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Thread: Hand jig

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Lumberton,Tx. USA

    Thumbs Up Hand jig

    I made Mr. Hogans jig for cutting out hand holds today & boy that works GREAT ! My saw wasn't the same size so I had to modify it some but finally figured it out . I used a 60 tooth finish blade so it wouldn't flex too much. Thanks a lot for the nice video Mr. Hogan

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Rader, Greene County, Tennessee, USA

    Default Re: Hand jig

    Plans for the Handhold Jig (used for cutting handholds into the side of hive bodies with a portable circular saw) are available here:
    ... along with a link to the video.
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Park City Ky

    Default Re: Hand jig

    Bobcat... Thank you for the nice comment.

    If people only knew how many versions of that jig I went through before I got one that worked, most would have given up. For years I used a 7/8 dado cut but wanted a hand hold that more closely resembled the commercial boxes. For the commercial machine, they asked me $8000.00 for the saw, and $2800.00 for the blade. That got me started thinking how I could make it cheaper. When Lawrence and I finally hit on the idea, and polished the jig some, I decided to share with anyone who was looking for the same thing I was looking for.

    I am glad I have shared the plans. Finally I made a video and put it on U-Tube. In about 2 years it has had approx 55,000 hits and I have likely received 20,000 requests for the plans.



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