Woodworking Jigs Videos

Bandsaw Log Cutting Jig - Milling Logs to Lumber

Bandsaws are one tool that can actually pay for it'self my cutting your own lumber, and cutting smaller logs on even smaller bandsaws is often quite possible. Even my 14-inch bandsaw will quite handily cut longer and short logs in perfect size pieces of lumber suitable for smaller projects.

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/fK7JrIAzMps

This jig is easy to make and I made mine from used plywood I picked up a few months ago that was... at one time, someone's kitchen cabinet doors, now I am reusing them for all sorts of new things, and this bandsaw jig is perfect for this old 3/4 thick plywood ...

Kerfmaker Exact Width Dado Jig / Make Perfect Dados!

Cutting dados is one of the necessary wood joints in woodworking. It is used in many forms of furniture, shelving, cabinetry, tables and much more. Dados are simple in design but can be very strong because they are supported along their length, but in order to be strong the joint needs to be fairly snug, and this is where the kerf maker can be an irreplaceable tool.

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/yHc0Xr2hXQ4

The form I am making in this video is one of the simplest types I have seen and can literally be made in a few minutes and give accurate results right off the bat ...

Making a Angle Grinder Chop Saw Jig / Angle Grinder Stand

This is one jig that took me much less time than I expected and turned out one of the most useful tool adaptions I have made ... turning my angle grinder into a mini chop saw for cutting off little metal parts, like ready-rod, bolts and so on, for all the woodworking jigs I am making.

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/Jcmqv1mwHE4

It's not that my angle grinder doesn't do a good job on its own, but it would be nice to have something that worked like a small saw, and this jig turned out to be very easy to make ...

Table Saw Jigs to Align a Crappy Table Saw Fence / Table Saw Fence Alignment

One of the things I have learned in woodworking is that a good fence on a table saw is everything. I spent many, many years with 2 previous table saws both of which had terrible fences before I finally invested in a table saw with a good fence. When I went looking for a table saw that was the FIRST thing I looked at was the quality of the fence and how easy it was to set and how well it kept it's setting on the saw.  For me - there is nothing in woodworking that is more frustrating than having a table saw fence that needs to re-set on the front and back and often re-re-set for every cut.

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/hBgceOxkg88

What having poor fences taught me a couple of tricks for setting them up more quickly and accurately than using a tape measure every time and these 2 quick and easy jigs are what I used many years ago, and maybe will help others with their table saw fences that have lost their accuracy.