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Raised-Panel Pushing Jig

I really liked your technique for making simple raised-panel doors for the pine hutch in issue #147 (page 67). I've been using a similar technique for some time, and my panel-pushing jig, shown below, makes it safe and easy to cut the beveled edge on the panels.

The jig raises the pressure point on the panel, holding it tightly against the fence, and protects my fingers from the blade. I used biscuits to join the runners to the jig, but you also could dado the jig and glue the runners into place. (Note that the runners should be taller than the blade height.)

— Dan Batliner, Lincoln, Calif.


 

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mfdsteve1 wrote:

That'll make the task safer and easier for sure. I shall be making one very soon. I like it. Thanks!

12/23/2011 11:45:12 AM Report Abuse
retiredx2 wrote:

Great idea, I made one and use it often. I modified my design slightly by fastening a piece of scrap to the rear end of the sled to push the stock. I made it tall enough, and long enough to accommodate varying size pieces. I feel the greater height provides more alignment surface.

12/17/2011 11:23:24 AM Report Abuse
billrd01 wrote:

Greatest simple jig I've seen - one of those that make me think why the h*ll didn't I think of that ???

10/13/2011 03:00:04 PM Report Abuse
wilkinsg3690114 wrote:

Great idea. I am making some panels this weekend so I will try it out!

10/6/2011 11:04:41 AM Report Abuse
bpolo215 wrote:

Good idea, I'll be making this. Thanks

10/6/2011 10:15:18 AM Report Abuse

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