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    Trend Vari-Jig, Shop Made Clamps

    Back in August of last year I had a need for a product like the Vari-Jig and did a thread on a shop made version here. Soon after I got done with what I was tying to do, some good Samaritan posted about Sears having the $120 Vari-Jig on clearance for $40; I grabbed one. I wanted a better solution for clamping it and their clamps at $42. This just seemed a bit steep for a $40 jig .

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    I made a mock-up of 1/8" hardboard then milled some scrap ash as shown.

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    Drilled the holes and now have another use for my t-track hold-down clamps.

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    Generally only two are used but, since these were so reasonably priced I made a set of four .
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    you should have a new title glenn,,, i recommend we call you the "JIG MAN" if anyone has one its you and if anyone made one its you
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
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