Making the Jigs

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Only a few scraps of wood and some commonplace lunl-ware is needed to build the two necessary jigs. And if you study the drawings, you may find ways to simplify the jigs even more than I have.

1. Make the sled. Cut the hardboard sole and the hardwood heel to the dimensions specified by the Cutting List. Glue and nail the heel to the sole, using 1-inch brads (Sec the drawing Booster Sled Plan.) Make sure the bnuk are sunk flush, so they won't drag on the router table top when the sled is being used.

2. Cut the parts for the auxiliary facing. The critical piece is the facing itself. It must be % inch thick. Select a straight-grained piccc of hardwood for this part. Joint and plane the facing to the specified thickness. If you don't have o

Installing Rip Fence Table Saw

a planer, you can resaw stock on the table saw.

Rip and crosscut the parts to the dimensions specified by the Cutting Ust.

3. Install the clamp studs. The clamping system is shown in the detail of the drawing Auxiliary Pence Pacing nan. Drill holes for the T-nuts in the back.The holes should

AUXILIARY FENCE FACING PLAN

Woodworking Jigs

Carriage bolt

^--Plastic knob

BOOSTER SLED Cutting List

Part

Qty. Dimensions

Material

Sole

1 X 8" X 10"

Hardboard

Heel

1 fc" X 2fc"X 10"

Hardwood

Hardware

1* brads

be about 4 inches in from the ends and about V\ inch up from die bottom edge, though the specific locations are not all that important. Drive the T-nuts. Thread the carriage bolts, used as clamp bolts, into the T-nuts.Thread a hex nut on each bolt, then a plastic knob. Seat the knob, then jam the hex nut against the knob, preventing it from loosening in use.

4. Assemble the fence facing. The facing and the back are glued and screwed to the edges of the top. as shown in Auxiliary fence Facing Plan. Be sure to countersink the screws so they won't impede die movement of die drawer parts along the fence when you are cutting the joinery.

Carriage bolt

^--Plastic knob

AUXILIARY FENCE FACING Cutting List

Part

Qty.

Dimensions

Material

Facing

l

H" X 4Î4" X 20"

Hardboard

Top

1

Ya" X 2" X 20"

Hardwood

Back 1 VC X X 20" Hardwood

Back 1 VC X X 20" Hardwood a planer, you can resaw stock on the table saw.

Rip and crosscut the parts to the dimensions specified by the Cutting Ust.

3. Install the clamp studs. The clamping system is shown in the detail of the drawing Auxiliary Pence Pacing nan. Drill holes for the T-nuts in the back.The holes should

AUXILIARY FENCE FACING PLAN

Plastic knob with blind insert (Reid #DK-42)

CLAMP ASSEMBLY DETAIL

X 3" carriage bolt

Thread bolt into T-nut BEFORE assembling the auxiliary fence facing.

Plastic knob with blind insert (Reid #DK-42)

Hardware

2 T-nuts. j4"-20 2 carriage bolts. V*"-20 x 3" 2 hex nuts. 20

2 knurled plastic knobs. 3/<" dia. with '/4n-20 X fce" blind brass insert; #DK-42 from Reid Tool Supply Co. (800-253-0421)

Drywall screws. #6X1"

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