Locking Rabbet Jig

Take a weekend to build this jig and you’ll be rewarded with easy-to-cut drawer joints. We use locking rabbet joints quite often when building drawers. But setting up to cut a tight-fitting joint can be a tedious frustrating process. The location and size of the...

Precision-Cutting Small Parts Jig

This easy-to-build project makes it a snap to cut thin and small parts accurately and safely. When it comes to cutting very small parts most table saws are just not well suited to the task. The reasons are simple. First the rip fence isn’t designed for easy adjustment...

Routing Small Parts

A few router table accessories make it easy to get safe accurate cuts One place where most router tables have trouble is routing small workpieces. The problem is large openings in the tabletop and fence can cause a small part to catch or dip in. This can spoil the cut...

Router Table Dovetail Key Jig

Dovetail keys are a great way to strengthen a miter joint. This jig takes the hassle out of cutting the slots for the keys. Mitered corners on a box give a nice clean look. But a glued up mitered joint isn’t all that strong. A great way to provide extra strength is to...

Table Saw Dovetail Jig

Cut through dovetails on the table saw? You bet. It’s quick easy and accurate. A table saw isn’t the first tool you think of when it comes to cutting through dovetails. Okay maybe it’s not a tool you think of using at all. So it might surprise you to learn that you...

5 Quick Router Jigs

You can unlock the hidden potential of your router with these five top-notch router jigs. The trick to getting more from your router is a few simple shop-made jigs. With these five jigs you can: rout large circles cut perfect-fitting dadoes quickly rout mortises...

Tenon Jig

This jig has an indexing feature that allows you to cut perfect-fitting tenons every time without having to set up the jig each time you use it. When it comes to cutting tenons it’s hard to beat a tenon jig and a table saw. That’s because a tenon jig holds the...

Table Saw Ripping Jig

Cutting thin strips is a challenge. This simple shop-made jig and a few tips and techniques will guarantee safe accurate results. A lot of projects call for thin strips of wood. Sometimes it’s several thin strips to glue up into a bent lamination or a couple to cover...

Heirloom Calipers & Dividers Set

With some simple tools and a little time you can build a complete set of quality layout tools. All it takes is some basic tools you probably already have: a hacksaw a few files and a drill press. Cutting filing and drilling the steel blanks isn’t a big deal. And some...

Adjustable Tenon Jig

This table saw tenon jig holds a workpiece vertically or at an angle and adjusts to fit any rip fence. A shop-built tenon jig will fit nice and snug on a rip fence the day you build it but over time it can become loose – or too tight – from changes in...