Finishing Jig for Table Legs

I find it easier to apply finish to table legs or spindles before assembling a project. But keeping the workpieces off the bench while they dry is a challenge.

So I built a jig (photo below) that will hold legs or spindles of any length. It's just two, L-shaped brackets with evenly

Table Saw Tips Jigs

Bottle jack

Drill VU'-dia. counterbore in center of top for jack piston

¡Center platform applies pressure across surface

Lower nuts hold center up for workpiece placement

Base holds press in place

Wood Working for Amateur Craftsman

Wood Working for Amateur Craftsman

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