FLUSH TRIM JIG

About: 1945 was a very good year. No, not for wine ... for me. I was born. Yes, I'm old, Father William, but brillig, and my slithy toves still gyre and gimble in the wabe. So let me welcome you to the Little Sho...

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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