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081 Dovetail Key Jig (FREE)

A very basic built jig for your router table that will produce great results for that special box that you just created. Not only will this jig give you added strength to your mitre joints, the dovetail keys bring your project to the next level. Build time should be about 1 ½ – 2 hours. […]

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075 Shop Made Track Saw w/ Riving Knife

Recently a friend of mine had a mishap with a circular saw hopefully this track saw will help to eliminate that problem. Kickback with a circular saw is in my opinion one of the most common injuries. I started out by designing a sub-base plate so I could install a splitter (Riving Knife) to help […]

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077 Circular Saw Cut Guide (free)

Easy to build and even easier to use. This jig will give you an exact alignment edge after your first cut. When you construct the jig make the T (fence) a little oversized, then when you make your first cut it will provide you with an alignment mark for accurate cuts with your circular saw. […]

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076 Portable Dovetail Spline Jig

Whenever I make a mitered box or frame I usually add simple splines to reinforce the miter joints. I was looking for something different and came up with a jig to cut dovetail slots on the corners. This project is not really about the box (however it is a nice looking box) :). It’s really […]

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071 3 IN 1 Planing Jig (Free)

3 IN 1 Planing Jig (Free)For years now I have made and used three separate jigs when using a hand plane. By combining all three into one I have now saved valuable wall space (where I hang my jigs) and the convenience of having all three planing jigs available in one place. The first part […]

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064 Coping Sled Jig

Shop-made tool The coping jig sled is a basic design that I saw advertised commercially for $90.00. I felt it could be built in the shop for $15 – 20.00 including the cost of this inexpensive plan 🙂 so I drew it up. The advantage I see with this style of jig as opposed to the […]

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062 Mortising Jig:

The Mortising Jig This mortising jig was originally designed by a friend and local woodworker John Nephew. It has always been affectionately referred to as “John’s Jig” and has been built and used by the majority of the woodworking night school students for the past eight years. We have made a few minor changes over […]

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Band Saw Re-Saw Jig (FREE)

Another FREE plan This plan came about after watching a video from the Woodworkers Guild of America. The host explains the procedures to build this simple jig for re-sawing on the bandsaw. I thought a few pictures might add further clarification.  If you have ever tried to re-saw a board on your band saw you’ll […]

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Exact Width Dado Jig (Free)

FREE Exact Width Dado Jig This exact width dado jig is very similar to the one that Marc Spagnola of the Wood Whisper.com built during a recent Guild Build. Marc posted a You Tube Video showing the construction of the jig. This is a similar version of the jig that I’m using as a sample […]

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028 Table Saw Cross-Cut Sled

Table Saw Cross-Cut Sled I have build and used many tablesaw cross-cut sleds over the years. Some worked well and some I could not get accurate enough to be of any value. This fence forward design seems to do the trick. The sled is very easy to build and easy to setup accurately. A tablesaw sled […]