Building shop jigs through the years of building cabinets and interior finishing, I found the importance of shop jigs to get the job done.
Shop jigs generally are very inexpensive and can be made quite often from scrap material from around the shop.
They will increase your productivity and make the job easier to achieve. Most shop jigs built are generally very simple to build.
Jigs are like tools , everyone enjoys having a nice set of their own tools much the same as shop jigs. Most shop jigs are personalized to the person using them.
There is no set rule that tells you that you need to have a specific jig. If it will not assist you in your day to day operation then it just takes up space in the shop.
Types Of Shop Jigs To Consider When Building Shop Jigs
Weather you work at woodworking as a hobby or make a career of it, there are curtain shop jigs you will want to build.They not only assist you in your work but also provide accuracy and safety in the shop.
There are many shop jigs to get the job done that can be built for the table saw.
A large sled type jig that is made from plywood and slides back and forth in the mitre groves to assist you in cutting large and lengthy pieces of material.
You can build a jig for the table saw for cutting perfect mitres every time. This too is also built from plywood and slides in the mitre groves on your saw.
On the face you attach two narrow pieces of plywood set at 90 degrees so when the saw blade cuts through it will give you a perfect 45 degree cut when placing your material on the jig.
A simple push stick to help push pieces of wood through the saw can provide much safety and save fingers. This is achieved by taking a narrow piece of stock, putting a notch in the one end as to hook on to the material to be cut.
A handy jig is if you take a piece of plywood about 16 x 20 and attach a narrow piece of plywood on the one end on the top surface and another on the bottom surface at the opposite end.
This then is used to hold material stable while you work on it. Place the jig on your work bench or table saw with the bottom strap tight against the table edge.
Place your material against the stop on the top side and proceed to work on it forcing it against the stop.
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