FLUSH TRIM JIG

Introduction: FLUSH TRIM JIG

About: In my shop I have a name for hammer, saw, and plier. The saw is Tess, the hammer's Joe, and Glumdalclitch is the plier. Yes, I'm brillig, and my slithy toves still gyre and gimble in the wabe. With that, ...

I needed to trim a bow out of a piece of ebony I was using on a project and tossed together this jig. With upgrades, the principle behind this jig can be used to make a jointer, tapering jig, and probably more. Just adjust the sizes and the clamping system. I will admit, I tossed this together using scraps from my lumber cart and some shims I had laying around.

Step 1: TOOLS AND MATERIALS

I used my table saw and an adjustable square. That's it.

Materials were scraps from my lumber cart. The ebony was from that wonderful box of exotic hardwood cut-offs gifted to me by my son.

Step 2: TRACK GUIDE

I ripped a piece of hardboard to exactly fit the track in my small table saw.

Step 3: BED OF JIG

I glued a piece of 1/4" plywood to the track making sure to extend beyond the cut of the blade.

Step 4: ESTABLISHING CUT LINE

I ran it through to establish the cut line.

Step 5: CLAMPS

First I added a strip to which I'll attach two clamps. I used two scraps as clamps, drilled countersunk holes and attached the clamps to the strip. To hold pieces in the jig I wedged shims under the edge of the clams which held the work to be trimmed tightly.

Step 6: FLUSH TRIMMING THE EBONY

The ebony had a bow. I ran it through the jig. It was perfectly flush. I patted myself on the back.

Step 7: THE PURPOSE OF THE JIG

The reason behind this jig is that I needed a square piece of ebony. Taking into consideration the kerf, I measured and ran the ebony through the jig and voila! a perfect cut.

A simple jig for a much-needed purpose. I can use it again and again for similar small tasks and has been added to my growing jig collection.

Step 8: WELCOME TO MY WORLD, THANKS FOR STOPPING IN

I hope you found this helpful. As usual, all questions answered and all comments appreciated.

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