Top Tip coin cutter begets better blocks
I modified Bob LaDue’s coin-cutting jig in issue 254 (Shop Tips, July 2018), as shown right, to cut varying lengths of square stock for the block puzzles I build. After boring the dowel hole in the sliding stock holder, I simply squared it with my bandsaw. In addition, I made my holder 4" wide and cut two kerfs to make burr-free blocks of two different lengths. And I can make even longer blocks by attaching a spacer to the fence side of the stock holder.
—Bob Collins Snyder, N.Y.