Woodworking Jigs Videos

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 ...

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.

How to Make a Chamfer Plane / Corner Easing Plane

I like having nice crisp sharp corners when I am preparing wood for a project, but sometimes they can be too sharp and even cause a small cut and when the project is made, we always want the corners to be less sharp and sometimes even rounded so that people using our wood project will not get injured either. In many cases I will quickly grab a plane, re-adjust the blade the plane off an edge or run those edges through my wood router table.

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

Those duties take a bit of time, and I have always wondered about having some little tool that could quickly and easily do this job for me. A tool that was set up, just to do this one job that doesn't need to be re-set or checked every time. Then I saw a few pictures online of a shop made tool that looked similar to what I had in mind.

Make a Self Centering Mortise Jig for Floating Mortise and Tenon Joints

Mortise and tenon joints are among the most popular wood joints and have been in use in one way or another for hundreds, perhaps thousands of years. They can be made in a variety of ways, both by hand, by woodworking machine or a combination of both and give a strong joint that is well suited for many kinds of builds. In this video, I am making a self-centering mortising jig for the wood router.

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/O5cD0QpYu3c

Although I don't use this jig much anymore, it is a jig that I used extensively in the past and I liked it because it adapted to many different joints and sizes and was easy to use and gave good results ...