January 21, 2009

Rockler Cove Cutting Table Saw Jig

rocker_cove_jig.jpgTable saws aren't just for cutting straight lines. A while back we found a video of someone cutting a perfect circle on one and just yesterday while we were flipping through the new Rockler catalog, we were reminded that you can also use a table saw to mill up crown molding.

In the past, we've played around with the process just to see the general idea of how to do it and we found that it's actually not that hard. It boils down to running a board over the blade at an angle, making sure to keep the angle consistent and to not try to take off too much wood in one pass. The reason why the Rockler catalog jogged our memory is because they've got a special jig for the process.

The jig is available only at Rockler and costs about $90. If you're the type that gets off on manufacturing every single aspect of a project, or if you're trying to match some ancient crown molding, it's probably worth the cost. For us, though, it's just too easy to head down to the lumber yard and pick some up there.

An article about using the jig is here and we also found a video.

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Posted by Doug Mahoney at January 21, 2009 5:36 AM
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I've tried similar things in the past with my own rigs, but unless I'm missing something you're quite limited in what you can do simply because there's only one diameter blade you can work off with a regular table saw.

Posted by: David at January 26, 2009 10:25 AM
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