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Mortise and tenon joints are among the most popular wood joints and have been in use in one way or another for hundreds, perhaps thousands of years. They can be made in a variety of ways, both by hand, by woodworking machine or a combination of both and give a strong joint that is well suited for many kinds of builds. In this video, I am making a self-centering mortising jig for the wood router.
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Although I don't use this jig much anymore, it is a jig that I used extensively in the past and I liked it because it adapted to many different joints and sizes and was easy to use and gave good results ...
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Bandsaws are one tool that can actually pay for it'self my cutting your own lumber, and cutting smaller logs on even smaller bandsaws is often quite possible. Even my 14-inch bandsaw will quite handily cut longer and short logs in perfect size pieces of lumber suitable for smaller projects.
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This jig is easy to make and I made mine from used plywood I picked up a few months ago that was... at one time, someone's kitchen cabinet doors, now I am reusing them for all sorts of new things, and this bandsaw jig is perfect for this old 3/4 thick plywood ...
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Cutting dados is one of the necessary wood joints in woodworking. It is used in many forms of furniture, shelving, cabinetry, tables and much more. Dados are simple in design but can be very strong because they are supported along their length, but in order to be strong the joint needs to be fairly snug, and this is where the kerf maker can be an irreplaceable tool.
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The form I am making in this video is one of the simplest types I have seen and can literally be made in a few minutes and give accurate results right off the bat ...
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This is one jig that took me much less time than I expected and turned out one of the most useful tool adaptions I have made ... turning my angle grinder into a mini chop saw for cutting off little metal parts, like ready-rod, bolts and so on, for all the woodworking jigs I am making.
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It's not that my angle grinder doesn't do a good job on its own, but it would be nice to have something that worked like a small saw, and this jig turned out to be very easy to make ...