In many cases it takes just as much skill to make an accurate jig as it does to make an individual piece. Their real appeal is that they allow us to do consistent and repeatable actions time and again, and for many woodworkers making a living from the craft, you need that sort of edge to remain competitive with the high street giants who churn out CNC'd crap from China. Jigs aren't cheating, they're totally neccesary.
There's still a place for a totally traditional process, but its by no means the only way to do things
I knew Asa would be disappointed if I came back from the hardware store without a 10 inch void so, Ahaaaa, I made my own!
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