Better Finger Joints

A joint that was once strictly utilitarian has become a centerpiece of modern design. A joint that was once strictly utilitarian has become a centerpiece of modern design. Discover several methods to make this distinctive joint – including an easy-to-make jig....

Jig Journal: Flush-Cutting Table Saw Jig

An end to the troublesome task of trimming solid-wood edging. A solid wood edge on a plywood shelf is a good idea–until it’s time to trim the solid wood down to the plywood. This simple jig lets you use your stack dado set and table saw to make the process...

Cut Accurate and Clean Rabbets

A straightforward guide. After trying every method we could imagine we show you step-by-step our two favorite ways to cut this essential case joing. What you get: Step-by-step photos Advice on building Helpful illustrations Buy Now! Get Details Woodworking News >...

Jig Journal: Simple Panel-cutting Sled

This jig carries its share of work while increasing the usefulness of your table saw. A few pieces of wood and a little bit of geometry and you have a useful practical and simple to make jig that allows you to accurately cut wide pieces on your table saw. What you...

Jig Journal: 50-cent Band Saw Fence

Sometimes the best jigs are the simplest. Sometimes the best jigs are the simplest. You probably have a perfectly good band saw fence sitting in your scrap bin. Robert Lang shows you that a block of wood can be an effective band saw fence. He also discusses the issue...

Jig Journal: Table Saw Tenon Jig

With five pieces of wood and a clamp you can make vertical cuts safely. Our new column on simple useful jigs debuts with an accurate safe and dependable jig for making tenons on the table. It only takes five pieces of wood a little time and costs next to nothing. What...

Woodworking Essentials Ch 7: Advanced Router Techniques

Our seven-part series on routers concludes with a chapter devoted to a number of the expert-level functions you can perform with your router. Our seven-part series on routers concludes with a chapter devoted to a number of the expert-level functions you can perform...

Working Small

Ripping and routing small pieces doesn’t have to be dangerous or difficult. Ripping and routing small pieces doesn’t have to be dangerous or difficult. Two simple jigs will save you lots of frustration – and maybe even your fingers. Includes step...

Jig Journal: Draw Perfect Arcs

A simple method to draw large arcs without knowing the radius and a reliable no-math method of finding the center and radius of an arc. A simple method to draw large arcs without knowing the radius and a reliable no-math method of finding the center and radius of an...

Jig Journal: Shop-made Mortise Jig

You don’t need fancy tools or a special machine to create a traditional joint. Precise mortises can be made quickly with this simple jig and a plunge router. You won’t spend long building the jig either. What you get: Step-by-step photos Advice on building...