Table Saw Twig Jig

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Project by Izzy Swan posted 10-05-2013 09:23 AM 8920 views 11 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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This is a cool little way to split twigs, small branches,and dowels quickly and safely on a table saw! For most of my career I have designed and built rustic furniture, and need to find a way to cut twigs in half that was fast efficient and safe this fun little project has served we well for many years.. My self and my employees have split miles of twigs with jigs like this one.. check out the video to see how it made.

-- Izzy Swan - A Creative Thinkers approach to Woodworking

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#1 posted 10-05-2013 03:04 PM

Your rustic furniture designs are great. Perhaps an idea for a future video: build a rustic piece of furniture using all your homemade jigs. How do you prevent the bark from coming off the branches used on your furniture?

-- Julian

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Izzy Swan

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#2 posted 10-05-2013 03:39 PM

Lol.. I am doing that now. Been working on it for the last couple days should have the videos up in a day or so. The bark stays on fairly well on a couple of different species of wood but they have to be harvested in winter month when the moister content is at its lowest.

-- Izzy Swan - A Creative Thinkers approach to Woodworking

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#3 posted 10-05-2013 04:14 PM

Great jig Izzy. I am going to build one of these since I have about 11 acres of trees with lots of small branches I can use.

-- 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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#4 posted 10-06-2013 12:37 AM

Izzy, The hold down top is brilliant. Once again another genius idea.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#5 posted 10-06-2013 02:02 AM

You are just full of good ideas!

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 10-06-2013 02:46 AM

Awesome!!! Love it. Yet another jig of yours that I will be building soon. Thanks

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 10-06-2013 08:18 PM

Another neat jig, Izzy!!...........jIM

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

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#8 posted 12-02-2013 08:40 AM

Cant get the vid to load on my ‘droid tablet from here but I can get it to load if I go directley to You tube well that realy #$%=÷×@&£€_ !!!!!

-- under construction @Walter_Lars

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#9 posted 12-02-2013 08:44 AM

I have several slightly curved or bent branches that are dry now will this jig put enough force to straiten them out or do I need to soak them or steam them ?

-- under construction @Walter_Lars

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