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Cristoff31/01/2010 12:30:05
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Hi All
 
Anyone have any ideas on how to make a jig for cutting arrow points on 2x2 for posts, on a table saw to make a safe cut.
 
many thanks
Delete31/01/2010 15:14:07
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Have a look at taper Jigs Rockler do one.
Ron Davis31/01/2010 15:21:44
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Hi cristoff
 
Complete change of topic, but are you still interested in the new Bury St Edmunds Turning club, I have been sending you newsletters, can you confirm that you are getting them and that I have the right email address.
 
It will be nice to welcome you to the club
 
Ron
Sparky31/01/2010 15:36:35
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Cristoff
 
I think your after one of these.........
 


Rockler's $12.49 >> here <<
 

Or.......
 
Axminster's has one going for £19.95 >> here <<
 
Its quite easy to make yourself.
 

 
Or more >> here <<  and a PDF plan >> here <<
 
Hope that helps
 
Marc
 
 
Derek Lane31/01/2010 19:34:27
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Here's one I made earlier (As they say on TV)
 

Doug01/02/2010 07:33:52
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I really need to make one of these, that Rockler looks the business.
 
Thanks for the pictures chaps, so much easier to come up with a design when you`ve seen a few variations.
 
 
Baz  
Olly Parry-Jones01/02/2010 09:56:50
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If I understand Cristoff's post correctly then, a jig like this will certainly work... But, you'd be better off flipping it 180° (end-to-end), so that the off-cuts don't get trapped between the blade and fence.
 
You may then want to install something (I forget what they're called... A deflector?) that prevents these off-cuts from coming in to contact with the back of the blade and the rising teeth. It's wedged-shaped, tapered down to a point at the end nearest the blade and can be clamped on to the table.
 
Sorry, I can't find an image of what I'm trying to describe, right now...
Delete01/02/2010 11:45:50
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If the Taper jig is used in the right way the offcuts will not be against the fence.
The way to use the jig for the arrow point cuts as asked is to mark the wood for the cut then put a coresponding mark on the taper jig clamp the wood to the jigand make a cut turn the wood 90 degrees and make next cut etc.
 
Simples
 
You guys realy should catch up on New Yankee Workshop. This is a technique Norm has used on many occasions and he even did the Jig on one of the shows.
Derek has been watching them as his jig looks like a Norm one.

Edited By Roger B on 01/02/2010 11:47:16

Sparky01/02/2010 21:09:09
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Ron
Didn't Norms have a sliding back stop?
 
I would of thought that would help in holding the wood to be cut so the jig wouldn't even be close to the cutting blade. The offcuts would then be free to move forward with a push stick.
 
 
Marc
 
 
Delete02/02/2010 11:35:29
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Marc
 
To the best of my recolection Norms jig had a fixed back stop as per the jig displayed by Derek I will check the NYW plans.
 
Just checked and it is as I said. Although the plans show an Aluminium angle on the underside of one of the arms presumably to stifen the Ply. I didnt put it on the jig I made. In fact today is the first time I have noticed it.
 
Just for those who are as sad as me "Jigs was the first project in the 13th season of New Yankee Workshop and was first screened in about January 2001. The Plans and  DVD are numbered 0101 on the NYW site / Shop for those wishing to buy .
Sparky02/02/2010 16:04:34
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Hi Roger
That must of been it then, I remembered something metal on it.
Doug02/02/2010 20:03:05
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I seem to remember that Norm not only made one , but in one show had a prefabricated one, as i vaguely remember a metal one with a metal stop, but it was a long while ago.
 
Baz   
Olly Parry-Jones03/02/2010 10:01:11
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Don't know whether you guys are aware of this but, on the website, they're showing a different episode of the New Yankee Workshop every week. They're starting from the very beginning and, best of all, it's FREE to watch!
 
This week's episode happens to be a Bedside Table, with tapered legs - you can see Norm's 'shop-made tapering jig in action and, as Marc says, it does have a back stop.
Sparky03/02/2010 16:33:32
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Great link Olly!!
 
Olly, I did think it had a sliding back stop and after seeing it I was wrong.........ho hum
 
Future programme dates to be shown on his site.
 
Program Available Online
Program #106 - Oak Bathroom VanityFriday, February 5th, 2010
Program #107 - Trestle TableFriday, February 12th, 2010
Program #108 - BookcaseFriday, February 19th, 2010
Program #109 - Chest of DrawersFriday, February 26th, 2010
Program #110 - Candle StandFriday, March 5th, 2010
Program #111 - HutchFriday, March 12th, 2010

 
 
Marc 
Delete03/02/2010 19:50:27
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I didn't realise there were so many Norm fans on this Forum.  I am not one for beint impressed by the "Rich and Famous" but Norm is one exception. When he came to Exeter some years ago I just had to go and meet him. I think it was a surprise to a lot of the organisers just how popular Norm was and still is.
In the USA this is the first time NYW has not been on the TV screens. THis Old House is still going strong, Rus Morash has not produced it for some years. There is talk of the WOrkshop being put in the Smithsonian. A kitchen Rus used for a cooking show is already there. Pity they are not in Boston Lincs as opposed to Boston Mass.

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