Workshop jigs can provide that second and third set of hands you have been wishing for in the workshop. They can also assist in achieving complex tasks and jobs on the tablesaw, drill press or router table.
The doweling jig makes quick work of doweling tasks, including the face-frame joinery (end to edge grain). In addition to doweling, the jig also helps you make evenly space holes for shelf pins.
When used for alignment purposes, chamfered dowels insert more easily. The chamfered ends also create glue space for strong dowel joints. This simple jig allows you to create evenly chamfered ends time after time.
Use this simple jig to align both your tablesaw blade and rip fence for clean, accurate cuts.
Without a special clamp, gluing up a mitered frame can be an exercise in frustration. When gluing up numerous frames in the shop, we created these simple glue-up jigs. You can make your own to fit any size frame. For the woodworker working alone, these clamping frames are a must.
This seven pack of plans will help you get the most use out of your tablesaw. First is the Precision Miter Stop which you can make in minutes and use as a lifetime addition to your shop. Next is the T...
With shop scraps, a router bit, and a pair of bolts, you will have this shop helper up and running in minutes. This extension gives you control when crosscutting and backs up cuts to prevent grain tearout. Simply clamp a stopblock to it for accurate repeat cuts or to control the length of a tenon or lap joint.
If you have ever assembled a picture frame, you know the difficulties of creating seamless miters and a flat glue-up. Sometimes numerous clamps and an extra set of hands do not seem to be enough. Solve the problem with this adjustable frame jig.
Set the cutting depth of your tablesaw blades easily using this adjustable gauge. To ensure accuracy, we outfitted it with a steel rule for which we have included a mail-order/internet source.
Mount your biscuit joiner to this handy jig, and step up to a new level of convenience and precision when cutting slots in the 3/4 inch material.
Taper jigs do not get much more basic than this hold-down taper jig. Build the plywood base and hardwood hold downs. Then, mark the angled cut line(s) on your workpiece. Position the rip fence so the ...
When you use this tablesaw accessory, you will never wonder whether the corner you just cut is square. For hair-splitting accuracy, the beefy fence is fixed at 90 degrees to the blade and shows exactly where your saw blade cuts. And, the fence-leading design holds wider work pieces more solidly and keeps your work closer than fence-trailing jigs.
A drill press plays a major role in pen-making, but is effective only if you hold the blank securely and squarely while drilling. Made from any available shop scrap, this jig with its integral clamping fence promises perfect results every time.
Once you build this little beauty, you can rest assured that your miters will always match up.
With a large worksurface, an adjustable fence and stop, and storage space, this will be the last drill press table you will ever need. Plus it doubles as a drum sanding station with replaceable inserts and a built-in shop vacuum hookup. The cutting diagrams and materials list are available to download in this Online Extra.
If you do not have a store-bought tapering jig for your tablesaw, you easily can make one from scrap to safely and accurately cut tapers on legs and other angled workpieces. Here is an easy way to make repeatable angled rip cuts.
Making perfect circular workpieces is easy with this handy helper. The jig consists of a piece of 1/2 inch plywood with a dovetail slot glued into a centered dado. Into the dovetailed slot slides a matching key with a dowel pivot pin at one end.
Reliable and accurate crosscuts on a tablesaw require a miter-gauge extension with an adjustable stop. You will find many good miter-gauge extensions on the market, but you can make your own and save some cash in the process.
Hold small parts securely, safely, and dead-square to the blade for clean and super-accurate cuts on your tablesaw.
For cutting long or wide stock on your tablesaw, this simple jig is like having another pair of hands. With a long, wide base securely anchored to a 20 inch long miter gauge slot guide bar, this crosscut sled provides a lot more workpiece support than a standard miter gauge. And it is so inexpensive and easy to build that every tablesaw should have one.
Looking to take your bandsaw to a whole new level of performance and versatility? Here is your chance. After you build the table, contruct the jigs included with the plan, and then see our section -Put Your Bandsaw to Work- starting on page 19 for tips on putting the system to work in your shop. The three jigs included are: tapering jig, duplicating jig, and feather board/single-point fence.
Tight-fitting joints are a snap on any saw when using this sturdy but adjustable jig. Use it to cut tenons, half-laps, and bridle joints.
Here are a collection of 10 great woodworking jigs proven to be useful in the workshop. They include: V-Block Jig for making splined corner joints, Circle-Cutting Jig for the perfect circle, Palm-Sand...
Transfer hinge locations from door to carcase with marksman-like accuracy.
Some woodworkers agonize over cutting accurate miter joints, because even a fraction of a degree of misalignment leaves unsightly gaps. But you need not fret about getting the angle right the first time with perfecting it on the second try is fast and easy using this adjustable shooting board.
A sanding drum makes quick work of smoothing an edge profile rough-cut with a jig saw. You might think you need a drill press or spindle sander to keep the sanded edges square to the surface, but a corded electric drill, shop scraps, a few dollars worth of hardware, and a set of inexpensive sanding drums will do the trick too.
A simple design for a special task.
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Learn how to make a disc-sander circle jig that helps you make circles without holes for your next woodworking project.
Improve the accuracy of your tablesaw with this zero-clearance jig.
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