Cutting Sequence

* To lay out pins, first mark base lines on both faces. Then hold tail board on the end of pin board and mark cut lines with a knife. Mark waste areas with "X's"

Mount pin jig and workpiece (outside up) on band saw. Align jig so the blade will cut in waste next to first pin (see Step 3). Then clamp down tongue of jig.

Note the position of the blade in relation to the layout line. The blade should cut in the waste area so the layout line is just barely "saved. "

4 Now push workpiece into blade and stop at the base line. Then clamp down the stop block and make cuts shown in cutting sequence at right.

Next, turn the pin jig around so angle ' faces opposite direction. Then align blade alongside the layout line, but clearly in the waste area. Clamp down jig.

After completing all the cuts, chop out waste then check how pins and tails fit. If they're too tight, trim a hair more off pins (see Step 7).

Next, turn the pin jig around so angle ' faces opposite direction. Then align blade alongside the layout line, but clearly in the waste area. Clamp down jig.

After completing all the cuts, chop out waste then check how pins and tails fit. If they're too tight, trim a hair more off pins (see Step 7).

I To trim off just a hair more, keep the jig clamped to the table and tap the jig with a mallet You should be able to move It a little without unclamping.

<g After the pins fit into the areas be-• tween the tails, the joint can be tapped together. Use a backing board for even pressure and to prevent splitting.

I To trim off just a hair more, keep the jig clamped to the table and tap the jig with a mallet You should be able to move It a little without unclamping.

<g After the pins fit into the areas be-• tween the tails, the joint can be tapped together. Use a backing board for even pressure and to prevent splitting.

Mount pin jig and workpiece (outside up) on band saw. Align jig so the blade will cut in waste next to first pin (see Step 3). Then clamp down tongue of jig.

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