When I purchased my Leigh jig some years ago (got a great deal on a used one) I pressed it into service in short order so I never had time to build an appropriate support/storage box for it. I used what I had laying around - some 3/4 ply.
I have some time while I'm waiting for the church furniture to start (the committee is 'meeting' and no check in the mail yet) so I was looking around for a smallish project to keep me busy . My Leigh gets pushed under the TS extension and gets bumped and dusty. It needs a nicer home. I have plenty of wood, so there's no money to be spent.
Here's my criteria:
Initial thought - a piano-hinged-top box that stores the jig on its side (front clamps down). Perhaps mounted to a board that slides into a dado?
- Not just a box, it has to be a nice looking 'cabinet'.
- The jig needs to store inside to keep it clean and out of danger.
- It needs to act as a stable support for the jig while in use.
- It needs to use wood from my existing supply - walnut, some birch, and a little maple.
- Simple - I can't spend weeks of spare time on this - just in case.
Do any of you have, or know of, such a box? What do you use to support your DT jig? Pictures please!