Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'jig'

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Guided knife sharpening jig #1: Part 1: Guided knife sharpening jig - a mix of woodworking and machining

04-14-2022 12:40 AM by FancyLearnin | 0 comments »

After lurking for nearly a decade, I figured I’d start to share a project or two. I’ve gotten a lot inspiration by reading through forum content over the years, so hopefully I can help spur others along in their creative process. This will be the build thread for a guided knife sharpening jig. So come along, if you like, on the journey from an idea in my head to a tangible, functioning thing. I like to do quite a bit of cooking. For years I’ve been frustrated by dull k...

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Mini Tetrahedral Tensegrity Table #10: Tensioning the Wires and Completing the Project

03-27-2022 12:03 AM by Ron Stewart | 8 comments »

At this point, the moment of truth had arrived. It was time to attach the tensioning wires and hope they didn’t tear the pyramids apart or result in a wobbly table. I decided the best way to proceed was to create three support brackets that would hold the disks at the right distance apart. (That was 5”, which I had determined by holding the disks at different distances until one seemed right.) The brackets were just 1/2” thick slats of wood with slots to hold the disks. ...

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A Stand for a Drill Press #4: Tails done, getting groovy

03-24-2022 08:00 PM by bandit571 | 1 comment »

More of an update…been a few days…tails are done.. Stanley No. 45 is all set and ready to go. Lay out time.. Bench all cleared off… Insides marked as to which drawer this is, and where the bottom groove will be…need a jig made.. To hold a part still long enough to plough a 1/4” x 1/4” groove… makes a lot of “noodles” too…Jig got broke…too much torque.. Made a new hold down.. 15 grooves to make…made ...

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Mini Tetrahedral Tensegrity Table #4: Cutting the Pyramid Segments

03-24-2022 12:32 AM by Ron Stewart | 0 comments »

Finally, I was ready to start cutting the side segments, starting with the top ends. I clamped the template to the sled with its vertical edge aligned with the side of the sled and made the cuts. Cutting the base ends was similar, but trickier. I clamped the template so its bottom edge aligned with the sled. The problem was that the blade wanted to push the stock out of the cradle. To deal with that, I used a clamp to push a small scrap block against the stock. If I had to do t...

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Mini Tetrahedral Tensegrity Table #3: Pyramid Templates and Jigs

03-23-2022 11:26 PM by Ron Stewart | 1 comment »

Before starting to cut the pyramid segments, I cut/built some templates from the second half of the maple board I resawed and planed for the pyramid segment stock. The first template was for the base segments. It’s just a triangle with beveled sides that fits inside the pyramid’s base (or sides). With the saw blade angled 19.5 degrees, I made three cuts with my miter gauge set to 30 degrees. The only slightly tricky part was moving the miter gauge to the opposite side of the...

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Drill press table and much more! #8: Center jig for drill press, recycled drill chuck

03-21-2022 11:47 AM by mafe | 12 comments »

Center jig for drill pressrecycled drill chuck. Here a small recycle project, giving new life to an old drill chuck, from a cordless drill I had trashed some time back. The jig:When drilling a hole in the centre of a dowel or other round objects, I always struggle to hit dead centre, so this is a try, to make it more possible.The jig can also be used to hold a point, so the drill press can be used as primitive lathe, for small turning projects.(I have a lathe, so I will not use it for t...

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Laundry hamper #9: Half-laps in the slats

09-05-2021 03:56 PM by Dave Polaschek | 22 comments »

Built a jig last night to help me cut the half-laps in the slats. If you divide the slat into 3” chunks, each crossing slat will be in the center of that chunk. So I glued down two rails to hold the slat while I cross-cut it, with a pencil mark for the end of the slat, and a piece of wood to sit in the gap to align where I should cut the next joint. I also cut a notch so I can use this same guide to hold the slat while I chisel out the waste. After cutting the first notch… I ...

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How I made #23: Cross Cut Sled for Router Table

05-12-2021 07:33 AM by WoodenWorldDenic | 1 comment »

Jig for Premium Homemade Router Table that makes easy rip and cross cuts. This tool is always applicable when handling small pieces of wood on the router table. Watch the Video

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New X-Cut Sled Crosscut Sled Design w/ videos

05-08-2021 02:35 PM by pintodeluxe | 6 comments »

Here is a new crosscut sled design I came up with. It has a unique cross bridge that connects the two sides of the sled. It allows cuts up to 36” wide, and 24” deep for any cut, and up to 36” deep in situations where the panel can slide under the cross bridge. Two videos to check out: Dimensions and details of X-Cut Sled Full build video or check out my channel the Thoughtful Woodworker for woo...

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Circle cutting with a router jig is easy....

04-21-2021 02:58 AM by woodify | 1 comment »

The last time I tried cutting a circle I used my router table and it didn’t work out so good. This time I made a handheld router jig for cutting circles. It was super easy to make using some scrap plywood. The result: I got a perfectly sized wood circle for my project. Here's a video building my circle cutting jig.

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