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Project by Cornductor posted 02-20-2011 10:15 PM 4287 views 14 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

With so many types of jigs out there I finally made my decision and made the two I needed the most. The band saw jig is made from Doug fir and the hardware is Rocklers miter slot hardware kit “which is on sale”. This puppy help me cut super thin maple strips.

The table saw sled is for my craftsman 10” table saw. I as most of the rest of LJ’s needed a sled that was durable and sturdy. The sliders are made from left over maple that I had laying around from cutting boards. The rest is Doug fir and 1/2” plywood from HD. I made a mark on the back of the digit protector to help with line up of the cut.

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cranesgonewild

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#1 posted 02-20-2011 10:34 PM

That’s a nice cut with the band saw.
I’ve got the same table saw, and those “tabs” are a really pain if you want any aftermarket accessories or homemade jigs. I need a table saw sled so bad. Thanks for sharing.

-- I'm a Fungi --

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#2 posted 02-20-2011 10:46 PM

I had one of those craftsman saws and took it to a machine shop that milled the slot out to a standard 3/4” with flat sides. Funny thing was that they used a router with a clamp on fence to mill the aluminum. Cost was low since they had a summer intern do it. I was then able to make a better sliding miter and use standard feather boards.

Since then I upgraded to a cast iron top craftsman made by emerson that was cloned to make a rigid model.

Steve.

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#3 posted 02-20-2011 11:36 PM

Those jigs should serve you well!

That miter slot on your tablesaw looks like a pain to deal with.

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#4 posted 02-21-2011 12:48 AM

Brandon, jigs. So what do you use those thin strips for?

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Cornductor

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#5 posted 02-21-2011 02:06 AM

Jonathan- Yes those miter slots are a pain, but after a few you kinda get the hang of it.

patcollins- That thin of a strip was just for demonstration to show how close I was able to get it. On the other hand I can make my own veneer strips or make some super tender kindling LOL.

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cranesgonewild

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#6 posted 02-21-2011 02:40 AM

What kind of band saw do you have?

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bigike

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#7 posted 02-21-2011 02:41 AM

very nice work, this was my first saw and it was cool but i sold it and got a unisaw once i understood the 3hp listed on the craftsman wasn’t 3hp.

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#8 posted 02-21-2011 02:49 AM

a shop just isnt’ a shop without jigs… :) very nice, and welcome to LJ’s….. you’ll be hooked

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#9 posted 02-21-2011 04:21 AM

Hey cranesgonewild I have the craftsman 3/4horse 12” bandsaw. Heres the link on it. Bandsaw

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David "Lucky Dawg" Brown

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#10 posted 02-26-2011 04:01 AM

This jig works great!!!!
I just made a similar jig for my band saw and it works like a charm!!!!\

-- dumpster diver delux

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Cornductor

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#11 posted 02-26-2011 09:43 AM

Glad to hear it David!

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David "Lucky Dawg" Brown

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#12 posted 03-02-2011 06:20 AM

I ordered the same hardware sets you mentioned and they should be here tomorrow
I have a few more ideas for jigs now!

-- dumpster diver delux

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#13 posted 03-06-2011 07:35 AM

I have not seen that style of bands saw re-saw jig before, going to have to make one for sure!
Really like it for the thin veneers you stripped off there.
I have the exact same craftsman saw and also live with the pain

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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