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I am in the process of building a chest of drawers for SWMBO....

I have finished the dust frames and put dadoes and rebates into the side of the ply.

Then I decided that Ply was a poor choice so went out and bought some Jarah veneered MDF.

I also decied that I wanted to make my mistakes on the jigs and not on the chest of drawers

As I want to make sure the dadoes and rebates were "spot on", I decided to make 2 new jigs.

One was a 'housing' jig inspired by Ron Fox in the UK
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The other was a variable spacing dadoe jg I have seen many times on Youtube and the 'net.

The first two pictures are of the jig being used before I finished it....

Both Jigs were great exercises in ways to use the router hand held.....
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The only time you have too many jigs is when you run out of room to store them. Mine hang from hooks in my shop ceiling. The shorter jigs hang over the work and walk areas while the longer jigs are located over machines or near the walls. I have so many that I've begun to run out of hanging space and I've started to write on the lesser used ones to help me remember what they are for. I'm 5' 10" tall and don't have any problem with them overhead, but significantly taller friends tend to complain when they visit.

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Can a man have too many jigs? No! Although in my game jigs are often made as one-offs to be used and discarded at the end of a job (don't think I'll ever have a need for that 4715mm radius curve template again.....)

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I'm sure that you'll know what Bj's answer to that question will be James! It's looking good, but that Bunnings plywood, owch!

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" Bunnings plywood " = ?????

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BJ, Bunnings is a supplier in Oz and the veneered MDF is $$$.

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Looks good James....keep the photos coming.............AL
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No way, I have some jigs that I may never ever use again, but they are running around in my sheds I still see them time to time

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For me, space will be a concern as well. I only have a few so far, and not much room for many more. I did spend this weekend doing some fall cleaning. Also bought a small shed, (more like a locker) to move a few more things out of my shop and give me more room for scrap lumber that I've aquired from my neighbors house raising and improvements. Pretty much everything in my shop is to do with woodworking. With the exception of two containers. One with electrical stuff and one with plumming. Everything else in there is woodworking.
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