Thin Strip Jig


This jig is used to cut precise thin strips of wood on a table saw. The size of the strips is set by the jigs incorporated scale that can measure with ± 1/64” precision. This is the second video in series that concludes the first Thin Strip jig build for testing the idea. This jig is using the transversal scale for measurements that make reading easy. That scale was abandoned around the 18th century since everyone switched to vernier scale. The problem with vernier scale is that it is tiny and hard to read. In contrast, the transversal scale can be read very easy, for example, to read 1” measurement we read 4” dial and it is very easy on eyes.

This was my first attempt to make my thin strip jig. In this experiment I will used Transversal scale with 20 mil resolution, Please see scale pictures above. I had no plans to publish the video and it was almost accidental that I took it, while working on another project. Sorry for the poor quality of the video. The results of the experiment were great and I decided to publish the video and follow up on the project.The test was successful and it lead to development of the final version, called Thin Strip Jig #2.


I think perhaps you intended the "3/8" to actually be "3/4". I must have stared at that for 10 minutes before I figured out why the scale didn't work.

Sorry. This was the initial prototype scale and I made a mistake. The division is correct just the nomenclature is wrong