Video: Shim-Cutting Jig for the Tablesaw
Extra trips to the lumber yard or home store can quickly eat up profit, or valuable time that I could spend watching football. It used to be when I ran out of shims in a pinch, I would fashion some on the fly but it’s not fun to fine tune cabinet positions with shims I’ve hackered out of 2x stock with my circular saw. One Sunday I was in double jeopardy. I was trying to finish up a cabinet install job to make a little extra money and I was trying to get it done in time to watch some afternoon football.
Of course, I got all set up before I realized I had only a few shims left in my shim bucket and I was going to need a bunch for this kitchen to secure them flat and straight. The nearest store was twenty minutes away and was hardly worth the drive for shims. I’d seen a shim jig at a cabinet shop so I modeled one after their design, customizing it for 2x stock instead of 1x stock that the shop liked to use for their shims.