This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a jig that gives square cuts when cutting piano hinge with a hacksaw. 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.
This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a jig that holds a framing square so it can be clamped, freeing up you hands so that a combination square and pencil can be used to mark a tenon. 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.
Here is the jig I built recently; I pulled it from Gary Rogowskis book Router Joinery. It is simple and cheap to build. I just used some scrap 3/4 inch MDF. I made the base long enough to easily clamp on my Workmate. The sides are about 20 inches. The sides are rabbetted to make it easy to glue/screw them squarely onto the bottom.
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.
Manufactured stop collars are great for drilling holes at a consistent depth. But they do not help keep the bit square to the board you are drilling into. So I made a simple depth stop jig in my shop that works for both.
Build this super simple yet stylish project using only five tools. This is part of our Basic Built series of plans. Follow the instructions to learn how to conceal mounting screws with decorative square plugs and how to safely machine the plugs using your tablesaw. And, discover an easy way to glue up flat panels using just two clamps and a simple jig made from a 2x4.
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.
The dovetail jig gets a lot of use in my shop. But there are a few things that can be an inconvenience when using it. My biggest complaint is that I have to stoop over to see what I am doing as I work. Another problem is keeping the workpieces clamped square. And finally, when Iam done for the day, I have to find a place to store the jig and accessories. This handy workcenter solves all these problems. The cutting diagrams and materials list are available to download in this Online Extra.
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.
Here is a no nonsense router jig that helps you trim solid-wood edging perfectly flush with plywood panels. No more heavy sanding and no risk of sanding through the thin plywood veneer. The jig base and handled fence enable you to safely keep the router stable and square on the workpiece.
This jig requires one piece of hardwood 3/4 inches square X 5 1/2 inches inches long and one piece 3/4 inches X 2 1/2 inches X 5 1/2 inches long. Mark off the 5 1/2 inches long piece as shown below, clamp it to the 3/4 inches X 2 1/2 inches piece, 1 1/2 inches from the top edge and drill the four 1/4 inches holes. It would be best to use a drill press for this if possible as the holes should be square.
My table-mounted router seemed ideal for shaping 3/4 inch stock into knobs for a box I was building, but the small blanks--only 1 1/2 inch square--would make the job hazardous to my hands. So I built the jig, shown here, to hold onto the blanks.
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