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Forum topic by Slowhand posted 08-28-2015 01:01 AM 610 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-28-2015 01:01 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jig

I am new as you can tell from the title. I have begun collecting the tools I will need. I have a Grizzly 10 inch table saw, and a14 inch band saw, a Bosch 1617 router with an inexpensive table, and of course various hand tools and measuring sticks. I have never owened any of these power tolls before, so I am starting from scratch. I guess it’s a plus that I have no bad habits to break.

My question: I was thinking that the best way to. Get to know my tools is to use them, so I want to start my making a few shop jigs. Can you give me a list of crucial jigs that I will need? Please remember I am new so nothing that has to be exact.

Thanks for any input.


-- Ron C South Carolina

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#1 posted 08-28-2015 03:43 PM

Can’t believe our “advice experts” haven’t jumped on this one.

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#2 posted 08-28-2015 03:45 PM

A table saw sled for panels will be handy when you start building cabinets for your future collection of tools.

-- Chris K

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#3 posted 08-29-2015 11:54 AM

Study and understand how the machines work, then watch 2 or 3 safety videos for each machine.
Better yet, take a class or find an expereienced local ww’er who is willing to help you.
I’m sure there’s a LJ near you who would let you visit his shop and show a couple things.

If its YouTube, hope you’re watching the right ones…....

Better to go to Fine WW’ing or Popular WW’ing.

You have to respect your machines and realize they don’t know the diff between wood and flesh.

I don’t know what to tell you if you’re scared of the machines you will get in trouble.

If you’re not scared of the machines you will definitely get in trouble.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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