Jigsaw Template Jig: Make Duplicate & Repeatable Cuts with a Jigsaw.

Jigsaws have been around for a long time and most workshops have one but most don't get a lot of use, except those times when you really need something that only a jigsaw can do. I always try to get the most from my tools and when Mark sent me a not about making a patterning jig for a jigsaw, I thought it would be a good idea to see if this would be one way of getting more use from a jigsaw.

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/ZBVm3zzoIE0

Like many jigs, I started off at the table saw after I selected my wood, which in this case was high quality 1/4" plywood that I could use as the base plate and the first thing I needed to cut was some strips that I could use to capture the jigsaw base plate to the 1/4" plywood material ...

Make a Edge Jointing Sled Jig / Edge Jointer Safety Push Block

One of the frustrating things when working with wood that is warped is trying to get at least one edge flat and straight without taking off too much wood, and of course, doing it all safely. Many years ago I made a kind of long push block for the jointer, but it never really worked as I had hoped so I abandoned it ... now years later I am remaking a newer version with some upgraded features.

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/meRubSx9mvo<

The purpose of the block is to be able to safely handle smaller pieces of wood that are warped, and run them through the jointer until I can get an edge to them that is stable enough to use my hand paddles to continue to work the wood as needed. 

Table Saw Bowl Jig

The half round dish is one of those projects that can stymie some woodworkers. Most think it is made on a lathe ... and it could be, but for those who don't have lathes, this handy little dish can actually be made on the table saw with a jig designed to create it, and it's not complicated and once you have made one, you will want to make more because these little items are quite popular because they look great, sit flat on most surfaces and perfect little serving dishes, or they can be used as a catch-all on your entryway table ...

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/sZKSvD4v514

The jig won't take you that long to make, so if you want a decorative wood to use, even for your first attempt, now would be a great time to cut and glue something up because by time the glue is dry and hard enough to use, you will likely have your jig made and be anxious to use it .

7 in 1 Router Jig / M.POWER CRB7 MK3 Router Base Review

I don’t fall in love with tools very often but I’m making an exception for this Router Base Jig from M-Power Tools. The first thing I wondered was why is this called a CRB7, if you look on the box, it says Combination Router Base and the 7 just designates how many functions this jig can accomplish.
The base comes partially assembled but has some parts, depending on the router you have, that can be changed to make it fit better. It was at this point I began to see just how innovative this unit is.

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/TmdC0m5J8fU

Most router jigs that I have seen, you need to remove the plastic base from the router and re-attach it to the new base, and often, you need to drill and countersink new holes because there is no standard in router base attachment holes.
But this jig is different, it uses the rails that are often used for Edge Guide Adapters ...

How to Make a Wood Handle / Wooden Handles for a Woodworking Jigs

Making jigs is fun, but sometimes they need their own handles, and often there are other reasons for wooden handles around the workshop I made a batch of them many years ago and over time they have been used up for various projects and it's time to make another batch of them that will hopefully last me a few years.
To make these, I am have laminated 3 - 1/4" pieces of hardwood together, Oak on the outside and maple on the inside to give me 2 laminated boards that are 5 inches wide and18 inches long. I will get 6 handles from each laminated board.

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/4XXHj7qqz-o

I prefer laminated wood for a project like this because laminated wood is often stronger than natural wood, and these handles will be screwed and glued to whatever they are attached to so I need to make sure that screws and glue will hold them ...

Small Parts Holding Jig for the Table Saw / Wood Clamp Table Saw Jig

Working with small parts can be one of the most dangerous things in woodworking. The problem is, that sometimes these little parts will eject out of your hand or pliers, and when they do, the pressure of your hand and arm can result in injury with a saw blade, router bit or even a belt or disc sander. 
Easily the best way to handle small parts if from a bit of a distance and with a jig that supports them firmly and keeps your hands and limbs away from the cutting surfaces.

Watch it on Youtube: https://youtu.be/oIgEG8wViaU

To make this jig I used some bits of off-cut wood that was laying around the shop ... I made mine 17 inches long and 2 1/2 inches high with 3/4 inch lumber. The end cap was 5 inches wide ...

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