Cutting sandpaper to size for power sanders and sanding blocks becomes a lot easier when you use this jig to both measure the paper, and cut it straight in one quick move. You can alter step widths to accommodate custom sanding blocks you might use in your shop.
We are not lion when we say kids will go ape over this animal scene, straight out of the African savanna. The animals, mountains, and trees are each jigsaw puzzles, and the assembled pieces can be repositioned to create different scenes.
Sanding discs tend to curl up when not in use. I find this a real hassle when trying to place a PSA (pressure sensitive adhesive) or hook and loop disc on my sander, especially if I don not get it on straight the first time. So I came up with a small shop jig that helps keep them flat.
Here is a winning clock design literally. Originally built by reader Larry Cardingley of Mardian, Idaho, this beauty was one of the finalists in our -It is about Time- Clock Building Contest. Included with the plan are a few jigs to help with construction of the clock including: a drawer-guide jig, and a top-assembly jig. Also a shop tip to help you keep things straight.
Here is a jig for routing bookcase or cabinet-side dadoes that exactly match the thickness of your shelf stock. No special bits are needed. Just use an ordinary straight bit and a guide bushing.
This classic Arts and Crafts furniture piece uses easy, straightforward construction methods, like wide rails from the rear to front legs instead of the typical multitude of spindles. So there will not be near as many mortise drilling as usual. And the gentle curves of the wide arms is easily achieved with a shop made jig you will make.. we show show you all the how-to details.
This taper jig is accurate and can accommodate a wide variety of lengths, widths, and thicknesses of stock. It also works great for making straight rip cuts on narrow pieces of stock. Extra articles: Shop Made Setup Gauge and a couple Shop Tips on dust control, plug inserts and gripping threaded rods.
Here is a simple jig for your table saw that can do a great deal of the work of a jointer. In this set of free woodworking plans, learn how to build a simple table saw jointer jig that will give you clean, straight edges from which to do glue-ups, make other joints or just ensure a clean edge for that piece of stock.
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