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Celeski Shaping Jig Template Files

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DXF file for the template to make this simple and flexible shaping jig that makes pattern shaping easier, faster, and safer. Featured in Tim’s Fine Woodworking article July/Aug 2014. The best jig I ever designed!

This simple and flexible jig makes shaping easier, faster and safer. The best way to make the jig is to make a template with your CNC and use that template and a router to make all the jig parts. Dimensions are critical so make sure you read the detailed project information in the July/August 2014 Fine Woodworking article, Smart Jig for Pattern Routing and watch the Video. This is a template for make laying out to the proper 3-1/2″ spacing and routing out the top and bottom plates of the jig. When I need to make my own jig parts — such as a new bottom plates for a need, I use this template rather than a CNC. It’s just simpler. My standard collection of jig parts are shown the product gallery.

The CNC’d jig template makes laying out top and bottom plates fast and simple. A few two-clamp top plates, a one-clamp top plate combined with bottom plates of various lengths and shape and you can pattern shape anything. I no longer use part-specific specialized shaping jigs. With over 100 pieces pieces in my furniture line, 95% of all parts are pattern shaped with this jig set. Really.

To make the template with a CNC use a 1/4″ bit and 1/2″ MDF to make the template. Then make the jig parts using a 3/8″ bit, a router with a 5/8″ bushing and 1/2″ and 3/4″ Baltic Birch Plywood. Refer to the 2014 Fine Woodworking article for the details.

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1 review for Celeski Shaping Jig Template Files

  1. Tim C4 (verified owner)

    Best jig I’ve ever made. Makes pattern shaping safe, simple and comfortable. 98% of the shaping I do is with this jig.

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