Here's your low-cost ticket to accurate, convenient, and safe table-mounted routing.
Pictures may be worth a thousand words, but it shouldn't take a thousand tries to assemble a frame. One of our readers shares a quick tip for putting them together in a cinch.
This resawing guide lets you correct for blade drift, and you can build it from parts you probably have lying around your shop.
Here's a quick-fix jig that will come in handy the next time you need to bore a vertical hole into the end of a long workpiece.
Learn how to make a disc-sander circle jig that helps you make circles without holes for your next woodworking project.
To keep hands away from the tablesaw blade while cutting dowel jigs, make a dowel-cutting sled to allow you make multiple cuts of identical lengths safely and accurately.
Doweling can turn dicey when the dowels don't quite measure up to their stated diameter-or the hole you drill is too shallow or too deep. The solution? Build our 4-in-1 dowel gauge.
To use the fairing stick, start by figuring out the endpoints and midpoint of the arc you want to create.
Cutting on-the-money rabbets for half-lap joints with a portable circular saw and handheld router is a breeze with this two-in-one jig.
For more woodworking jig plans for your shop, visit the Jigs, Fences, Organizers, and Accessories section within the WOOD Store.
Woodworking instructor Carol Reed's shop-made push blocks not only protect your fingers at the router table, they give you much more control for accuracy and success.
Having a roller stand in the shop is almost like having another person around to help you work with long and cumbersome material.
This edge-guide works so well for breaking down sheet goods that I decided to dedicate a circular saw to it.
The jig raises the pressure point on the panel, holding it tightly against the fence, and protects my fingers from the blade.
Anytime you need to hold two large workpieces at a right angle, say while you're screwing or gluing them together, you need one or more of these plywood triangles.
Trim miters quickly and accurately with nothing more than a shaper hand plane and the jig shown here.
Routing small parts can be tenuous. And, if you're in a hurry, the temptation can be there to hold the part with your hand. Don't use this free plan to build your own router jig for machining small part safely.
For cutting long or wide stock on your tablesaw, this simple jig makes crosscutting safer and is like having a second set of hands.
This super-accurate tablesaw miter sled will quickly become your go-to jig for cutting perfect miters.
Follow along as we share the plans for the very jigs used in the WOOD magazine shop to make the most of our woodworking machines.