In Tricks of the Trade

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I made this jig for cutting patterns on the band saw. It works especially well on woods where the line is difficult to see, or if your near eyesight is starting to deteriorate.

Simply attach the pattern to your piece and let the arm of the jig ride on the pattern like a guide bearing on a router’s pattern bit. The jig moves closer to or farther out from the blade to cut closer or farther from your template. The arm that extends out from the fence can be adjusted in height for woods of different thicknesses.

I also made several additional arms of different lengths that can be switched out by removing the knob and replacing the arm. –Dave Diaman


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  • crs1369

    It would help to get more detailed in the description and some specifics on making the Jig. Seems like a great idea though and would like to see a video of it functioning. I believe the guide is adjusted in height off of the table to only touch the template but this was not addressed specifically. What a great Idea please send more details of its construction and use. Thanks for sharing.

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