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Hey gang, hope all is well out there in LJ's land. I am still in the toy shop working on the turned tree ornaments for those who might wonder if they are painted….lol….they should be up in the next week or so.

Here is an old school jig for those who enjoy cope sawing and would like try a handtool alternative to a electric or even foot pedaled jig saw. I saw this in use on The Woodright Shop with Roy Underhill and just though it was so neat and being a kid at heart I wanted one too….lol.

Being that I only use handtools….and use the coping saw a great deal, I found this very useful for making some easy hoilday ornaments.

I made mine from scrap pine that was sitting around and thought I might share this with anyone that finds this stuff of interest. I styled mine a little bit….why not…I like people to come in the shop and go….whats that?....lol

I figure a little style might even make it work better..lol Although it works really nice for lightweight cope saw projects…..makes cutting more square and accurate.

You just lock it in your wood vice, grab a seat and have a go!!

So If your looking for the enjoyment of going as old school as you can in the shop…take a look at this jig and have some fun with an alternative way of making some cut outs for your next project….or making some holiday ornaments!

Be well gang and best wishes

Joe

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ya mine does not look like this, mine is just a piece of plywood clamped to the bench with a birds mouth.
yours blows mine away
 

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Well done! I like your style as they say. I shall have to make one of these for me and my grandchildren, as the coping saw is their favorite tool at this stage. I can see this aid making them - and maybe even me - more creative. Thanks for the inspiration - that's why I come to LJs almost every time I sit down at the computer.
 

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Cool, I haven't done any coping since grade school maybe now I will. Thanks.
 

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Nice. The carvings on the sides are a great touch. It's always the simplicity and the utility of jigs like yours that catch my eye. Thanks for sharing.
 

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Cool jig, never seen one like this, might make one for my festool table it will be fast to clamp to the side.
Best thoughts,
Mads
 

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great birdsmouth :)
I think I will copy this one to use with my fretsaw

thank´s for sharing

Dennis
 
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