The Tablesaw Jig is a machinist's answer to making odd shapes and angles in really small or awkward pieces of wood on a tablesaw. The prototype I've built has been made out of anodized aluminum and stainless steel, but the enterprising craftsman will readily be able to make a similar adaptation out of wood or plastic according to their needs. I've omitted any drawings, as the measurements all depend on your specific application. Instead, I've taken the entire assembly apart in order to demonstrate how it all goes together, and why it works.

Step 1: Slider Blocks

Slider blocks are used frequently in manufacturing and production machinery, as it gives rigid support to the machine while still allowing for fine adjustment near a conveyor. I decided a scrap one laying around the shop, which had already been hard anodized, might make a great base for making miter cuts without a miter saw. Two 1" diameter slider shafts, along with a 3/4-6 ACME screw, are inserted through the slider block. The slider block has a pocket for a bronze nut which the screw acts on, and there is a hole drilled to the side of one of the bores for the shaft to provide for the brass clamp. There will also be two tapped holes for screws that attach the Jig to the pusher slide that is hopefully already on the tablesaw.
<p>Where did you get that handle/knob? I've been looking everywhere for them, but I don't know how to describe them. Please advise. Thanks</p>
<p>Cuts like that are why I have a radial arm saw besides a table saw. I just hold the work piece down with a scrap of wood then. As I like all of my fingers to remain attached to my hands.</p>
<p>Looks good :)</p>

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