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182 Box Joint Jig is designed: for the router table

This box joint jig is …. designed to work in a standard router table. The pre-set insert plates make consistent 1/4”, 3/8” and 1/2” box joints. You simply insert the appropriate router bit and offset template for the size of box joint required. I would suggest having three sacrificial fences to avoid tear-out. The jig […]

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034 Shop- Made Router Lift

Shop-Made Router Lift  BEST SELLING SHOP PROJECT PLAN  This shop-made router lift has always been a popular project with visitors to the website. The construction is relatively easy and the benefits in the shop are huge. If you have ever checked the price of commercially made lift you will appreciate this project. For anyone that […]

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167 Router Table: Pro Grade

Router Table For years I have made do with an old router table that I should have rebuilt a long time ago. So I designed this cabinet stand and top that will provide me with ample storage and great dust collection and is easy to setup and use. The top and fence assembly has all […]

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081 Dovetail Key Jig (FREE)

FREE Dovetail Key Jig 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 […]

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076 Portable Dovetail Spline Jig

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 […]

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078 Router Bit Storage Cabinet

Router Bit Storage This router bit storage cabinet was designed in an arts and crafts style with updated joinery. The carcass and shelves are locked together using linear (sliding) dovetails. The top and bottom case parts extend past the edges of the main box by ¾” on the sides and ¼” past the glass door. […]

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069 Horizontal Router Version 2: Molding Maker

Horizontal Router Table Version 2 Looking for a simple, easy to build, and even easier to operate horizontal router table you have found it? This version of the horizontal router table is very simple to construct using leftover materials in your shop. Cut two panels of Baltic birch plywood 16 x 16, a tabletop and […]

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064 Coping Sled Jig: Shop-made tool

The Coping Sled Jig 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 […]

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062 Mortising Jig: Modified John’s 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 class students for the past eight years. We have made a few minor changes […]

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037 Horizontal Routing Table

Horizontal Routing Table This horizontal routing table project has been one of my most popular designs. Easy to build and even easier to use. It makes a great addition to any shop. If you have purchased any type of molding or baseboard these days you will realize the value of this shop made horizontal router. […]