jig

Video: Circle Jig for the Band Saw

Band saws are great for cutting curves but when you need a perfect circle, you need a jig. I’ve used many circle-cutting helpers over the years and the design presented by Tom Caspar in the video below combines the best features from all of them. The jig is held in place...

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 shop-made jigs that I’ve tried, all riding on the fence somehow, were unstable and hard to adjust. So...

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 pieces sandwiched between a pair of metal corner mending plates (Stanley). Make sure that the MDF is slightly recessed from the...