Quick Scrap Wood 45* Table Saw Jig

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Project by woodshaver Tony C posted 10-29-2019 04:33 PM 2051 views 17 times favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A very crude scrap 45* jig for cutting quick 45’s in thin molding’s and strips of wood. I staggered the holes in the base so I could move the cam for different widths of wood. It work better than I expected! I can cut a few layers of thin strips of wood in one pass! The dowel is off set to make the cam move toward the fence.
Maybe I’ll make a better looking one later!
Thanks for looking in!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#1 posted 10-29-2019 05:32 PM

The adjustable cam is a super nice touch…very well thought out Tony…bravo!!!

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#2 posted 10-29-2019 05:32 PM

It looks like a great inexpensive way to do it.

I would suggest expanding the idea by making one that cuts from both sides of the platform. That way if you are making a frame and the angle is slightly off (say 1/2 degree) by cutting the corners on the complementary sides, one from each side, they will match forming a 90 degree angle and off set the small error. Here is a quick diagram viewed from the top, without the cam clamps.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 10-29-2019 06:06 PM

Just in time. I am making a 1:32 scale of our log home. This will come in handy. Thanks Tony

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#4 posted 10-29-2019 06:24 PM

nice jig thing i always do for frames even with a fairly accurate 45 cut is i shave it it on a guillotine cutter for a razor tight miter.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#5 posted 10-29-2019 06:30 PM

Nice and simple but effective little miter sled .
That cam clamp setup looks interesting and I may use that idea on my miter sled Tony if you don’t mind .

-- Kiefer

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#6 posted 10-29-2019 06:54 PM

I love that view of the cut pieces inside the framing square. Nice job.

-- -- Jim, Cumberland,RI -- Life is all the other stuff you do when you're not in the shop. -

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#7 posted 10-29-2019 06:59 PM

Great lettering! LOL! But now when you look around for that Damn thing you’ll find it easier???? Saves on hold downs too.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#8 posted 10-29-2019 07:20 PM

Nice one Tony,
The RED adjustable cam is a beauty.

-- There is no hope for any of us if we keep apologizing for telling the truth.

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#9 posted 10-29-2019 08:25 PM

That last pic says it works, looks pretty square, against the square.

Gotta love a cam clamp.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#10 posted 10-29-2019 08:54 PM

I really appreciate the simplicity of your jig Tony.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#11 posted 10-29-2019 10:00 PM

Pretty slick, Tony!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 10-29-2019 11:35 PM

Thanks BusterB I like the cam idea it works and at no cost!

Thanks LesB Good Idea I’ll give that one a try

Thanks Doug glad you can use this idea

Thanks Pottz I always wondered how those guillotine cutter work!

Thanks Kiefer Everything I post is up for grabs! I would love to see what you come up with!

Thanks Jim I was surprised to see how tight it was! I’m happy with this little jig! It’s quick and easy to set up

Thanks Larry My magic lettering came from a very worn out Magic Marker and i still aced it! LOL!

Thanks Anthony I dyed the cam just for you guys to have some contrast that would make easier to understand. Ha-ha Like you really needed that!

Thanks Steven I wasn’t going to post that last pic. But I thought I better show some poof!

Thanks Lee I like simple and it’s also a quick set up. I can even set up a stop on it for duplicates.

Thanks Jim Sometimes I think of something I can use to make life easier and then make one that’s ugly. LOL!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#13 posted 10-30-2019 12:16 AM

Favorited so I can borrow your cam idea later. The small size looks useful too.
Great jig. I love jigs almost as much as projects… sometimes more even.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#14 posted 10-30-2019 01:02 AM

Thanks Jon, I’m a true believer in Jig’s myself. Anything to make it the task easier!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#15 posted 10-30-2019 05:09 AM

Nice jig you came up with Tony. Beats the crap out of a large table jig. I like having small jigs around that work well.
I will ponder on this one for awhile.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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