In this episode:
- Optimizing workholding of the beam by changing out the right-hand Leigh surface clamp for the Leigh bench clamp. This done, the beam slid to the left, and workholding is solid. Now I have no more concerns that the beam will slip during operation; before, the tips of the clamps were simply too close to the edges at the ends of the beam. Why? Because I did not have a hole on the workbench to install a second surface clamp on the left-hand side of the the beam – I had a bench clamp on the left, in a dog hole.
- Tuning the R9Plus jig by using the sides top to adjust the template position precisely. Once properly adjusted, not even a thin piece of paper will fit between the work piece and the side stop while the work piece is flush under the template.
- A great tip: Making the writing visible on the side stop – use chalk!
- Tip: Learn proper marking of the work pieces. You will be glad you did! I remember the early days, and not being able to keep track of board orientation. What a nightmare that was! But I learned quickly that using the Leigh way of marking boards is the absolute best; and I still use it today. I suggest you use it, too.
Enjoy the video!
— Al Navas