Jigs for Perfect Mortise & Tenon Joints

These jigs help you hand cut flawless mortise-and-tenon joints. By Jeff Miller Mortise-and-tenon joints tend to frustrate woodworkers far more than dovetails do. That’s no mystery; they are [...]

Keyed Miter Joint Table Saw Jig

This shop-made table saw jig makes quick work of reinforcing miter joints. By Matthew Teague I love the clean look of a mitered box that has continuous grain wrapping around the corners. It’s an [...]

4 Handy Tablesaw Jigs

Unlock your saw’s full potential. by Seth Keller   The tablesaw’s power and precision put it at the center of everyone’s shop. Despite this honored position, a tablesaw is mostly used [...]

Moxon’s Ingenious Bench Vise

17th-century design saves your 21st-century back. by Christopher Schwarz pages 64, 66 If you cut dovetails by hand, then I’m sure you’re aware of the other part of your anatomy that is involved: [...]

3 Jigs for Handplaning

For many contemporary woodworkers the plane’s position as the iconic tool of woodworking has long since been replaced by the table saw, but for the traditional woodworker it remains our most [...]

AW Extra 1/30/14 – Tablesaw Tenoning Jig

Tablesaw Tenoning Jig A precision joint-making tool for less than $30. By Frank Gregg A tablesaw tenoning jig is an essential tool for most woodworkers. But commercial units cost $100 and up, and [...]

Still Shooting

Some time ago I posted about the Lee Valley Shooting Plane. In that post I used a shop-made shooting board. That will be the subject of today’s lesson…err, blog post. When I made the [...]

‘City Sideboard’ & Getting Square

The April 2013 cover project is a “City Sideboard” built by Mario Rodriguez of the Philadelphia Furniture Workshop. The sideboard, which is sized for smaller, contemporary spaces, is [...]

Cheap & Simple Dado Jig

If you follow my woodworking habits, you are well aware that I enjoy using my routers with pattern bits chucked in the collet. The piece I’m working on for the August issue requires repetitive [...]

Easy Box Joint Clamping Jig

These clamping jigs are easy to make and you’ll use them constantly. I’ve found that 4-inch and 6-inch jigs fill most of my needs. Each jig consists of two L-shaped 3/4-inch MDF [...]

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