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  • Jig to Rip Blocks into Triangle for Ornaments

    Waiting on my bandsaw to go on sale at the end of the month during the annual 'extravaganza'.

    I have seen jigs in articles and books that assist in ripping blocks into triangles for ornaments.
    They mention using a table saw to cut the 45 degree slot down the middle. I don't have a table saw and don't want to have to go back to the finance committee so I was thinking of an alternative method using the bandsaw.
    • Rip 2x4 down the middle
    • Make 45 degree cut down each piece. |\ /|
    • Attach both sides together making one piece with trench down the middle. |\/|
    https://www.triadwoodcarvers.com/

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    That probably would work, but if you have a 'hometown' lumber yard in your town, you can maybe schmooze them to make your cut for you. I had a guy make me a jig out of a piece of 2X4, and all it cost me was giving him a pint of Sandhill Plum jelly...that is because I have a table saw that is still in the box!

    BTW, the jig works great!

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    • #3
      I made one a few weeks ago. You can throw one together using scraps.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by 4ND3R5 View Post
        I made one a few weeks ago. You can throw one together using scraps.
        I like that. Had not thought of doing it that way.
        Thanks!!
        https://www.triadwoodcarvers.com/

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        • #5
          If you have the WCI Hand Carved Holiday Gifts you will find this article, I copied and posted it if you don't, this is what I use.
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          Mark N. Akers
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Mark N. Akers View Post
            If you have the WCI Hand Carved Holiday Gifts you will find this article, I copied and posted it if you don't, this is what I use.
            Thank you!
            https://www.triadwoodcarvers.com/

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            • #7
              I ended up ripping a 2x4 down the middle, slicing a 45° piece out of each side and gluing the two halves back together. Seems to work well. Not as precise as I'd like but this isn't NASA
              https://www.triadwoodcarvers.com/

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              • #8
                Originally posted by 4ND3R5 View Post
                I made one a few weeks ago. You can throw one together using scraps.
                My son had a table saw, so he was able to rip the 45° angles in a 2 x 4 for me. Your idea is a really good one!!!

                Claude
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                • #9
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Mark N. Akers View Post
                    If you have the WCI Hand Carved Holiday Gifts you will find this article, I copied and posted it if you don't, this is what I use.
                    Made that one a few years ago. Still in use, simple and efficient
                    Jos
                    Belgium

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