Hello Colleagues, In this simple project I decided to combine to simple devices into oneIt literally takes 30 min. to make this jigHere how it worksHere is a 3 min. instructional video with the jig’s dimensions:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fltq6UL8jLQ Happy Woodworking!
[Above] Always trying to do things on the cheap, made a peg hole reamer using a rat tail file. I broke most of the tang off and inserted it into a hole drilled in a piece of flat steel. I glued it together using JB Weld and it’s held up so far with no problems. To use it I drill a pilot hole at 3/16 inch and ream it out to the largest diameter on the tapered file which 1/4 inch. You have to twist the reamer in the direction that will try to force it out of the hole, otherwise it...
A self centering dowel jig can produce accurate and repeatable joints. Here are a few tips and tricks for getting the most from your jig. https://youtu.be/LjNA2KvqlZE
So, the idea is simple—you make one main insert that perfectly fits your table saw with the wide dovetailed slot where the small interchangeable inserts (for all your blades/dados/different angles) slide in… Here is the video of the process (3 min.): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2u1xGV1NyJg Be safe and happy woodworking! Michael Makarevich
Drilling 15 degree 15/32” holes 7/8” apart. 1/2 inch from the bottom of the jig. Cutting the inserts Cleaning up a little after they were glued in Making a Step Drill Bit Some manual sharpening You can see the process in details here in this 3 min. video that has all the necessary instructions and measurements: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-aTqITfahVw Happy Woodworking! Michael
Hi guys! So, I built this corner radius revolving template jig from plexiglass and plywood (picture included). It is used with a flush-trim bit on a router table to make identical corner curves. Here is a 3 min instructional clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPs93ikqanY Best, Please be safe and Happy Woodworking! Michael Makarevich
I frequently do smaller moldings in cabinet doors and other projects. I find it easier and safer to use a sled on my table saw rather than a miter saw. I can see my mark to cut by better this way. The small waste pieces don’t fly around as much. Years ago I was measuring a cabinet door job. As I was sketching the cabinets, the trim carpenter was cutting some small molding. The end piece flew off the saw and hit my face right by my eye. It bled a lot, but it turned out fine. However,...
For quite a while I have been using the Kreg set up bars for various set up tasks in my shop. Before I bought these I had made a set of different thicknesses of hardwood blocks. That worked well, but the Kreg blocks offer more versatility. They come in sizes from 1/8” to 1/2” in 1/16” increments, nicely organized in a handy case. ( If you follow my work, you know I love organization!)I frequently use mine for setting the depth on my drill press. Just bring the bit down just ...
Hello colleagues, I was flattered with the responses to my posted project Super-Gripper shopmade pusher (it went to TOP 3). So, figured I would elaborate a little on this jig. It is an awesome pusher for the repetitive cuts, especially on the very narrow planks. It makes the task safe, easy and easily repeatable . It also significantly cuts back on the fine dust that flies to you face during the ripping operation, especially if you have a dust collector hooked up to the saw (the lower cham...
Accurate, clean marks are critical to any fine woodworking project. For years my marking tool arsenal consisted of a tape measure and a pencil, sometimes sharp (maybe). To mark the center of a board edge was hit or miss—mostly miss! As my quality progressed, so did my need for accurate ways to mark. How can you cut it or drill it right if you don’t start with a proper starting point. For the last few years I have been on the look-out for anything that would help achieve that. Not ...
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