Woodworking Jigs Videos

7 in 1 Router Jig / M.POWER CRB7 MK3 Router Base Review

I don’t fall in love with tools very often but I’m making an exception for this Router Base Jig from M-Power Tools. The first thing I wondered was why is this called a CRB7, if you look on the box, it says Combination Router Base and the 7 just designates how many functions this jig can accomplish.
The base comes partially assembled but has some parts, depending on the router you have, that can be changed to make it fit better. It was at this point I began to see just how innovative this unit is.

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/TmdC0m5J8fU

Most router jigs that I have seen, you need to remove the plastic base from the router and re-attach it to the new base, and often, you need to drill and countersink new holes because there is no standard in router base attachment holes.
But this jig is different, it uses the rails that are often used for Edge Guide Adapters ...

How to Make a Wood Handle / Wooden Handles for a Woodworking Jigs

Making jigs is fun, but sometimes they need their own handles, and often there are other reasons for wooden handles around the workshop I made a batch of them many years ago and over time they have been used up for various projects and it's time to make another batch of them that will hopefully last me a few years.
To make these, I am have laminated 3 - 1/4" pieces of hardwood together, Oak on the outside and maple on the inside to give me 2 laminated boards that are 5 inches wide and18 inches long. I will get 6 handles from each laminated board.

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/4XXHj7qqz-o

I prefer laminated wood for a project like this because laminated wood is often stronger than natural wood, and these handles will be screwed and glued to whatever they are attached to so I need to make sure that screws and glue will hold them ...

Small Parts Holding Jig for the Table Saw / Wood Clamp Table Saw Jig

Working with small parts can be one of the most dangerous things in woodworking. The problem is, that sometimes these little parts will eject out of your hand or pliers, and when they do, the pressure of your hand and arm can result in injury with a saw blade, router bit or even a belt or disc sander. 
Easily the best way to handle small parts if from a bit of a distance and with a jig that supports them firmly and keeps your hands and limbs away from the cutting surfaces.

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/oIgEG8wViaU

To make this jig I used some bits of off-cut wood that was laying around the shop ... I made mine 17 inches long and 2 1/2 inches high with 3/4 inch lumber. The end cap was 5 inches wide ...

Trim Router Edge Guide Jig (Palm Router Edge Guide)

Trim routers or Hand Routers as they are also called have much less power than their larger, more powerful counterparts, so finding jobs for them to do that doesn't over-tax the motor is a bit more of a challenge. In this video, I am sticking with what their routers were designed for and that is trimming edges. The difference with the jig that I am making is that the base will be larger and more stable than the base that comes with the router, therefore a better chance of getting a good cut ...

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/F4V57ePSQEI

And with the fence guide, it means I can use any 1/4 inch shank edge treatment bit, either with or without a bearing, which is a huge advantage. 

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