I’ve been working in the shop over the last few days to create mortise-and-tenon joints for a workbench. I usually make the mortise portion of the joint with the dedicated mortise machine. I make my tenons at the table saw using a regular blade with a miter gauge to make the shoulder cut, and a … Read more
Tag Archives: Jigs
This jig enables you to safely make a cut on the table saw with the workpiece held vertically as it moves over the blade. Read more
Your table saw is a router table and jointer just waiting to happen. Replace one of the saw’s wings (or adapt your existing table board) to hold a router table insert, and you’re in business. Read more
Years ago when I first learned to cut dovetails, my first joints weren’t things of beauty. Sometimes there were more shims than pins. Over time, my work got better and faster. But despite the improvement in my skills, I still had trouble cutting tails or pins consistently, especially if I got out of practice.
Lay out accurate ovals quickly with this nifty jig. Read more
Save money and create more storage space with this smart shop cabinet. Read more
Turn your laminate trimmer into a tool that flushes surfaces with incredible finesse. Read more