A jig doesn't have to be attractive to work, but if you are a woodworker who likes to make attractive things, why not make it good-looking?
Use those scraps of walnut and cherry. They are scraps, aren't they?
Invest a little time in fairing the shape, in routing a decorative edge. If this adds 10 minutes to a one-hour job. so what!
Make a big, comfortable handle, one that's easy to grip. Use a hand saw as a pattern. Trace the saw handle on a scrap of cardboard, cut it out, then transfer it to the handle stock. Cut the jig handle outline on the band saw. then drill and cut the hand hole. Round-over the edges on the router table and glue and screw the handle to the jig.
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