Simple Sliding Jig for Crosscut Guide

comments (6) July 24th, 2010 in Jigs

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T&G fence for crosscuts- front

T&G fence for crosscuts- back
Clamp for multiple cuts
T&G fence for crosscuts- front - CLICK TO ENLARGE

T&G fence for crosscuts- front

I have a quick tip you can use. It is simple to make and use, and allows multiple cuts with the crosscut fence.

I have some tongue-and-groove mahogany scrap. I ripped the tongue-side of a piece and fastened it to the fence as usual. Then I took a scrap of the grooved side so that it can ride across the tongued fence with ease. To this I fastened a square block down to just above the tablesaw table, and now this slides as a stop for cutting.

The sliding block can be clamped with a spring clamp for multiple cuts.

Peter Heelan


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Comments (6)

Little_Joe Little_Joe writes: Nice simple jig...

All I do is Use the Clamp for my "Stop"... or to clamp a piece of scrap for the stop...

Cool use of T&G scrap!

Posted: 2:23 pm on July 2nd

WWTim WWTim writes: I love the simplicity. I believe that most great jigs are simple to use and yours looks like it would work great!
Posted: 6:06 pm on February 10th

powderjones powderjones writes: I have a bucket full of t&g oak flooring scraps - I never thought of taking advantage of the t&g for the purpose you have. Nice and simple - I love this site! Thanks!
Posted: 11:32 am on August 2nd

syeates syeates writes: Why not drill and thread the front wood piece and add a 1/4 thumbscrew instead of the clamp?
Posted: 7:42 pm on August 1st

syeates syeates writes: So simple and so elegant. Bravo!
Posted: 7:39 pm on August 1st

Pathrat06 Pathrat06 writes: Slick! Thanks!
Posted: 12:30 pm on July 26th

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