Woodworking Jigs Videos

Jig for Drilling Shelf Pin Holes / Shelf Pin Jig

Adjustable shelves have become a standard, even inexpensive furniture, you often see some sort of adjustable shelving options in use. One of the easiest ways of doing this is to make a series of matching holes on either side of where the shelves will sit and use small shelving pins to balance the shelves on with. This system works well but does have a few drawbacks depending on the type of wood you select and the kind of shelving pins you select .. of which there is an ever-widening selection to choose from.

Watch it on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/embed/HrP9chOFeh4

There are many different ways of making the holes for the shelving pins, using a router, cordless drill or even a drill press, and what I am showing here is just one version that is quick, easy and effective for smaller jobs. The one thing that is common among all of these is that the holes need to be precision on both sides of where the shelves will sit, otherwise the shelves will wobble ... and sometimes they will anyway, and here's why ...
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Make Coping Sled Jig for the Router Table

Wood Routers used in conjunction with Router Tables open up a whole new world of uses and one of those uses is cabinet door making. There are many different kinds of bits available from numerous manufacturers for making all sorts of different styles of doors ... and it is super easy to make them. Like all tools, setup is important in order to get good consistent results and one of the ways to help achieve this is using jigs. You can make doors several different ways, but using jigs can help give you repeatable, quality results, and one of the jigs to do this is Coping Sled. Basically, all a coping does is help to hold the wood for you as it passes past the router bit on the router table. This may sound easy, but when you car crosscutting wood on a router table and looking for very fine results to get nice tight joint connections, a copying jig is one way of helping to achieve this.

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To make my more basic Coping Sled I rummaged around my pile of used plywood and came up with a couple of ideal pieces ...
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Adjustable Fluting Jig - Mini Router Jig

One of the elements that makes woodworking projects stand out is the attention to detail that the woodworker builds into their works. In some cases, one of the details that help to define a piece and break up large areas of plain wood ... is something called Fluting. A commonplace that you might find fluting would be a surround of a fireplace. Often there are wide pieces of wood around a fireplace and one way of making these plain pieces of wood more attractive is to "flute" them.  You will also find fluting on table legs, bookcases, large wooden beds and other things that use wide boards in the construction. 

Watch it on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/embed/yacSIDmSeYM

My goal with this jig project was to make a jig that I could use on many different projects that I could rely on as being accurate and for making repeatable flutes when I need them ... 
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Portable CrossCut Sled for Circular Saws

The goal for this jig was to build a jig that was portable and accurate in making crosscuts with a circular saw, and at the same time, if it could prevent or somehow collect dust, that would be nice as well. All three were accomplished but the dust collection remains tenuous as a value, but I did reduce the volumes somewhat. What I really liked is just how portable and useful this jig is, it worked better than I expected, giving extremely accurate cuts, it's light to carry around and for anyone who is looking for very nice crosscut mechanism for their circular saw, this could be the one to try. Circular saws are not universal in their designs, so a jig or sled like this could well be different for different saws, the dimensions I am giving are only guidelines.

*** UPDATE *** Many thanks to Larry Chrisman for providing both a SketchUp file and PDF file found at the highlighted links, or by going to Plans on this site.

Watch it on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/embed/zzYTTEaYm-w

I made mine from scrap woods I had around the workshop and even then, it didn't take much of that. I didn't have any plans to start with except the size of the circular saw blade and the dimensions of the saw it'self, and with that, I started and here is my methodology. 
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