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Whenever you need to make a series of matching dadoes for a project, the most important part of the process is aligning the two shoulder cuts of the dadoes accurately to the blade. Here is a simple jig you can build to help make this job a lot more accurate.
My approach to cutting the slots started out the same as my old technique. After marking out the shape of the slot, I drilled the two end holes on my drill press. A simple fence helped me keep the holes lined up. But from that point on, I did things differently.
You can install threaded inserts using a simple, shop-built jig. Also, we show you more on cutting raised panels. This supplementary article is available to download in this Online Extra from Woodsmith Magazine.
Using a miter gauge to cut multiple pieces to identical length on a table saw is easy if the pieces are fairly short. I just clamp a stop block to a wood fence attached to the miter gauge. But if the pieces are too long, I have always had trouble cutting them to identical lengths. So I ...
Recently, I was working on a project that called for cutting a large circular workpiece. The material that I was using was medium density fiberboard (MDF), and I needed a quick and easy way to end up with a circle that had a nice smooth edge.
This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a shop-made panel ripping jig for quick, easy, accurate rips of plywood, mdf, masonite and other sheet good. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online. We do not provide support for this software. Not all drawings have the measurements displayed but you can use the measurement tool in SketchUp to easily and accurately determine the dimensions of each lumber part. Most drawings do not have instructions, its assumed you can build it based on the completed drawing provided.
I make a lot of small picture frames for gifts. But there is a couple of challenges: mitering the small pieces accurately and holding them safely. So I have made a jig designed to help with this. It is nothing more than a shallow box attached to a miter gauge runner.
By Gord Graff - I was presenting a seminar on biscuit joinery the other night and after the class one of the attendees came to me and could not believe how my simple biscuit joiner jig could solve a number of problems he had. He was so amazed with the simple thing that the only thing I could do was hand it to him and say, here you go. After giving it away I knew that I would have to make a new one, so this morning I did just that and documented it in hopes that it may help someone else.
There was a problem when I tried to use a router with a flush trim bit to trim the edging. The front surface of the edging was not wide enough to support the router. So I built a simple jig to solve this problem.
This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a tablesaw jig. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online. We do not provide support for this software. Not all drawings have the measurements displayed but you can use the measurement tool in SketchUp to easily and accurately determine the dimensions of each lumber part. Most drawings do not have instructions, its assumed you can build it based on the completed drawing provided.
Drilling holes in small pieces can be hard to do on a drill press. If you try to hold them with your hand, they want to spin when the bit breaks through the back side. So to prevent this, I made an auxiliary table to hold small pieces securely, as you can see in the photo.
The pocket hole joint is one of the easiest joints to make. This joint is much faster and simpler than dowel joints because you only drill the hole in one of the pieces you need to join. You simply apply some glue, clamp the pieces together, and insert the screw.
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