Why Use Them? How Do You Make Them?
Woodworking Jigs assist woodworking equipment to reach their full potential. You can Bandsaw circles free hand. If you want two of them the same diameter, you'll need a jig.
The point is quality jigs help you become a quality woodworker. And your skills will increase as you make these woodworking jigs!
A good jig allows quick set-ups, and efficient cuttings. With a superior jig, few mistakes are possible and not much skill is required for good results. Can you ask for more?
Some jigs take time to make. A machinist square is necessary to insure proper alignment.
Once completed, you can use them repeatedly. This is an excellent reason to use first-rate materials and take time to align the pieces.
Many woodworking jigs have inherent problems.
I made this simple mortise jig years ago. Here is what I found:
- You cannot lock this jig to your workpiece. If the wing nuts loosen slightly, the jig drops a little, and you lose consistent depth of cut.
- You must use a different router bit depending on the width of the mortise - more error potential.
- Any error allows mortises that are not perpendicular to the joint surface. This makes open joints and twisted assembly.
- It is limited to boards 3/4" in thickness. Do you make several jigs depending on your workpiece?
- You cannot cut a mortise on the face of the workpiece, such as a porch glider.
- You cannot precisely set the length of the mortise.
- You cannot duplicate multiple mortises.
- Why would you want to build an inferior jig?
Superior Woodworking Jigs
With this mortise jig, a plunge router with two edge guides will lock the tool on the work.
You can rout a mortise in less than a minute.
You can rout a mortise on multiple pieces in exactly the same place and depth.
This mortise jig will bring a smile to your face.
This Tenon Jig is easy to make.
Along with the Mortise Jig, you can instantly have a mortise and tenon joint that fits snugly and aligns correctly.
With this jig, the cutting results are excellent, the process fast, and guaranteed safety. All that you need is a little patience to make this jig.
I read an article by a well-known publication. It said, "Despite the best efforts of many imaginative woodworkers (which have created some real humdinger gizmos), we have yet to see a reasonably simple and affordable jig or method that enables the router to cut tenons as efficiently and accurately as the tablesaw or bandsaw."
I disagree! This gizmo (jig) leaves tenons made with a tablesaw or bandsaw in the dust! Don't take my word for it. Read the testimonials at the links below!
A Fellow Woodworker gives his testimony after building and using the Mortise & Tenon Jigs.
Read his story here!
Here is another woodworker, who actually built the Tenon jig and his results!
With the correct jigs, you too can make excellent joints quickly and easily.
You will need Adobe Reader (the latest version is recommended) installed on your computer in order to open and read the pdf files. You can get Adobe Reader here (a new window will open so you can download without leaving this page).
Baby Crib Spindle Jig
Are you a wood-turner?
If not, you can still make attractive spindles for your Baby Crib.
It is worthwhile to use this jig to make these "spindles".
They look real nice, and they are all the same. You will find more detail in the link above.
A fellow woodworker took this jig and made some nice looking spindles. See his picture and a report at the link above.
Woodworking inlays are a great way to create a distinctive look.
Invest a little time and money learning to make inlays.
Your skills will increase, and your confidence will soar.
Dovetail Jig Review
Dovetail joints are strong and resist pulling apart. That is why they work extremely well for drawers. You can use them on cabinet doors, legs and rails.
Most woodworkers question which Dovetail Jig makes the most sense. This review will provide answers.
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Router Plate Insert Jig
Did you know that you can make your own jig (template) for a router table insert plate? It is easy to do. You will have the template any time you want to change your top.