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Here is the new diamond and pyramid cutting jig which is a lot easier to set up and operate and therefor quicker .
Here is a project with the pyramid pattern http://lumberjocks.com/projects/138426 and there are several others in my project list .
I am just starting on a box project for our guild to donate for Christmas to some less fortunate children and I have to speed things up a little to get them done in time and this is part of the reason to make this jig .
Here are a few pictures that should explain the jig and I also posted a video which shows the jig in use .

Have to get back to the shop .

Klaus

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I need to try this. Thanks for the video and sharing. Great job buddy
 

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Nice to see Klaus! I'm curious who made this 90 degree "saw blade" It looks the inner blade of a dado set that is changed to this profile. And to change it you need a (german) vollmer grinder or an equivalent.
 

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Thanks Hoss and Dutchy
I hade the blade done at a local saw shop and the owner is very good at sharpening and has the right equipment .
The blade that I had ground to this shape is one of the blades from my CMT finger joint set as I was unable to locate a cutter like this ready made .

Klaus
 

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That was strange Klaus. I clicked on the link (bottom one) and it took me to my own youtube channel.
 

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Mike
It seems to work for me but let me know if the problem persist .
Thanks for looking .

Klaus
 

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same issue for me. I would seem that the link points to 'your' videos page, but the 'yours' is subjective. Mine is mine, yours is yours, stefang's is his; that is why we are landing on 'our' video pages.
 

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That kicks butt Klaus - good to see the process!! Thanks for the video and sharing.
 

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Without a doubt, I am going to start looking for one of those belts to make one of those jigs. This is as easy as making sawdust. The accuracy is great. That saw blade is a major plus also. Thanks for sharing this Klaus, this one is going to the top of the list.
 

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Klaus, thanks for posting the jig. I reviewed the video and the simplicity is great. I did have a few questions that I did not catch on the video and I was hoping you could answer. You stated in the video that you used a box joint blade but I was wondering which size blade did you start with before you had it sharpened down? Also on the video you stated some kind of timing belt but I could not make out what kind you stated could you fill me in? And last how did you mount the belt to the wood just glue? Once again great video.

Thanks Richard
 

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That is really cool, Klaus. You find more uses for a timing belt than an automotive engineer!!
I like the v shaped circular saw blade. The makes the setup and fixturein all flat on the table with no tilted blade to have to get set just right.

Great thinking, my friend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!..................Jim
 

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Thanks all for your kind comments .
Well looks like the video link finally works .
Richard
The CMT box joint blade is 8" diameter and the used automotive timing belts come from a Toyota repair shop
for free as they would just go in the garbage and the belt is glued with CA glue to the jig after cleaning the belt and slightly sanding the glue surface .
Jim
The belts do make great indexing devices and I find them handy for all kinds of applications plus they are free just for the asking .
 

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Great idea Klaus.

-Madts.
 

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Klaus,

Would you clarify the sharpening of the blade? From my understanding each tooth is reground to be shaped like a upside down V. I called the company that I used last time I need a blade sharpened and they said they could / would not grind a blade to that shape. Is there any reason a regular blade could not be used? Say a 10" Fraud rip. What shop did you use?
 

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kiefer,
You are a prolific woodworker and a good video producer. I thought I sorta had this woodworking thing figured out but you seem to teach me something all the time. Thanks for your contribution.
It is great to share knowledge because that helps all.

Marty
 

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Thanks…..this will be something I will definitely make and use. Thanks again for sharing.
 

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Great Jig, so simple, and for free. and the video is great. just finished making my jig yesterday, it was very quick to build.
I was wondering - why do you label which side is for cross cut and which is for long cut? is there a difference between them?

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Elyasaf
 

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Klaus,

Absolutely love the look of all your boxes and you've got so many fantastic posts to inspire beginners like me. I've got a question for you if you have the time. What do you use to clean the belts with? I've got some "nice" used commercial AC belts that have a black residue on them. Didn't know if there was a cleaning preference you had or just soap and water?

Thanks

Jason
 

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Thanks for looking in and it would be interesting to see your jig and a project made with it .
To answer your question yes there is a difference unless both belt strips are perfectly aligned on the L shaped part of the jig the starting point of the pattern will be in a different location .

Take care and be well
Klaus
 
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