VERTICAL CUTTING JIG

This vertical cutting jig idea, I got from a Woodsmith magazine (Issue #209). It’s great for cutting slots the full length of a board, or for making cuts for splines.  

 

I made some improvements from the magazine model. I used sections from a 1 1/8” thick Formica countertop, for the fence, and also for the section that slides on top of the fence. This lets the guide slide effortlessly. The guide is a section of 5/8” thick melamine, which also glides easily along the face of the fence. 

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I epoxied ¼” t-nuts, recessed in the guide, for bolting on the different vertical and diagonal supports.

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The vertical clamps hold the wood steady when running it through the blade.I also cut extra supports to accommodate clamping thicker wood.

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½” aluminum channel is readily accessible, as well as PVC board for making the miter slot assembly.

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Someone came up with a great idea, when they invented this dovetail clamp. You simply make a dovetail slot in the wood. Then the clamp easily slides in to position.

 

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