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I've had a rip jig for a while now but that one was at its life cycle so I was looking around to see what was available. I stumbled on woodpecker thin rip jig and as anybody who has looked at their product would know, they are very expensive ($150 for their jig). Reusing some parts from the first jig along with some scrap wood and couple of toilet bowl flange bolts, I got to work. Took inspiration from the woodpecker design and after about 2 hours I was done. All in all it works better than the one I'm replacing. Thickest I can get is little bit over 1 1/2". The strips in one of the picture are 1/8". Won't be using the jig to rip anything over an inch or so and will just use the fence. Once everything is set up and tighten there is no movement from the jig (obviously except the bearing) and it is very solid. Just need to zero out n put a small ruler tape to get consistent cuts. Pretty sure the jig will serve me well for years to come. Under $20 I can put the fund into my savings for more tools

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nice one, i'll have to shamelessy use some of this design, been on my list for eons, just seems i never think about it till i need a skinny
thanks for sharing
rj in az
 

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That's a great thin rip jig. I did the same using the bearing and it's a pleasure to use. It will definitely serve you many years.
 

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Looks like a good design, well done.
 

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Nice work.
 

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Yeah, that's a great jig. I'm definitely going to copy it. Thanks for posting it.
 

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Sometimes it pays to lay down hard-earned cash for the expensive, machined tool. Sometimes it doesn't. This is one of the latter. Made a similar one myself a couple years ago. Great for cutting spline material or inlay strips. Enjoy.
 
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