Woodworking Jigs Videos

Magswitch Switchable Magnets Workholding Tips & News

Magswitches seem to have an endless number of jigs that can be adapted to them or made with them. In my shop, they have become an invaluable tool for a variety of jigs that save me a lot of time and since I work alone, they are like another pair of hands in many cases.

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/5u4OtEKUhp0

This tip was sent to me from John, who has figured out a way to use Magswitches in conjunction with a carpenter's square on the top of his table saw to create a large, perfectly "right angle" assembly station that can be set up and taken down in seconds.
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Quick Build for a Perfect Router Dado Jig to make Dado Joints

Bookcases and shelving units are super popular items to build, and not complicated but there are a few tricks to getting to look great and to stand up to years of use, and much of that depends on how the shelves are attached, and in this case, I am showing how to make a jig to use with the hand router that will give you perfect fit dados.

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/CETqGP1vgBM

...oh, and yes, you could use a palm router in place of a full-size router ... just take you time in making the cuts so you don't put unnecessary wear on the router motor ...

Woodworking Jigs & Workholding Tips w/ Magswitches - Featherboards and more!

Magnets in the woodworking shop have become commonplace for me and it probably all started when I purchased my first pair of magswitches. I remember it vividly. It was at a wood show many years ago and they were brand new on the market at the time. The vendor was showing them off and how they worked, but most people had little interest as they saw little or no real use for them.

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/kzMbqO9OYB4

When I first looked at magswitches at the show, I was intrigued ... but gave them a pass. By the end of the day, I had in my mind 2 or 3 great ways of using them and I knew there would be more ... so back I went and purchased them ...  

Bandsaw Jig Modifications, Roller Stand Fix and Cutting Miter Blanks

Over time, some jigs need modifications and adjustments to give them more flexibility and to work better. Such is the case with my mini log mill for my bandsaw. I have made 3 of these mini-mills in the past few years and this one was made for another bandsaw, but it still works on the one I upgraded to, but I find the base of this one is a bit short because sometimes the logs I am getting recently, are a bit longer.

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/QEDeG4WpJTA

I also have a few other related things to do, like cut another plastic miter slot blank for the new base, then I also need to trim the slide on my shop-made ...