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  1. Shopmade Knobs

    Being a thrifty woodworker, I like to save on everything. Here's how I save by making my own shopmade jig knobs with scrapwood and 1/4" T-nuts. Using a compass I roughly draw the shanks on a 3/4''-thick scrapwood then I drill 1/16"-deep recesses for the head of the T-nuts using a 3/4" spade...
  2. Shopmade Jig Star Knobs

    Always in need for jig knobs, I found this clever way to make my own using scraps, carriage bolts, T-nuts and two sizes of hole saw. With these 2'' in diameter, don't you think my jigs will look store bought? Find all construction details and photos on this page of my blog. Best, Serge...
  3. Tapering and Jointing Jig

    Since the expiry date of my old tapering jig has exceeded, I decided to fabricate this new model that also allows to joint at the table saw or at the router table. The parallel base is a 9" X 28" piece of 5/8" MDF on which I laid out parallel lines for five sets of 3-1/2" long 1/4" carriage...
  4. A $100 Miter Gauge for $1

    You can buy an expensive after market miter gauge for $100 and more but I decided to build my own for about $1 hardware I already had in my shop. I milled two dadoes in a 3/4" MDF scrap (4" X 24") and glued 1/4" MDF strips to end up with two T-slots 1" apart from the bottom and top edges. The...
  5. Woodworking Skill Share
    This may have been posted before but I though it would be of benefit….. I was reading a comment made by Henry from Finland while catching up with Olly in England workshop blog…. and he mention a unique collection of over 175 complete books on woodworking
 and related topics of interest to...
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    Installing T-Nuts This is a simple method to install t-nuts cleanly and quickly every time.
  7. Woodworking Skill Share
    I think that there are some skills you assume you will have to learn and others that came unexpectedly when becoming a woodworker. Some folks have always been around tools since they were young, others developed an interest later in life without ever having this background. When I started, I...
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