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A Scratch Stock

Scratch Stock Holder I realize that making and using a scratch stock to shape a special profile is not new, as a matter of fact it’s been around a lot longer than I have (and that’s quite a while) but this week was the first time I have had the need for such a tool. […]

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049 Plinko Candy Dispenser (FREE)

This  Plinko candy dispenser was created by Steve Ramsay from Woodworking for Mere Mortals. Plinko Candy Dispenser I just re-drew his plan candy dispenser plan because I thought it would be fun to draw. What a great project for a grandparent or parent that is looking for a unique gift. You could adjust it so […]

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088 Bat House Plan (FREE)

The Bat House: Bats are a great natural control for pesky mosquitoes and this bat house will help to attract them to your backyard oasis. This weekend project will help you enjoy your backyard during the warm summer months. These little creatures consume several times their body weight in mosquitoes every night. I have shown their […]

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086 Free Radius Template Jig

Corner Routing Template A simple jig for flush trimming corners of your project simple swivel the alignment blocks, mark your corner, rough cut the radius, and then flush trim using the jig (template) PDF Download HERE      Save Save Save Save Save

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083 Dual Purpose Jig (Free)

This jig will provide clean accurate cuts with the circular saw or router Download for FREE Dual Jig Plan Save Save Save Save Save Save

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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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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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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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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 […]