Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'jig'

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Small Projects #37: First Fast-Joint Mini - jig storage box.

02-07-2021 04:04 AM by Madmark2 | 1 comment »

I got the Fast-Joint Mini jig (review HERE ) in and working the other day and thought what better first project than a storage box for all of the jigs bits and bobs? The complete, assembled jig consists of the following: Lots of oddly shaped bits. By stacking I was able to reduce the interior space required down to 8-1/4” L x 4-5/8” W x 4-1/8” H. With the sides 1/2” thick and the ends 3/4” the outside dimensions for the sides is 9-3/4” and 5-5/8”...

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Wedgie Sled/Small Parts Sled

12-09-2020 11:30 PM by MrWolfe | 3 comments »

I’ve just bought a mini-lathe (Rikon 70-100). It is used but in excellent condition and it came with a lot of lathe tools, carbide tools, live centers and face plates and tackle box full of pen parts and barrels that I may not use (not sure yet). I’ve still managed to spend a lot more on other accessories to go with it. I’ve just build a wedgie sled/small parts sled to go with it. I got the basic design from a youtube video by 3×3Custom – Tamar that ...

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How I made #22: Zero Setter

12-05-2020 08:37 PM by WoodenWorldDenic | 1 comment »

Here is how I made Zero Setter, jig for setting reference (Zero) point on Router table, saw table and similar machines

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Planer Sled/Ramp/Slide(r)

11-08-2020 08:12 PM by whope | 6 comments »

I often get boards that are wider than my 8” joiner. The planer sled that I made a few years ago is heavy and unwieldily for just one person. So I made a jig with Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene and 3/4 plywood for my planer. It’s 8” wide to match the joiner. As long as the board is under 12”, this jig works well. Video on building and using is at:

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Workshop operational tips. #26: Unconfuse the Leigh D4R configuration.

10-28-2020 11:16 AM by LittleBlackDuck | 7 comments »

Boys and Girls, While following a totally unrelated bouncing ball…, a search of ”Leigh D4R” revealed quite a few reviews, blogs and projects centered around the jig. This indicates to me that there may be a wider range of members that relish in the benefit of their outlaid expense… (it wasn’t cheap). If you hand cut your dovetails… bye.If you use a PC dovetailer… or not a D4R... bye. I’m not going to parrot past members contributions and little miss echo can go and have ...

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Hammer Time #2: Cut small parts on a Slider with a Fritz & Franz

10-07-2020 05:16 PM by whope | 0 comments »

Sliders are a natural for cutting sheet goods. But with the slider basically having a built-in sled, they can do the small parts as well. But if you want to do it safely, you need a jig known as a Fritz & Franz. It’s pretty easy to make and you can get as fancy as you want. Your hands stay well away from the blade. Here’s a video where I use a simple Fritz & Franz to make a new & improved one.

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Cutting perfect cork circles with a Dremel

08-16-2020 08:19 PM by Ron Stewart | 2 comments »

Maybe this tip is so obvious it’s not worth posting, but I’ll risk it anyway just in case it’s not. I recently needed to cut a number of disks from 1/4” cork sheets, and I wasn’t sure how to best do it. I searched the web and saw recommendations for using sharpened pipes, X-Acto knives, and some Olfa compass cutter. The pipe idea seemed too limiting (and too much trouble). The knife idea would work, but I doubted my circles would be truly round or straight-sided. And I didn’t feel like ...

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African Rosewood, Leadwood and Maple Workbench build #3: DIY Hardwood Leg Vice Screw

06-25-2020 01:01 PM by carrera4s | 0 comments »

I have finished the screw for my workbench. The screw is made from leadwood (an indigenous South African Hardwood), the handle from maple and the handle knobs from African Rosewood. The diameter of the screw is 64 mm (around 2 1/2 inches), the hub is around 125 mm (5”), the handle is about 30 mm (c 1 1/4”). Overall length is 640 mm (just under 26 inches). The No 4 Stanley is added for scale. I had to build one custom jig for the internal threads and another router lathe for...

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Flip-Up Bench Stop and Workbench Finish

05-10-2020 06:07 PM by WirelessWoodworker | 3 comments »

I can’t believe that I didn’t know about the blogs here on LJ! Think I’m blinded by all the fantastic project pictures. Anyway – this first blog I just wanted to share some recent changes/additions to my workbench. I’m in between projects at the moment, so decided to add a little gadget to the bench that I’ve wanted to do for a long time – a flip-up bench stop ala Frank Klausz: I’ve also started to post some more Youtube videos, so feel free to take a look at the quick...

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Simple Router Circle Jig

03-28-2020 01:43 AM by Axis39 | 0 comments »

Simple might still be overstating things… I needed to make a circular hole in a speaker baffle at a hair over 9”. I love using templates with my routers… But, I needed to make an accurate template. I hate taking the screws out of my router bottom plates… I’m always losing the screws! So, I contemplated. Made a few starts. Then, was suddenly hit with inspiration! I have a little battery operated Ridgid Trim Router that I use for soooo many thing...

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