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A Jig for 3D Photos

A Jig for 3D Photos

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Enter to Win a WoodSlicer Bandsaw Blade Have you ever felt that your photographs just don't capture the shape and curves of your work? Wouldn't it be nice to be able to present your work to your...

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Godzilla the Horizontal Mortiser

Godzilla the Horizontal Mortiser

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  I recently finished a horizontal mortiser that I affectionately call Godzilla because of its size.  It utilizes steel shafts and sintered bronze bushings for the X, Y axis...

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Miter Spline Jig

Miter Spline Jig

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I made this jig about 4 months ago wanting to attempt miter splines in a special keepsake box I was working on. The cradle was made rather large compared to many I seen due to possible larger...

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A Router Guide For Any Groove

A Router Guide For Any Groove

Accenting your work can make all the difference between "good" and "great." A traditional touch like flutes are aesthetically appealing, but can be difficult to pull off accurately. This post will show you how to make perfectly straight and parallel grooves, in particular, flutes.

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IWF Alert: Porter-Cable jig makes pocket screws faster and easier

IWF Alert: Porter-Cable jig makes pocket screws faster and easier

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Porter-Cable's QuikJig is a thoughtfully engineered pocket-screw jig, at a surprisingly low price. It makes the process super quick and repeatable.

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Gazebo Roof Cedar Shake Installation Jigs

Gazebo Roof Cedar Shake Installation Jigs

A few years back, I led a group of condo neighbors on a project to rebuild a gazebo on our property.  I had plenty of willing but marginally skilled workers, so I needed jigs to simplify the...

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kerfed lining jig

kerfed lining jig

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This jig is used on the bandsaw to cut evenly spaced kerfed lining for guitars and mandolins.  After dimensioning the stock into 30-60-90 triangles it is inserted into the jig and the first cut...

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Table Saw Multi-Jig

Table Saw Multi-Jig

This jig can be used to cut tenons, make raised panels and even do mitre spline cuts. All made from scrap I had in the shop.

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Sharpen Jointer and Planer Knives

Sharpen Jointer and Planer Knives

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This jig is very useful for sharpening jointer and planer knives at home.  The method uses the scary sharp method (wet sand paper on plate glass or granite).  Mending plates are used to...

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Jig for router turning on lathe

Jig for router turning on lathe

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Production jig and fixturing for router turning on lathe using mounted carriage  that is  taper guided.  Router not shown on carriage in present photos.  Note:  Blanks...

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Taper turned cane blank jig for table saw

Taper turned cane blank jig for table saw

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This simple and adjustable jig slides along the table saw fence and with selected angle (taper) will create a finished turned cane blank by running the corners of the square end four times changing...

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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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