Panel-Raising Jig Completed

Panel Raising Jig

As I promised, the panel-raising jig is now finished.  The basic structure is unchanged, but the addition of a vertical fence and a lever clamp converted the proto-jig into a tool for panel-raising.  The clamp is the Quick-Set Heavy-Duty Lever Clamp from Rockler (item # 29485), which happens to be on sale right now for $9.99 instead of the usual $15.99.  This might be a good item to stock up on for future jigs.

Don’t worry, the bottom screw hole in the fence doesn’t have a screw in it.  It was a temporary holding point while the other screws were driven, and the clamp was attached.  By the way, pocket hole screws are a great way of attaching something like this clamp to the project.  Their washer-head design snugs down over the baseplate holes quite nicely and allow you to adjust things slightly if need be.

Now, I have to determine the specifics of how to set up to raise the panels.  There are a lot of variables to take into account, so I’ll have to glue up a few test panels to work the details out.

Stay tuned!


2 responses to “Panel-Raising Jig Completed

  1. Looks like a nice jig, Robert. Good luck seeting it up. I hope it gets plenty of use.

  2. Pingback: Blanket Chest – Raising Panels | Little Good Pieces

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