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  1. Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    I recently sawed 100 wooden bats in half with a bandsaw sled and 1” blade. It worked perfectly and reliably each time, which was a surprise. I had little luck finding any advice on this topic before I started this project and so I just wanted to share my experience and success. These bat halves...
  2. Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    Hi everyone. Since I don't have a jointer I'm planning on doing my jointing with my planer with a combination of a planer sled and some shims to raise up the high points. Here's an example video demonstrating the technique: Planing Jig - How to Use Your Planer to Joint Wood | Woodworking Jig -...
  3. Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    I made a sled to plane some large "rounds" (photos below). They are about 40% moisture. Plan is to plane and seal (done). I didn't expect perfection and maybe this is good enough for now. But I am getting some "tracks". See the vertical lines in photo. These are only slight and probably would...
  4. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi All: Envision a piece of plywood, say 3/8” in thickness. Now, envision that a tiny box is cut out of one side of the plywood, some distance from its edges, say 1/8” deep, by 1/2” wide. Envision that the piece of plywood is, say, 3/8” in thickness. Now envision that this tiny box is cut...
  5. General Woodworking Discussion
    I've wanted to make a knife sharpening jig for some time so that I can sharpen my knives more comfortably and accurately, easy for build and cheap. A great addition to any bench grinder that does not already have one and costs much less than buying one. this is really help me for working and I...
  6. General Woodworking Discussion
    Build a sharpening jig that's great for sharpening chisels or a wood plane blade. I need to sharpen almost all of my chisels and plane blades, so I've decided to make this simple sharpening jig to streamline and improve the process.
  7. General Woodworking Discussion
    Don't waste your scrap wood from your projects before. You can make everything with it use your imagination. On this project I make corner clamp jig from scrapwood. Very easy to make and the result looks precision, with cheapest budget this is really help me for working and I am very pleased...
  8. General Woodworking Discussion
    Build my pocket hole station. I clean up my workshop and have many scrap HMR wood, i have idea use that for make some project. Almost all this jig make from scrap HMR wood. I give some little storage for easy organize. Easy for detach and storage, no need big space coz i use neodymium magnet on...
  9. General Woodworking Discussion
    This is multifunction jig for table saw, can use for any jig combine with T slot. i build from HMR coz this material super flat, solid and very durable (waterprof). This jig can use for feather board for sacety cut without kickback, bevel cut, tenon and mortise joint. i think this jig can...
  10. General Woodworking Discussion
    How to make DIY Thin Strip Jig / Thin Rip Jig for your Table Saw. Table saw jigs can be used to make woodworking safer and more convenient, this jig can be used to make repeatable thin strips for a variety of builds. I made this Jig for scrap HMR, very cheap and easy for build but very useful...
  11. General Woodworking Discussion
    Hi. I couldn't find this in a search of the forum. I like working with butler hinges that at the opposite ends of the center hinge are semicircular. Which quality brand I use is not much concern: I'll use any competitively priced one. Does anyone know of a router jig designed to work with a...
  12. Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    There's a project I've wanted to do for a long time. That is to make a wooden chain out of one piece of wood, without splitting the links (and then re-gluing). I got most of it figured out, but not sure on the last part. I'll try to give as much detail as I can. In the picture below (shown with...
  13. Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    Last year, I made a crosscut sled for the portable Skil Table Saw. Today, I made a larger version for the Grizzly Table Saw. Simple, but very happy with the results. I used William Ng's 5 Cut Method to square up the fence. MDF table, Clear Pine fences & walnut runners.
  14. Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    I decided that what I really wanted to talk about was how I go about solving problems. During the process, we also make a fairly simple circle router jig using the router that it is going to fit on. It's a nice feeling being able to speak out loud and voice my ideas. I think about a lot...
  15. Project Showcase
    Check out this quick jig i made to help to flatten materials that are too big for your planer/ jointer. It helped me a lot to get a flat surface on the log that became my shop stool!!!! If you want to see how i did it, check out the build video here....
  16. Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    Hi all, I've just joined this community as it seems I'm enjoying making stuff. I recently finished the top rail of a balcony. Now I'm onto a bookcase, or rather perhaps a set of shelves better describes them. I bought a bosch plunge router to create the slots for the shelves to fit into. I've...
  17. Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    Okay, I admit it. I am a woodworking novice. I just bought a bunch of used hand tools and other miscellaneous items from a lifetime hobby woodworker who retired. He is in his mid-90s, and is not available to help. Included in the stack of stuff were these two identical homemade jigs. The...
  18. Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    In this weeks episode, Jim demonstrates how to deliver perfect corners using custom corner jigs made the Debergerac Way. Feel free to subscribe and leave your feedback below! Last weeks episode Also some of the tools used in the shop here are linked below Festool router -...
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  20. Tips, Tricks, & Homemade Jigs
    Several years ago my son pestered me until I gave in (any Dad’s out there?). Together we made some old school skateboards (link to my article and video about said project). Short story: Basically a 3/4” section of scrap oak and some trucks from an old roller skate. Well, now he is pestering me...
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