about that. I think LumberJocks is getting really big and hard to find older posts. Try next time if you know it’s my post, go to my home page. Then check my projects. I’ll see if I can add some more tags.

-- Odie, Confucius say, "He who laughs at one's self is BUTT of joke". (my funny blog)

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