Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'jig'

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Cabinet Making #2: Making the Cases

06-28-2010 06:06 AM by Tim Dorcas | 3 comments »

I started with taking measurements of the initial cabinet and combining that with measurements taken from the miter saw itself. With these numbers in hand I created a basic plan in Google Sketchup. Usually I put together a rough drawing and some basic numbers and then I’m off to the races. This usually means I am constantly “planning” throughout the whole build. Learning to use Sketchup is helping me get away from this. I have also made drawings at full scale to see how thin...

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My Roubo Build #12: Leg Glue Up & Holdfast Question

06-22-2010 08:39 PM by naomi weiss | 9 comments »

After a good day in the library, i decided to reward myself by gluing up one leg (it’s the only one with all 3 pieces dimensioned properly). I opted for the Schwarz’s gluing up accoutrement (part of a multi-grain cheerio box in my case) rather than my roller, as i didn’t want to wash it up after one use. Jury’s still out on the method. I did dare to change one piece of his advice, though, and i am throwing it out there for other beginners who find making jigs more inti...

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My Journey As A Creative Designer - Woodworking and Beyond #14: Back to Work . .

06-16-2010 01:43 PM by Sheila Landry (scrollgirl) | 9 comments »

First of all, I want to thank everyone for their input from yesterdays blog. I read all your thoughts and carefully considered everything that was said. The thing about working on my own the way I do is that sometimes it is hard to see all sides of things. I have three cats here who I consider ‘co-workers’ – although their jobs are more of the ornamental variety, and a partner who is kind of too close to the situation to give a good unbiased opinion. I guess that is why ...

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Bench Hook - Versatile shop made clamping device

06-08-2010 09:42 PM by David Craig | 9 comments »

I am sure most wood carvers are familiar with this one, as the bench hook is probably one of the first shop made contraptions relief carvers would make for themselves. I do find them quite useful for any task in which I need both my hands and the piece I am trying to hold down is irregularly shaped, a piece that I don’t want marred, or one that is too small to be effectively held in place by the bench cookies. While I know many woodworkers are already familiar with the contraption, I ha...

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"Don't Stress" glue ups

06-04-2010 02:55 AM by dustbunny | 21 comments »

I got so tired of fighting with glueing up cutting boards.Is everything lining up ? Is there slipping ? One clamp at a time !!So I spotted these flooring jacks in the HF catalog...and I began to wonder.I bet that I could use these to clamp cutting boards together in hopefully one shot.I haven’t tried it yet, but I will let everyone know if there are problems.I am thinking this is going to work just fine.I may need to add regular clamps at the corners, we’ll see. I did h...

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Threaded insert jig BLOG

05-21-2010 07:30 PM by mafe | 35 comments »

Threaded insert jig – HOW TO MAKEHow to get the dam thing straight in!Ok, not a big problem, but a problem! Here are the challange. Idea! A jig so I can control the angel is 90 degree.Solution a pice of scrap wood, some thread in a ‘nice’ size, and ofcourse the same thread as the inserts inside.Draw up a hole that fits, the hight of the threathet insert and some extra for a nut. Some cutting at the tablesaw. Some more cutting, this could be done with a chiselR...

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Jigs and techniques #1: Cheap & Simple Mortise Jig

05-03-2010 04:29 AM by GregD | 2 comments »

What should be the first entry in this series is my really simple table saw panel cutting and edge jointing jig. This is my my take on a mortise jig for a plunge router. I wanted to keep it as simple to build and as inexpensive as possible, but I also wanted it to produce good results for a rookie because I was going to use it for my first attempt and a M&T joint. Now that I’ve verified that it works well, I’ll probably add a toggle clamp or two for holding the work. T...

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Shop in Turmoil

04-27-2010 07:45 AM by DustyNewt | 6 comments »

I have numerous projects going on. In short, all my horizontal surfaces have gone missing and it is standing room only. Here are some over-alls from the front door. This is the main cause of the melee’. We have decided to toy with silver soldering and jewelry. So, this area of our shrinking shop is being converted to a jeweler’s bench with acetylene torch, flex shaft tool, and all those other cool tools that jewelers use.I will have to find a new home for all that hardwa...

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Unisaw Torsion Box Fence Table #6: Almost ready to mount

04-10-2010 03:41 PM by Ger21 | 5 comments »

I lost count, but I think I have now applied about 12 coats of polyurethane. Nearly 1/2 gallon. After about 7 coats, the endgrain finally stopped soaking it in. So at that point, I basically had a 3/32” thick “plastic” top, as hard as a butcher block. Which is exactly what I wanted. I tried to put the poly on as thick as possible, sanding down all the high spots between coats. After the 7 coats, I realized it wasn’t as flat as I’d like, as I was sanding th...

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Leigh isolock joints out of a HF dovetail jig.

03-21-2010 03:13 AM by jm82435 | 7 comments »

It is spring cleaning time at my shop. So I was taking some pictures of stuff I do not use to list on CL for sale. I took a picture of an old dovetail jig I have never been too fond of, when I had an idea... A while back I salvaged some plastic strips that had been used as packing material for something at work. It suddenly struck me that it was about the same size and type as the plastic on the jig. I have another custom made jig I use, but it is not handy to clamp it to the workpiece. So,...

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