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How to Make a Jig for Cutting Dado Joints

Routing dado joints can be a nuisance when making several at a time. This simple homemade jig can make the job easier and more accurate...

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Top 48 Jigs Projects

  1. 1. Inventive Ball Drilling Jig (03:36)

    Fabricate a jig for drilling perfectly centered holes in wooden balls.

  2. 2. High Tech (20:00)

    Host Chris Grundy checks out a selection of high-tech tools.

  3. 3. EZ Pocket Hole Jig Kit (01:26)

    Create strong joints in minutes with the E-Z Pocket Hole Jig Kit.

  4. 4. Smart Select Jig Saw (01:32)

    Takes the guesswork out of sawing with its easy-to-use adjustment dial.

  5. 5. Joining Tips for Perfect Joint (00:01:00)

    Joining technique quick tips help create a perfectly smooth finished joint.

  6. 6. How to Cut an Octagon on a Table Saw

    A mathematical formula and a jig can help create a perfect octagon. Use these steps to make a jig that guides a table saw to rip off th...

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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  7. 7. How to Construct a Shooting Board for Miter Cuts

    A shooting board must be made with meticulous precision. Follow these step-by-step instructions.

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  8. 8. How to Make a Jig for Curved Cuts

    Learn how to make this jig made of wiggle board that makes curved cuts in wood.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  9. 9. How to Use Jigs With a Drill Press

    The drill press can reduce the work involved in plenty of jobs, but it needs help every now and then. DIY experts show how the two jigs...

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  10. 10. How to Make a Jig for Sanding Small Objects

    This jig is scaled to hold a small object so it can be sanded with a disc sander. The jig provides more control when shaping the piece ...

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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  11. 11. How to Make a Sanding Drum

    Unlike other sanding accessories, sanding drums can reach into curved corners and deep recesses. These instructions can turn a drill pr...

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    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  12. 12. How to Cut Circles and Curves With a Router

    Learn how to use a router and a special jig to cut perfect circles and ovals.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Moderate to Hard
  13. 13. How to Make a Drilling Guide Block with Bushings

    Host David Thiel shows how to build a jig for installing decorative dowels into box corners. Adding dowels in mitered corners adds stre...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  14. 14. How to Make a Tabletop Disassembly Jig

    When you're pulling apart a piece of furniture, it's hard not to damage the wood or the finish. Here's how to make a special jig that c...

    Time:
    2 hours
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  15. 15. Kreg Jig Essential Wood Tool (00:01:00)

    A kreg jig is a must when building custom doors to use on cabinets.

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