Woodworking Jigs Videos

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.

Making a Pivoting Fence / Resaw Bandsaw Fence Using a Magswitch Jig

There are a few reasons that you might want to slice wood finely using a bandsaw. For me, it is usually because I have some highly figured wood that I want to try and spread out over a larger area and by making thin slices I can book match the wood, or just use more of it in different areas, but sometimes I am wanting to cut wood in thin strips for a banding job too ... lots of different reasons.

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/OXuo7ALndrE

This is a pretty easy auxiliary fence to make, I basically consist of one vertical piece of wood that comes to a point, or it could simply be rounded, either way, the point of a pivot fence is to be able to slice wood evenly over wider pieces of stock lumber.

Adjustable Straight Edge Jig for your Wood Router for Fluting, Dados, Rabbets & more!

What jig can you make that can do Dados, include stop dados, Rabbets, Fluting, Edging, and even Wainscoting? Yes, this jig can do all this and even more. It's easy to make and can be made a long or as short as you need from cut-off plywood or smaller pre-cut pieces from the lumber store and the only hardware needed is "T Bolts" and some wing nuts to go on them ... 

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/5o5tubTr-BA

For this build, I started off with the "stop and start"  blocks because, from them, the rest of the jig will come together naturally and will depend on the size and base of your hand router as to what size you want to make the jig. 

How to Build a Hand Sanding Block for Sanding Discs

Whenever I am sanding a project down, just before applying a finish, I often use my random orbital sander, but the final sanding job I do is to hand sand - with the grain - every part of the project, and finally, remove all the sanding dust. I ran out of 220 sheet sandpaper on my last project, which prompted me to use a disc pad as a hand sander. This gave me the idea to make a hand sander that uses the same discs as my random orbital sander.

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/yZBtvbYNc8A

And by using the same hook and loop material I can even quickly change discs or grits when I need ...