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Useful jigs for your shop #2: A landing apron for your miter jig.

07-13-2009 12:39 AM by Bob #2 | 21 comments »

Sorry folks this one got overwritten here by accident. To see the original posting please go to my blog here:

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Using a router to make the "Lazy Larry" #1: Making the "Lazy Larry" using a router and router jig.

06-19-2009 02:14 AM by Ampeater | 8 comments »

Degoose showed us how to make the jig that uses a bandsaw to make the spiral sections of his “Lazy Larry”. Well I made the jig, but my old small bandsaw just wasn’t up to the task. I wasn’t about to quit, so I decided to try to make a jig that I could use with my router. It took me awhile to figure it out (using Sketchup), but once I did, it was rather easy to make the jig. Here is how to make the jig. Picture 1. 1. Cut a 3/4” thick piece of MDF ...

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Box Joint Jig #1: Cutting the pieces

06-17-2009 05:01 AM by cotfessi | 4 comments »

I’ve been wanting to build a box joint jig for some time now… I saw plans for a jig designed by Lynn Sabin at Leeway Workshop LLC and thought I would give it a try. It uses a carriage that moves along a 3/8”-16 threaded rod. Check out the PDF linked here for more information about how this jig is supposed to work. If you dig around on Leeway’s site a bit, you’ll notice there are two designs – I’m building the second, supposedly more stable versi...

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resawing #2: first test of the new jig!

06-16-2009 09:47 PM by Gary Fixler | 42 comments »

I routed in grooves on the fence of my new resawing jig for screwing logs to it, and with that, it was ready for action: Here’s a video – shot on yesterday’s lunch break, edited together last night, with the jig I made on Sunday – of my very first resawing work. The Timberwolf blade works very well, with no resistance and a clean cut. The Craftsman 18” wood/metal bandsaw is a slightly different story. It’s wobbly, which is just a ‘feature&#...

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resawing #1: At last, a resawing jig!

06-15-2009 12:31 PM by Gary Fixler | 7 comments »

I got 2 1” Timberwolf blades from Suffolk Machinery Corp. – 2TPI and 3TI – several months ago, and have been dying to try them out ever since. In that time I had several more projects, mom’s 10-day long yearly visit, my best friends’ wedding, a project I built for that (that I should post one of these days), and so much else. I didn’t want to use them until I had a resawing jig ready to go, so realizing that time was now, I jumped on it yesterday, later in ...

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King Excalibur Bookcases

06-12-2009 07:10 PM by Chris Davis | 0 comments »

I have the bookcase built for the murphy bed. They went together fairly quickly. I made a jig that acts as a square for the shelves. It also keeps the shelves from moving when the pocket screws at put in. Here is a picture of the jig. I have it notched out for an overhang I usually put on the top. I usually attach all shelves on one side and then flip it over and repeat. With the jig it also keeps glue from getting everywhere when I flip it. Here is the assemble footage Here are ...

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Projects Within Projects

05-22-2009 04:28 AM by littlecope | 2 comments »

Sometimes, the means to produce a part of a project are nearly as interesting as the project itself! I’m building another box (Shock!! Surprise!!), similar to the “Quiet Little Oak Box” only larger. I again needed to cut some skewed tenons.I didn’t want to do it the same way as last time. Not that it didn’t work, but I wanted more control and accuracy. Also, this time was not a change of mind, where I could use the first, straight tenons as a handy guide for sawi...

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the humble house workshop #3: Budget workbench needs all the help it can get

05-08-2009 03:15 PM by kiwi1969 | 10 comments »

So with the basic bench built it,s time to increase its ability to do some serious work. Without a vise other ways have to be found to hold stock and as Adam Cerubini pointed out it,s the ability to securely hold stock that makes hand tool work easier,safer and all the more enjoyable and it frees you up to concentrate on holding the tool with a more effective grip which in turn makes your work more accurate. All these jigs have been written about and described in books and magazines going b...

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Another Very Simple jig for sharpening your tools

04-28-2009 10:26 AM by Omegacool | 5 comments »

I found this and i try make it. The results soon. Because i dont have a cilindrical steel, i use this rod screw. and i modify a little the design.De Workbench

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Dovetail Jig #1: 75% Done

04-22-2009 02:44 AM by Jim | 15 comments »

This is a dovetail jig I’m working on from some plans of an old Shop Notes Magazine. The original plans called for Cherry but I used White Oak. I also extended the original jig an extra foot so it would be able to cut bigger pieces. It’s still only 75% done, I still have to make the template fingers, but I’m waiting on my new locking router plate and bushings before I cut the clearances and angles of the fingers.

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