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For an update to this post I got my MiterSet about a week ago and used it yesterday. It is one of the slickest jigs I have ever owned.
The concern here has been the slot width fitting the Miter gauge. Don't worry about the "T" bar miter gauge, if the "T" part is on the end of the bar then there is no problem as the center of the bar is where the jig goes.
The Slot is milled .733" for the Shopsmith, and will fit most other bars, my Bosch "T" bar fit, Incre 2000 fit, Craftsman fit , if the bar is worn or a tad small you just have to shim it to one side with a calling card or thin shim.

It takes only about 5 sec. max to set the miter gauge. I set up for a seven sided polygon and the cuts came out perfect, it took only 5 minutes to have it cut and glued up.
The only math required is to use one of the formulas above to set the radius, to determine the length of the side.
I found that working in metric was easier to set up the stops on the saw to get an accurate stop setting, try setting a stop at 3.462" sometime as apposed to 8.79 cm.

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What Herb said, Joe!
The whole open source software library is amazing; just about any task is covered, but the Open Office suite is indeed sweet!

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For an update to this post I got my MiterSet about a week ago and used it yesterday. It is one of the slickest jigs I have ever owned.
The concern here has been the slot width fitting the Miter gauge. Don't worry about the "T" bar miter gauge, if the "T" part is on the end of the bar then there is no problem as the center of the bar is where the jig goes.
The Slot is milled .733" for the Shopsmith, and will fit most other bars, my Bosch "T" bar fit, Incre 2000 fit, Craftsman fit , if the bar is worn or a tad small you just have to shim it to one side with a calling card or thin shim.

It takes only about 5 sec. max to set the miter gauge. I set up for a seven sided polygon and the cuts came out perfect, it took only 5 minutes to have it cut and glued up.
The only math required is to use one of the formulas above to set the radius, to determine the length of the side.
I found that working in metric was easier to set up the stops on the saw to get an accurate stop setting, try setting a stop at 3.462" sometime as apposed to 8.79 cm.

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For some reason the 1st picture sisn't load so now it is last showing the Bosch "T" bar miter gauge.

Herb! Thank you for the Update and reporting of your first TEST!
I was hoping someone would report on it like you did!
Sounds FANTASTIC!! What are you going to use your 7 sided pentagon for? (Looking forward to a report on how it comes out) ... I can't see any GAPS in the clamp-up! GREAT!

I am saving-up to get mine! I can hardly wait...

I think this is the BEST jig I've seen in many MANY years... solving such REAL Problem! I really feel like tackling projects of this nature NOW! It takes all of the Pain and Tinkering and Frustration OUT OF IT!

Thanks again... Great Job!!
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gotta say Joe... kinda cool seeing ya getting all jazzed up about this jig Looking forward to your thoughts on it when the time comes
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gotta say Joe... kinda cool seeing ya getting all jazzed up about this jig Looking forward to your thoughts on it when the time comes
YES! First time I have been SO JAZZED in a LONG time...

I have to NOW CLEAN UP the Shop so I can DO something in it!

I'm trying to come with a List of projects to use'em on... Picture / Mirror frames for some... Now what?

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Herb! Thank you for the Update and reporting of your first TEST!
I was hoping someone would report on it like you did!
Sounds FANTASTIC!! What are you going to use your 7 sided pentagon for? (Looking forward to a report on how it comes out) ... I can't see any GAPS in the clamp-up! GREAT!

I am saving-up to get mine! I can hardly wait...

I think this is the BEST jig I've seen in many MANY years... solving such REAL Problem! I really feel like tackling projects of this nature NOW! It takes all of the Pain and Tinkering and Frustration OUT OF IT!

Thanks again... Great Job!!
Joe, this is a mock-up for one of Angie's 7 day clocks, each segment is for a day. I bought a 2X4X8' cedar stud for this one before I commit some nice lumber for the next bunch.
Also this will fulfill the requirement for the 2X4 challenge at our WW club coming up in a few months.

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Thats looking good there Herb, I've built the basic shape and door, just waiting for my mixing cups then I can begin the varnish wiping. Got another 11' of meranti for my next clock ready. The next one will test me a little further.

Tried to get some 9.5mm pine dowel for making pocket hole plugs yesterday but it was 8.5mm! Now I have to make another jig to make dowels at the size I WANT, and not what they want you to buy. Steve Maskery has a great little router table jig for that so that's next.
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Ordered these. I'll give them a try. The odd angles are also appealing as well as the multisided jig. Will be using full kerf blades because thin kerfs tend to deflect slightly without a blade stiffener.

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Ordered these. I'll give them a try. The odd angles are also appealing as well as the multisided jig. Will be using full kerf blades because thin kerfs tend to deflect slightly without a blade stiffener.
I used a 60 t Freud 10" blade for these cuts,it was in cedar so cut very easy and clean as a whistle. the materiel was 1 1/2"X 1 1/2".

I cut both the profile for the inside and outside after I assembled the polygon, with a router. the inside hand held for the step rabbet for the face and the back. then did the outside on the router table.
Next time I am going to try and cut the inside step rabbet with a table saw, before I do the miters.

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