Woodwork Jigs Archives

Checking For Square

01 Checking For Square

Sometimes when making a larger woodwork project that requires the frame to be perfectly square,it can be quite tricky at times to achieve this.On smaller jobsĀ  checking for square is easier using a small try square,or by measuring the two diagonals - if the two diagonals measure the same,this means your project will be square. Here ...

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Bandsaw Circle Cutting Jig

0 Bandsaw Circle Cutting Jig

Sometimes if you have a few circles to cut for your woodwork project it can take almost as long to mark out all the circles as it can to actually cut them.So I will explain how to make a simple jig to fit your bandsaw which will make life a lot easier in future.Depending on ...

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Make A Table Saw Sled

05 Make A Table Saw Sled

Making your own table saw sled is a cheap & easy way to make sure you cut completely square pieces of wood every time.There are many different plans you could use,but this is a very simple & effective option. You can make the sled virtually any size to suit your table saw,but for this example a ...

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Make A Simple Drill Press Table

04 Make A Simple Drill Press Table

If you have a drill press in your workshop it will probably only have a small metal base,which is fine but with a few additions can be made into a much more useful machine.This is a quck & simple method to make a basic wooden table to fit on your drill press to make it ...

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Make A Simple Sawhorse

012 Make A Simple Sawhorse

  Make A Simple Sawhorse A sawhorse can be very useful for cutting lengths of timber which are too large to fit in your work area.They are small enough to be transported around,yet sturdy enough to act as a temporary workbench.The sawhorse described is a fairly basic design, but should be adequate for most home improvement enthusiasts. This ...

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Build A Quick & Simple Router Table

011 Build A Quick & Simple Router Table

HavingĀ  a router in your workshop can help tremendously with a lot of your projects.But by making yourself a router table you can make it more versatile & produce more & easier cuts.This is a description to make a very basic table which is only really suitable for a handyman or hobbyist.I may create another ...

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Make A Straight Cut With A Circular Saw

06 Make A Straight Cut With A Circular Saw

Have you ever tried to cut a straight line down a 8ft length of plywood using a circular saw ? Its ok marking a straight line,but following the mark perfectly is a different matter.Most times the saw will wander off in one direction,you try to correct it by easing it in the opposite direction leaving ...

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How to Use a Spline Mitre Jig

05 How to Use a Spline Mitre Jig

A spline mitre joint can now be easily made using your newly constructed jig.Prepare your box,mitre all ends,and using 2 strap or band clamps,clamp & glue all the pieces together and leave to dry thoroughly in your workshop overnight. Once the glue has dried,it can be unclamped & is ready to be marked for the splines.A ...

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