Tailstock Headstock

The ends of the jig are enclosed by two blocks. The headstock (D) Oike the head on a lathe) is at the drill end of the jig, see

HEADSTOCK

WIDTH OF ROUTER'S BASE PLATE PLUS Vu"

WIDTH OF ROUTER'S BASE PLATE PLUS Vu"

BASE PLATE PLUS Vii"
Vk'DIA. DOWEL

Figs. 2 and 3. This piece has a short slot for the workpiece (a dowel) to rest in.

The tailstock (E) is located at the other end of the jig. This piece has a shallow hole drilled in it for holding the free end of the dowel. (Because of the friction created by the spinning dowel, I used W'-thick hard maple for the headstock and tailstock.)

Shop Note: The dimensions shown on the headstock and tailstock are specific to the diameter of the spindles for the Shaker Bench. But you could easily modify both of these blocks for other diameter dowels.

To allow for slight adjustments when setting up the jig for turning, I drilled oversized screw holes in the ends of the headstock and tailstock, refer to Figs. 2 and 3. Then I used screws and washers to keep them in place.

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