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Table saw and router table jig that operates similar to a tenoning jig or a sliding fence.

I originally constructed this jig to hold panels securely while sawing  the edges on the panels for raised panel doors. Since then I have found more uses because of the ability to secure fixtures to the jig to hold odd shaped pieces or for safer sawing of pieces that may be dangerous to run along the table saws low fence.
I have also used this jig on my router tables.

The entire jig slides in the miter gauge slot on either side of the blade like a tenon jig.

This jig incorporates a long and high fence to allow for clamping large pieces or panels. Stops can be secured in any position on the fence.

I have a number of table saw miter gauges around the shop. I decided to use the metal bar from one of them to use on the bottom of the jig   A piece of hardwood can be used just as well. I felt by using the metal there would be more consistency because the hardwood guides changes with humidity.

By making the base large the jig is very stable when sawing larger pieces and also allows for substantial reinforcing of the fence. 

The top of the lower base and the bottom of the upper base has a 3/4 inch slot which allowed a piece of hardwood to be secured in the lower base. The upper base can then slide on the lower base and the fence will stay in alignment with the miter gauge slot when adjusting the distance between the blade and the fence.
A slot was milled through the upper base in the middle to allow for a 5/16 inch cap screw to go through to the lower base into a nut.
When the cap screw is tightened the upper base is secured to the lower base.

This is a view to the bottom of the jig which shows the the type of nut used and along with the two slides used.



MEASUREMENTS BELOW


This is the length of the fence. 


This is the height of the fence.


The width of lower base and measurement to the slot


Upper base width


Depth of lower base


Depth of upper base


Width of lower base

I used mostly pieces left over laying around the shop and did not make the size of these pieces for any particular reason other than They seemed to be sizes that worked for my purposes.

The jig can be seen in action on the Arched Paneled Bed Project to make compound angle cuts on small moldings used as stops for the curly yellow birch panels.


Here the jig is used to bevel the front and side of a bech seat.


This jig allows larger pieces to be clamped to the jig then the jig uses the miter slot in table top to guide the jig as it slides

Using the Jig for the height and length of the fence.
Using the jig in this manner, the distance from the blade stays the same as when using the jig above to saw the ends of the bench seat because of miter slot but on the longer front edge the jig is used as a high fence and kept in position using the table saw fence and clamps on each end of the base to hold the jig steady to slide the bench seat to cut the bevel.