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Jigsaw Circle Guide

Jigsaw Circle Guide

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Of all the jigs in my shop this is the one that I turn to the most. It will cut circles up the 24" in diameter, within a 16th of an inch. It also adjusts to the blade width. The work piece slides...

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Circular saw jig for tapered legs and for squaring twisted boards

Circular saw jig for tapered legs and for squaring twisted boards

Still in the process of acquiring the right power tools for my woodworking.  I needed to taper the legs for my current project, a side table w/ drawer, but the table saw that I have isn't up to...

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Self center mortising jig

Self center mortising jig

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Self center mortising jig with 75" diameter guide slot, adjustment from 1" to 2.5". slots long with stops.  

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Disposable Spline Kerf Fixture

Disposable Spline Kerf Fixture

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My fixtures are based on several criteria.  1). There's barely room in my shop for the sawdust.  2) I don't have time to finish the projects I've started much less spend a week building a...

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Planer sled for warped wide boards

Planer sled for warped wide boards

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I used the design of Keith Rust from FWW: January, 2005. Rather than the single support blocks in Mr. Rust's design, I changed it to have double support blocks to provide more versatility, providing...

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Clamp extender

Clamp extender

Clamping objects to the workbench is easier if the clamp screw doesn't overhang the work. I cut cookies with a hole saw and then cut two moon shaped pieces out of each to create a 3/4 inch height...

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Pencil Holder

Pencil Holder

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Just thought I would make a pencil holder out of a paper coffee cup. The base is Ash and the cup and base are covered in polymer resin so it will last awhile. I let the resin drip down the side to...

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Miter Saw Acute Angle Jig

Miter Saw Acute Angle Jig

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I’ve been thinking about making this jig for years. Since nice weather has arrived I have to make a picket fence. All slats will end to a sharp point, meaning I have to cut them at an acute angle. I used to do that on the tablesaw but each time I got several cutoffs flying around my head. No more !!!

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My Silly Push Stick

My Silly Push Stick

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I just built a router table and needed a push stick.  This is the grotesquely over built and worked on push stick.  If you are interested in reading about how much time I spent on this, you...

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Small picture frame glue-up jig.

Small picture frame glue-up jig.

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Very handy jig for small frame glue-up. I had to make 150 of these for my daughters wedding, as guest favors. The individual thumb screws make it easy to tighten the mitres, if the they are off a...

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Shopmade Spindle Sander

Shopmade Spindle Sander

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Material required: 3/4'' MDF, electric motor 1/4 HP, switch and electric wire, screws and glue, drum sanding kit and a motor shaft adaptor (from Lee Valley (68K0501, 68k0202, 68Z0201). I bought the...

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Table Saw Extension Modification

Table Saw Extension Modification

I really like the TS extension idea for sheet goods. I made a small modification to  the jig Designed by Philip A. Houck of Boston, Mass Just to help hold the work piece down. Hope you dont...

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Crosscut gauge

Crosscut gauge

This is very handy for cutting a number of crosscuts the same length, using the rip fence safely. The block prevents kickback.  It is utterly indispensable for cutting pieces for...

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Golden Mean caliper

Golden Mean caliper

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The openings at each end of the caliper are in the ratio of 1:1.61, an approximation to the Golden mean which is actually equal to (1 plus the square root of 5) divided by 2, or 1618039...

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Die Grinder Table

Die Grinder Table

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Inspired by the router table concept, the table holds the grinder while working the wood on the tabletop which provides much better control and results.

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Scraptacular Bin

Scraptacular Bin

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I couldn't resist to share where I keep my cutoffs before they become parts of my projects. Here, even if I used few scraps, I also used a full sheet of 3/4" plywood.

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Jig for cutting repeatable, accurate slices for laminated pen turning

Jig for cutting repeatable, accurate slices for laminated pen turning

Last weekend, I made a laminated pen blank for the first time, and was really excited about the result.  This weekend, I wanted to do something a little more complex, and realized that cutting...

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Router Dado Jig

Router Dado Jig

Today I finished a jig to allow me to route dados.  It is a clever jig (from a competitors magazine), in that one puts the board for which the dado is needed, and tightens the moveable piece...

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Long Reach Drill/Driver

Long Reach Drill/Driver

Here are two shopmade long reach drill/drivers ready to help and work hard to drill or drive in hard-to-reach tight and narrow spots.

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Workshop Tongs or Blind Nailing/Screwing Jigs

Workshop Tongs or Blind Nailing/Screwing Jigs

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How many mistakes are made and how much time is spent taking mesurements to locate exactly where to drive nails or screws, or drill a hole from behind ? For a shelf, a bracket, a door pull, a...

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