Wood Wisdom-Video Blog #1: Jigs and Fixtures

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Blog entry by Woodshopfreak posted 03-22-2008 12:53 AM 2917 reads 2 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here is the first episode of Wood Wisdom (I say fifth because of the other videos but as you can see the title says #1 because of the new name). It is on Jigs that I have made for my shop and hopefully you can make some of these for your shop. If you have any questions message or comment me. Thanks.

Hope you enjoyed. Thanks


-- Tyler, Illinois

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#1 posted 03-22-2008 01:23 AM

Tyler, young man….......,,,, YOU are amazing. Just watched your film. I’d rather watch you than Norm any day!! As a matter of fact, you should consider contacting PBS about the possibility of a woodworking show. You’d be great. Keep up the good work. And keep those films coming. I need all the help I can get.

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Jim Boehm

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#2 posted 03-22-2008 01:55 AM

I agree with JR. Your videos give me alot of knowledge. Thanks for adding the spline cutting jig. It was a big help as I have never seen one. or how it works. I look forward to building something and adding a spline. Keep the vids coming. By the way when will you be touring, I would like to catch a show. :)

-- "Knowledge is King! It is never too late to learn something new." - Jim

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#3 posted 03-22-2008 04:13 AM

This was the first video of yours that I’ve watched and I think you did a great job! I liked your cross-cut sled and the safety features you incorporated into the sled to prevent accidents. Keep up the good work and I look forward to more episodes.


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#4 posted 03-22-2008 04:17 AM

Way to go, Tyler. My hat’s off to you, young-un’! Keep it up.


-- When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world. -- John Muir

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Bill Butler

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#5 posted 03-22-2008 04:24 AM

Fantastic work. Wish I had your skills and tools at your age, perhaps my career path might have been different (not to say I don’t enjoy what I am doing ;). )

Thought I would share with you and others that a great resource I found for a wide range of jigs and fixtures is the Taunton Press Jigs and Fixtures Text which can be found at Amazon.

Also, Tyler, I don’t know what it would cost so I don’t know if it would be in your budget, but I think the audio on your videos would benefit if you had a body mic, such as the type you might clip on your shirt or something. The audio level is impossible to keep consistent as you find yourself different distances away from the camera mic. The next step toward that PBS gig.


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#6 posted 03-22-2008 04:40 AM

Another enjoyable presentation. Thanks Tyler.

-- "Hold on to instruction, do not let it go; guard it well, for it is your life" Solomon

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#7 posted 03-22-2008 05:05 AM

Tyler that was a great video. I think you are well on your way to giving Marc and Norm a run for their money. Just one thought though – it seemed like your table saw jigs were rubbing a bit from the sound of it. You may want to try a bit of wax to smooth out the movement.

I think your spline jig was the best. You obviously take a lot of time and have a great eye for detail.

I’m looking forward to your next installment.

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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#8 posted 03-22-2008 11:39 AM

I like the new name :)

Great video – congrats on the new T-shirt. Awesome!

I like how you share all the tips behind the jigs -the safety features and the “why’s”.

I do have a question. What do you use a featherboard for? And/or how do you use a featherboard.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#9 posted 03-22-2008 05:27 PM

Tyler, hats off to you young man,an excellent video, and its really great to see a young man so talented and willing to share, and i agree , MOVE OVER NORM…TYLER is coming over! EXCELLENT

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#10 posted 03-22-2008 10:15 PM

Great video tyler !!!!!! you are very informative

-- A. Molloy

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#11 posted 03-23-2008 06:11 AM

Well done Tyler – I enjoyed your video presentation.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#12 posted 03-24-2008 09:50 AM

Awesome video! I wish I had started at your age… hopefully my son will get the same level of enthusiasm and skill when he reaches your age. Great work, looking forward to seeing more of your podcasts and projects!


-- Doing BIT at a time

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#13 posted 03-24-2008 06:33 PM

nice video u sure know more about woodworking than i do.

-- check out my amazing woodburning , Pat

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#14 posted 03-24-2008 06:39 PM

it stinks that u cant put the frame on the wall though

-- check out my amazing woodburning , Pat

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#15 posted 03-26-2008 01:38 AM

This young man is outstanding. Sure wish I had the pleasure to have had him enrolled in one of my classes back when I was teaching. He is an exemplary role model for young folks working with any kind of tools. Your presentation skills are great too! Keep up the awesome work Tyler.



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