Jigs for woodworking

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This page list the different jigs that were built for the woodshop. You will find explanation on how to use them properly.

Making these jigs required a considerable amount of time and some money. They were built with extreme care and precision. Please respect that and take care of them.

Always ensure that the blade is perfectly vertical before using any of these jigs.

Crosscut sled

A sled is a movable contraption that slides in the table saw's gauge slots. The workpiece then rests against a wooden fence at the front of the sled, a setup that keeps the work from slipping and ensures a clean, perfectly square cut every time.

Basic crosscuts and safety

With the saw off, set the blade height to cut no higher than 1/8 in. above the wood. Pull the sled back, lay your workpiece against the fence and line up the blade with your cutting mark. Turn the saw on, hold the wood against the fence and slowly push the workpiece through the saw. After the cut is completed, slightly separate the two halves from the blade and shut off the saw. Let the blade coast to a complete stop before you remove the wood.

Ensure that the blade is at 90° with the table before using the sled.

Angle cuts

To perform any angle cut from 89° to 45°, you need to move the sled to the left side of the blade.

Miter Sled Attachment

Thin Strip jig

Currently under construction

Spline jig

Currently under construction. Almost done.

Tapering jig

Currently under construction

Fingers box joint jig

Currently under construction. Almost done.