A miter jig for cutting door frames and a #TBT feather board

Posted By on April 9, 2020


Last week while continuing to s-l-o-w-l-y work on the bookshelves and painting project, in-between outdoor yard cleanup and cutting the lawn for the first time in 2020, I also used the frame cutting miter jib previously mentioned. It is amazing just how much more accurate this set-up for my table saw crosscut sled is over my Hitachi sliding miter saw! I’ll still used the miter saw for “construction grade” projects and moldings, but when it comes to frames or the rails and stiles of a cabinet door or picture frame, this jig cuts them perfect. Here’s the YouTube clip where I picked up the information on how to use geometry to be sure the jig is perfect. FramingJig_aniFeatherboardClamping200405

As for Throw Back Thursday #TBT, I need to work on my table saw hold down methods. I’ve used the “pinched wedge” method to hold down guides jigs or feather boards on my table saw for years. In fact, the “temporary” feather board (left) has been used in my shop for 35 years! It still works but is overdue for an upgrade.



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