Subscribe now and save up to 56%
I’ve been thinking about making this jig for years. Since nice weather has arrived I have to make a picket fence. All slats will end to a sharp point, meaning I have to cut them at an acute angle. I used to do that on the tablesaw but each time I got several cutoffs flying around my head. No more !!!
The jig sits on the miter saw bed and is held down to the back fence with a spring clamp. Note that the fence of my saw is coated with PSA sanderpaper which prevents any shifting.
The jig is nothing more than a 1/4’’ plywood base and 3/4’’ plywood back and perpendicular fences. This latter must be square to the back fence and square to the base.
As shown, I clamp a workpiece to the perpendicular fence, slide the whole assembly to the line of cut (reason why I use a spring clamp), and then cut safely the acute angle.
An alternative to using a clamp to hold the workpiece to the perpendicular fence is adding a backer board between the fence of the saw and the back fence of the jig (shown on photos 1-2-3-6). This way the workpiece rests against this backer board, which prevents the saw blade from catching and kicking it towards the back.
Find 20 more photos and construction details from this page of my website.
Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox
Become a member today
Get instant access to all FineWoodworking.com content.
Subscribe to Fine Woodworking
Save up to 56%
Great engineering, so simple it seems obvious. I could have used one several times. Thanks.
Kezurou-kai Mini, or NYC KEZ for short, is a gathering in which craftsmen and enthusiasts come together to celebrate Japanese style woodworking.
Grids and cutouts define a practical piece
Given the choice between a fixed-base router and a plunge model, Jeff Miller will take the plunge router every time. Because it can plunge in and out of the work,…
Eliminate tearout, banish snipe, and get smooth results every time
Take a look at the painstaking process that goes into turning one of Pascal Oudet’s wafer-thin disks--from flattening, to turning, to sandblasting.
Give your joinery skills a workout
Become a member today and get instant access to all FineWoodworking.com content!
Plus tips, advice, and special offers from Fine Woodworking.
Our biweekly podcast allows editors, authors, and special guests to answer your woodworking questions and connect with the online woodworking community.
Enter now for your chance to win a Lee Valley block plane valued at $160.
© 2016 The Taunton Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
Become a member and get instant access to thousands of videos, how-tos, tool reviews, and design features.