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Forum topic by DKV posted 05-23-2015 12:03 AM 14971 views 0 times favorited 29 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DKV

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05-23-2015 12:03 AM

I love woodworking. I love buying tools and jigs. In an effort to make sure I have all the jigs I need (or want) I am asking what jigs have you bought that you can no longer do without. I will give you an example. Since I hate making dovetails by hand but love dovetails I bought the Gifkins dovetail jig. I did a review on it.

If I find your recommended jig worthwhile for my woodworking I will probably end up buying it. Give me a hand and let me know about the jigs you have bought and love.

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madts

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#1 posted 05-23-2015 12:12 AM

I think that this one would be appropriate for you. Everybody needs one of these in his/her shop
http://www.scottish-country-dancing-dictionary.com/video/hoopers-jig.html

Madts.

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gfadvm

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#2 posted 05-23-2015 12:55 AM

Real woodworkers make their own jigs (sorry, couldn’t resist). My box joint, tenoning, and tablesaw sled are the most used jigs in my shop. Followed by my “board straightening” jig.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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OldRocker

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#3 posted 05-23-2015 01:14 AM

Can you actually buy jigs? Maybe fixtures…. but jigs?

-- ....And on the seventh day the Lord created the Les Paul...and it was good.

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DKV

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#4 posted 05-23-2015 01:44 AM

Since I have to change the blades in my jointer I bought and just received my Rockler jointer jig for blade replacement. I’ll write a review after the blade change.

BTW, either:
a. nobody on this site uses jigs,
b. nobody on this site buys jigs,
c. nobody on this site can afford jigs, or
d. my post is being ignored

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B4B

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#5 posted 05-23-2015 02:21 AM

I’m just getting started, and I’m going slow.

I just finished building a table saw sled. If you don’t have one, make one.

Although not technically a “jig” I’m in the process of making my own parallel clamps. It is slow going, and I’ll post something on my project gallery when I get the first one done.

I bought a dovetail jig for my router, the plate can be swapped, so I can also do box joints with it.

-- There's two routers in my vocab, one that moves data and one that removes wood, the latter being more relevant on this forum.

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pintodeluxe

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#6 posted 05-23-2015 03:24 AM

Akeda dovetail jig
crosscut sled for TS
circle cutting router jig
shelf pin drilling jig
various patterns, especially for chairmaking
inlay patterns
straight edge ripping jig for TS (large jig)
smaller angle cutting jig for TS
clamp & guides for circular saw and router

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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DKV

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#7 posted 05-23-2015 03:27 AM

pinto, talk to me about the inlay patterns. Do you have pix?

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newwoodbutcher

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#8 posted 05-23-2015 04:15 AM

Dubby Cut Off jig
IBox Finger joint jig
Veritas sharpening jig MII

-- Ken

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shipwright

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#9 posted 05-23-2015 05:55 AM

Don’t know. Do you have one of these?

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/74529

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DKV

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#10 posted 05-23-2015 05:57 AM

Paul, what is it and what does it do? I might need one.

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shipwright

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#11 posted 05-23-2015 05:58 AM

....... or one of these?

http://lumberjocks.com/shipwright/blog/30591

Check the linked posts for uses. :-)

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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ChuckV

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#12 posted 05-23-2015 12:36 PM


BTW, either:
a. nobody on this site uses jigs,
b. nobody on this site buys jigs,
c. nobody on this site can afford jigs, or
d. my post is being ignored

- DKV

Maybe for some reason people are not taking you seriously.

I cannot imagine working without my Pine Marten's Jig.

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Gene Howe

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#13 posted 05-23-2015 01:18 PM

Most used:
Redneck track saw
123 blocks
keyway stock
IBox

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Nubsnstubs

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#14 posted 05-23-2015 01:35 PM

I always thought you built jigs as needed, then keep it around until needed again.

I can’t even imagine building a bunch just because someone else made one, and that’s how I’m interpreting your question.

If you’re a toolaholic and just love buying tools, I have a couple newly invented tools for wood turning I’ll sell ya…........ Jerry (in Tucson)

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Rick Dennington

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#15 posted 05-23-2015 02:57 PM

Here’s one I built that you may or may not have…..Why buy it if you can build it…?

-- At my age, an "all--nighter" is not having to get up and pee...!!!

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