Various members contributed by bringing in their jigs and fixtures, like an extended show and tell. The photos do not follow the presentation sequence, but here are the ones that came out anyhow.
Joe Mathis constructed this sled with adjustable stop blocks that fit 45 degree angle cuts. A solid wood block behind the miter junction protects the operators fingers from an exposed blade and dual miter gage runners underneath help maintain accuracy as long as the table saw top remains in the same position as when the sled was calibrated.
Table saw miter sled by Joe Mathis
Curved form gluing jig by John Slezak.
John built this radius specific jig to assist in forming and gluing bent wood for an arched doorway trim that will be glued from thin strips (visible in the left side foreground.) Below, John also brought in a modified tapering jig for rip cuts on a beveled board. In the same photo, at the right most is Mike Swart’s dowel splitter for use on the band saw. In use, the dowel is placed in the angled part to prevent the dowel from moving or rotating and the dowel is ripped along the apex of the angle.
Jig for taper cuts on a board with a bevel angle, by John Slezak.
In the center of the photo above is Ed Goldberg’s dowel drilling jig. The rectangular piece at the bottom acts as a fence to assure uniformity, the pre-drilled holes assure uniformity in the dowel spacing, and also help guide a hand drill at 90 degrees to the cabinet side.
Sheet carrier by Floyd Yoder.
Floyd uses this to carry heavy sheet goods by balancing the weight on the two wheels. In his experience, the large wheels are much more practical on a job site since they can run over obstructions easily.
Floyd’s table saw crosscut vacuum jig for small parts.
In use, the small parts are placed on the jig which is used in a similar manner to a table saw sled. The shop vac is out of the picture, but the hose from it is friction fit at the right side of the hollow box adjustable stop, seen here held in place by a small bar clamp. The hose is visible on the left side of the photo. The hollow box stop has an attached end piece with a series of through cuts to allow air to enter (and by vacuum force to hold the part in place.) The small part is placed against the series of cuts in the hollow box (sorry, they are not visible here where the suction holds them) and the part is cut.
Bob Eslinger presented a jig he used for spacing hole in his Pi table. Notes are here that he presented it, but no picture–can you help us out Bob?
Larry’s saw horse for breaking down large panels.
As most of us in small shops do, Larry struggles with large sheets and how to get them to manageable size. Larry uses this platform by placing the sheet goods on top and sawing down through the center opening.
Larry show his slider push stick.
Larry demonstrates another one of his slider push sticks in response to questions from his ship meet. One of his other push sticks was previously posted via a sketch-up drawing. He says he does not know who posted that, but it was me Larry–along with my apology for the poor quality sketch! You’ll have to sketch this one yourself. In use the push stick is placed over the table saw rip fence and pushed along to guide the cut. This “slider” so named because it slides along the rip fence also serves to hold the work down and helps hold it parallel to the rip fence. The handle keeps the operators fingers well away from the blade.
Contents of this post and original photographs credited to Andrew DiLorenzo.