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TIPS & TECHNIQUES

Shop Solutions

Router Biscuit Jig_

■ I like the idea of using biscuits to edge join two boards. But I can't afford a biscuit joiner. So I made a simple jig for my router that uses a slot cutting bit to create the slots.

The jig is easy to make. It's a double layer of Masonite with scalloped edges, see Drawing. (I cut the scallops with a jig saw and used a drum sander to smooth them out.) This way as the bearing on the slot cutting bit follows the scallop pattern it cuts a perfect slot. (In my case, I use a 2"-dia. bit with a l"-dia. bearing to cut a slot for a #10 biscuit.)

I made the jig with two scalloped edges to provide a variety of spacing for the biscuits. The scallops along one edge are spaced 4" apart. But the scallops on the other edge are 6" apart.

A lip glued to the bottom, serves as a stop. It automatically positions the jig on the wTorkpiece for the correct depth every time.

R. Brucken Martinez, California

Add-On Duet Collector

■ My band saw creates a lot of fine dust each time I use it (especially when resawing). So I made a dust collector to vacuum up most of the dust as it comes out under the table, see Drawing.

The dust collector consists of two pieces of plywood and a length of PVC pipe. Install the PVC pipe in one piece of plywood. And cut a hole in the other piece for your vacuum hose. Then glue the pieces together and attach the collector to the band saw.

Pres Kimball Lebanon, Oregon

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ShopNotes

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LIP

(%" x

WORKBENCH

2" RADIUS

ROUTER BASE

WORKBENCH

V_

CENTER SLOT CUTTER ON BOARD THICKNESS ^

BASE PIECES (5" x 42")

2" DIA. s/32"-THICK SLOT CUTTER

1" DIA. BEARING

WORK-PIECE

LIP

WORKPIECE

NOTE:

ALL PARTS ARE !4"-THICK MASONITE

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