Woodworking Jigs Videos

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 ...

Drill Press Vertical Hole Drilling Jig

Drill Presses are handy, accurate woodworking machinery tools, but drilling holes in vertical pieces of wood can be a real headache without some sort of a jig, because it often means re-setting your drill press table (which will have to be re-aligned back later on) and setting up, often, multiple clamps to hold your workpieces.

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/96EVoEWmR-M

There are a few solutions to this, and one of them is making this simple vertical drilling jig that clamps to your drill press table ...

Make Table Saw Fence Clamps / Saddle Clamps Table Saw Jig

I'm often making "slots" in wood, sometimes it is for jigs, but other times it is in the construction of a piece of furniture or some other woodworking accessory. I can often cut these on my router, but it requires a bit more work because I often need to set up a temporary fence either on my existing router table, of a temporary fence that consists of a straight board clamped to the wood I am cutting. For me, it's almost always faster to cut slots in wood using my table saw, and simply make 2 cuts the remove the inner core and now I have a perfectly straight slot.

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/dA7d-X_hKRU

I find that many times I need to make more than one slot, especially if I am making jigs so it's pretty common for me to need to move the table saw fence back and forth, depending on the cuts ...

Miter Saw Angle Jig / Making Wood Stakes

Sometimes the simplest jigs can be the most used and the handiest, and this angle jig for the miter saw is one of those. I have had a jig like this as far back as my chop saw but for some reason it seems to have disappeared, so time to make a new one ... and this time I will label it so I don't take it for some other jig or worse, take it apart for some parts in some other thing I am creating.

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

The best wood to use for this jig and many jigs are plywood because it's stable and strong, for this jig I used 1/4" plywood for the base which was 12 inches square ...