Woodworking Jigs Videos

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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How to Make a Router Bit Bearing Removal Jig

Anyone who uses a router bit extensively will appreciate this jig as a big time saver. If seldom ever have to change bearing on any of your router bits, there is no reason why you can use your router to do this job, it's just awkward and slow for many router versions ... this jig is simple to make and quick and easy to use.

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/dbobWnaER64

To start off with you will need a piece of wood that is deeper than the length of your longest router bit shanks. This will ensure the bit sits as low in your jig as it can and will be less likely to shear off your wooden dowel and in the rare instance a router bit might get too tight sitting in the jig, you can always remove it my poking it through from underneath and those through holes, can also be used in the future for any other special holding situations you might come upon.

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