ShopNotes Magazine

Project Plans

Category: Jig

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10 Best Table Saw Jigs

10 Best Table Saw Jigs

from Woodsmith No. 149
Detailed plans… $4.95
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3 Ways to Better Handle Sheet Goods

3 Ways to Better Handle Sheet Goods

from Workbench No. 280

Take the hassle out of handling sheet goods. Here's how.

Detailed plans… $7.95
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7 Must-Have Shop Jigs

7 Must-Have Shop Jigs

from Woodsmith No. 123

Most woodworking projects can be completed surprisingly well with only a small collection of basic jigs.

Detailed plans… $4.95
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Adjustable Dado Jig

Adjustable Dado Jig

from ShopNotes No. 20

Perfect dadoes every time! For cutting snug-fitting dadoes exactly where you want them, it's hard to beat this jig.

Detailed plans… $4.95
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Band Saw Circle Cutting Jig

Band Saw Circle Cutting Jig

from ShopNotes No. 15

You can take all the guessworkout of cutting circles on your band saw with this circle-cutting jig.

Detailed plans… $4.95
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Box Joint Jig

Box Joint Jig

from ShopNotes No. 8

This shop-made Box Joint Jig lets you "dial in" perfect-fitting box joints on your table saw or router table. And the unique micro-adjustment system and locking feature make it easy and accurate.

Detailed plans… $4.95
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Box Joint Jig - Multiple Fence System

Box Joint Jig - Multiple Fence System

from ShopNotes No. 62

Quick, interchangeable fences -- each built for a specific size pin -- eliminate the need to readjust jig for different box joint sizes.

Detailed plans… $4.95
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Crosscut Sled

Crosscut Sled

from Shopnotes No. 99
Detailed plans… $5.95
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Dovetail Jig

Dovetail Jig

from Woodsmith No. 58

Now you can cut perfect half-blind dovetails for drawer and box construction using the Woodsmith dovetail jig.

Detailed plans… $4.95
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Five Circular Saw Jigs

Five Circular Saw Jigs

from ShopNotes No. 54

Don't sell your circular saw short. Using these five jigs will give you precision results you wouldn't expect with a circular saw.

Detailed plans… $4.95
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Five Quick Router Jigs

Five Quick Router Jigs

from ShopNotes No. 56

Five easy-to-build shop jigs that put your router to task cutting large circles, trimming edges flush, cutting mortises, and more.

Detailed plans… $4.95
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Heavy-Duty Router Circle-Cutting Jig

Heavy-Duty Router Circle-Cutting Jig

from ShopNotes No. 73

Nothing beats a router for smooth, clean edges first time around. Also perfect for small holes and wide arches.

Detailed plans… $4.95
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Hinge Mortising Jig

Hinge Mortising Jig

from ShopNotes No. 74

Perfect for making your trim router create quick, clean, and accurate hinge mortises -- first time and every time.

Detailed plans… $4.95
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Miter Gauge Fence

Miter Gauge Fence

from ShopNotes No. 14

Add accuracy and consistency to your crosscutting. Provides more support for the workpiece than the miter gauge itself.

Detailed plans… $4.95
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Panel Saw

Panel Saw

from ShopNotes No. 4

This shop-built panel saw allows one person to easily crosscut or rip a full sheet of plywood or Masonite. It's made with common materials and hardware.

Detailed plans… $5.95
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Sliding Crosscut Box

Sliding Crosscut Box

from ShopNotes No. 27

Easily cut miters on your table saw with boards up to 24" wide ? safely and accurately. Adjustable stops for quick multiples.

Detailed plans… $4.95
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Table Saw Hold-Down Jig

Table Saw Hold-Down Jig

from ShopNotes No. 96

Makes cutting narrow or thin stock on a table saw easy and safe. Unique jig features sliding featherboard that moves with the board.

Detailed plans… $5.95
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Table Saw Insert

Table Saw Insert

from ShopNotes No. 34

What's the solution to keeping narrow strips from jamming your table saw blade? Replace your saw's metal insert with this custom insert.

Detailed plans… $3.95
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Table Saw Miter Sled

Table Saw Miter Sled

from ShopNotes No. 85

Make perfect miter joints! Unique table saw jig plan features two bars that ride in the miter slots on your table saw for a solid and smooth ride.

Detailed plans… $4.95
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Taper Jig

Taper Jig

from ShopNotes No. 33

Now here's a taper jig worth building. In addition to cutting tapers, it's also perfect for making angled cuts on wide boards, and for straight-line ripping on your table saw.

Detailed plans… $5.95
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Tenoning Jig

Tenoning Jig

from Woodsmith No. 127

Features a unique preset system that lets you cut all the standard sizes of tenons without having to make complicated adjustments.

Detailed plans… $4.95
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Tilt-Out Panel Cutting Guide

Tilt-Out Panel Cutting Guide

from ShopNotes No. 48

Get professional results with this shop-made panel cutting guide. Just as accurate as a commercial model, but considerably less expensive.

Detailed plans… $4.95
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