13 Dirt Simple Woodworking Jigs You Need
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Find out how to use a pocket scr*w jig, too, in the video below.Adjustable FenceAdd an adjustable fence to your drill press to make it a lot handier for woodworking projects! A fence is especially useful for drilling rows of precisely placed holes.
Also, boring holes in a small workpiece is a snap—just clamp the piece to the fence at any angle and drill the hole.You won't struggle with holding small pieces in place while you drill.(That's also dangerous!)1.
Attach a 2-ft.x 1-ft.scrap of plywood or particleboard to the drill press table with countersunk 1/4-in.flat head machine screws, fender washers and nuts.(Run the screws through the slots in the metal table.
The fender washers will span the slots.)2.Create the fence from a 2 ft.x 4-in.x 1-in.board bolted to a 2-ft.piece of 3-in.x 1/8-in.aluminum angle iron ($10 at a home center for a 4-ft.length).Again, countersink the holes in the board before bolting the board to the angle iron.
Vertical Drilling JigIf you've ever tried to drill a perfectly straight and centered deep hole in the end of a board, you know that it's nearly impossible with a handheld drill.But add a drill press and a jig and the job becomes very doable.
Make this jig from two 8-in.x 12-in.pieces of 3/4-in.plywood or medium-density fiberboard (MDF).Just scr*w the pieces together to form a 'T' and reinforce the jig with a couple of triangles.To use the jig, clamp it to the drill press table and the workpiece to the jig.
Draw an 'X' across the corners to find the exact center of the piece.You'll have to adjust the height of the table and pivot it until you line everything up, but after that, drilling a straight, centered hole is a cinch.
This trick will work for rectangular or square boards.Cut Narrow Strips with a Sliding JigTo make a series of identical narrow strips for shelf edging, you don't need to remove the blade guard or move the fence for every cut.
Just attach a short str*p of wood slightly thinner than the width of the rip cut to the end of a 4-ft.1×6.Then hold the board against it and push the jig through.The jig keeps your hands well away from the blade, and you can rip as many pieces as you need without ever moving the fence.
To make the jig, attach a 5-in.-long str*p of wood, 1/16 in.narrower than the width of the desired rip, to the end of a 1×6 as shown.Basically you're creating a horizontal push stick.Add a handle near the end of the jig to give yourself better control as you run the jig through the saw...