Woodworking Jigs Videos

Building a Table Saw L-Fence / DIY Table Saw Jig

I first encountered this jig in the late 1990s. Back then they called it a templating fence of templating jig for the table saw. I made a version of it for one of my earlier saws and it worked great ... then I moved house ... twice, and lost that jig and even forgot about it until recently when I dug out one of my old patterns for a table I used to make ...

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/8TNLudKivbc

I know that the old table saw fence I made long ago is now gone, and anyway it wouldn't work on the table saw I purchased a few years ago, so time to make a new one.

Bench Plane / Hand Plane Right Angle Jig for Surfacing

Woodworking has much to do with practicing, and hand tools, especially things like hand planes often require even more practice before we can achieve a high level of results and there is something rewarding in going through the practice and finally getting the "feel" and the "sound" of the plane as the razor-sharp blade cuts through the wood and in the end, you end up with some perfect or at least near-perfect planed boards.

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/7JeiXqbsCPg

In the meantime  ... for those who are newer to woodworking and have not yet had the time to practice hand planing and other tool techniques, and to help ensure these woodworkers continue to keep inspired, I have developed, or at least maybe re-developed a small jig that attaches to a hand plane that can help in getting nice right-angle edges on your wood.

Wheeled Table Saw Featherboard / Wheeled Multi-tool Woodworking Jig

Featherboards are both useful and can be considered as a safety tool in some cases too. I use them most on the router table, but they can be used on the table saw, the drill press and other tools as well from time to time. I always think of them as another set of hands to help me hold and steady the wood so I can get a better and more accurate cut.

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

My original thought was to use some hard foam wheels, but the only ones I could find were too soft, then when thinking about other rubber kinds of wheels, I thought of inline skate wheels ... they are ready almost everywhere at many garage sales and thrift stores for a couple of dollars a pair, which often gives you 3 or 4 pairs of wheels to use.

Easy Build Crosscut Sled for The Table Saw / Accurate Speed Sled

Every table saw comes with a miter gauge for cross-cutting wood but often these are not the best for cutting wider boards. The fix for this is for woodworkers to make their own crosscut sleds ... which I also have, and I, of course, overbuilt mine so it can do lots of things and it's accurate, but it also weighs 26 pounds - yes I actually weighed it. It's a hulk of a thing and often way more than I need to do one or 2 simple cuts on a wide board.

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/W6JV6gYq_yI

Yes, I have a good quality aftermarket miter gauge, and it works fine, but for wider boards, it's cumbersome to use so time to make miter gauge that is quick and accurate to use ... a speed sled.