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Wasn’t even sure if to call this a project, but as I’m currently working on shop iteration Mk *whatever* and some other things, this is something I should’ve done a long time ago:



I can’t see myself spending a fortune on Incra jigs and MicroJig push blocks, so - after some research - I ended up making my own.


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very nicely done...
 
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Heck of a job Dennis. This is the stuff I like to see, thanks for sharing
 

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Heck of a job Dennis. This is the stuff I like to see, thanks for sharing

Thanks, Rick. These are the type of things where the eyes are afraid but the hands are making. Might seem complicated at first (the Grripper clone, specifically) but it’s in fact, quite simple.


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Thanks, Rick. These are the type of things where the eyes are afraid but the hands are making. Might seem complicated at first (the Grripper clone, specifically) but it’s in fact, quite simple.


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I have to say I’m pretty impressed. My biggest regret joining here is that I caved and bought an Incra router table .
If I could go back in time I’d build one from scratch with multiple fences . I didn’t have the confidence when I first joined , but now I feel I could make one that would get a passing grade
 

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I have to say I’m pretty impressed. My biggest regret joining here is that I caved and bought an Incra router table .
If I could go back in time I’d build one from scratch with multiple fences . I didn’t have the confidence when I first joined , but now I feel I could make one that would get a passing grade

As I’ve learnt over time - as long as it’s just the cost of destroyed wood, consider it a payment for the experience. I destroyed a LOT of MDF before touching BB grade ply, and will probably destroy enough ply before I touch exotic wood.


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I have to say I’m pretty impressed. My biggest regret joining here is that I caved and bought an Incra router table .
If I could go back in time I’d build one from scratch with multiple fences . I didn’t have the confidence when I first joined , but now I feel I could make one that would get a passing grade
I dunno - there's not much of a substitute for the Incra system...you can just ship yours to me if your done with it!
 

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Well done indeed. Baltic Birch is such a nice looking wood.

Absolutely. Too bad it’s so expensive. I caught myself considering edge banding it, but then laughed it off - these are shop accessories, they’re meant to be utilitarian. I’ll probably just add a coat of polyurethane, for sealing and ease of cleaning.


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Nice project. Push blocks are always a great addition to any shop.
 
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Very well done, Dennis...excellent attention to detail...
 
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Edge banding BB plywood? No way the edges are too purty once sealed.
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I was thinking, maybe I should’ve done the roundover after the assembly, instead of ea part individually. At that time, I wasn’t thinking as much aesthetics as how I don’t like having plywood splinters. Will have to toy with some scrap, and maybe make the Grripper Clone v2.0. There are some things in the design I’d like to improve.


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