Woodworking Jigs Videos

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 ... 

Through Dovetail Joint Jig / How to Make Dovetails

Dovetail Joints look cool and add an element of detail and elegance to wood projects like drawers, boxes, cabinetry and more. Traditionally they have been made by hand which is time-consuming for some woodworkers, therapeutic and rewarding for others and frustratingly difficult for many. Many, many years ago became somewhat efficient at making them, but when you don't practice periodically, you almost need to start all over again.

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/gaU3GeHJdqw

For those of us who only want to produce dovetails once every few years, re-learning and practicing to make them can make us turn to alternatives like ...