I get 1,000,000 questions on this image body woodworking jig. I didn’t invent it; I first noticed it in Fine Woodworking journal years in the past. I haven’t seen any detailed plans on easy methods to make one. Since I’m requested so many questions on it, I made a decision to make this video during which I describe the entire main components of the sled and easy methods to make it. I don’t promote construct plans for easy methods to make it. It’s not my design and I don’t really feel proper about promoting plans. This video is the perfect that I can do. I additionally didn’t construct the sled in the course of the video as a result of, truthfully, I don’t want a second one. If I determine to improve my jig and make a brand new one, I’ll movie it and put out a video.

This jig is wonderful for one main purpose – you don’t must do any math as a way to make an image body. There is a mathematical components for making an image body: Wide of the image + (width of the body x 2) – (width of the rabbet x 2) = the width of the image body. You would do the identical to calculate the size of the body.

I don’t need to do math until it’s vital, and this jig makes it so I don’t need to do any math. If I would like my body to carry an 8” extensive image then I set the jig’s cease block at 8” and minimize my items. It’s that straightforward. Here’s how one can make your individual image body jig.

Make some rails out of plastic or hardwood. Make them in order that they match within the miter slot of your desk noticed, and just below the desk high floor. I used a half of” thick x 30” lengthy x 15” extensive piece of plywood for the highest. Turn the plywood at an angle in order that the entrance tip is completely inline with the noticed blade. Move the desk noticed’s fence in order that it’s in opposition to the plywood’s again nook. Use a big sq., akin to a framing sq., to align the plywood at a 45-degree angle to the fence. Place a number of drops of superglue on the rails and set the plywood on high of them. I prefer to have my rails stick out the entrance a bit.

I took a 36” lengthy aluminum straight edge with a ruler on it and minimize the tip off at a 45 diploma angle. I minimize the ruler in half at 27”. The small piece (28” to 36”) is used on one aspect of the jig, and the massive part is used for the opposite aspect. I minimize a 1/8’ thick piece of hardboard and minimize it at 1” extensive. I used some double sided tape to stay it to the underside of the ruler. At the drill press, I drilled a number of holes in it. I put the small piece on the left aspect of the plywood jig, at a 45 diploma angle to the blade. Screw the piece in place. Attach the bigger ruler piece to the suitable aspect of the jig.

In order to make my cease block, I took a bit of plywood and minimize a groove down the sting. The backside of the cease block suits beneath the aluminum ruler. I connected a toggle clamp to the cease block. It can slide forwards and backwards, letting me set it to the measurements on my ruler.

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half of” plywood:
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