Jerry's Latest Project
Since I am a self taught woodworker, and a bit reluctant sometimes about taking advise from others as observed by Harry who has tried in vain to help me in the past, I have had to figure things out for myself. While doing this is undoubtedly normal for most folks, I suspect that I'm not as good at it as the majority of the members of this forum, in other words, I'm a bit slow on the draw with of the simplest projects.
But this does not in any way detract from the pleasure that I derive from working in the shop.
Sometime back I wanted to learn to make small boxes but ran into some challeges, one of which was how to cut recesses or mortises for the leafs on small hinges.
Recently I had an idea and began to see if I could make it work. I had two issues in mind that I wanted to accomplish with the jig. First I wanted it to work on any thickness of the walls of a box. To be a little more clear, due to the size of the hinges that I had purchased, the minimum thickness of the stock being used is about 3/8". but the jig is not restricted from working on any thickness of stock.
The other feature that I wanted was to be able to be certain that opposing recesses match perfectly which is necessary in order for the lid to match the carcass.
The attached photos are pretty self explanatory. In another thread I had asked for some help finding a vise with a deep throat. The photos will show why I was looking for such a tool. I think that this problem has been solved now.
C. City, Texas