Simple Woodworking Jigs That Work


In many woodworking magazines, the only jigs written about are those with star knobs, threaded rods and sliding parts – jigs that require more pieces than a small chest of drawers. Those are for the jig-o-licous readers who want to build jigs. I want to complete projects.

Jigs used in my shop are simple to build, easy to use and increase production. (If you need a pamphlet to explain how to set up and use a jig, it’s my opinion that you shouldn’t use it.) The best woodworking jigs are used over and over, and can be used for multiple purposes.

As I scanned back through my last published article, I discovered that I had used seven simple jigs building the project. I’ll share six of those jigs – the seventh I’ve written about previously in this blog post (click here). Plus, there are drawings of the jigs (see the end of the article) so you can build them and put them to work in your shop.

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2 thoughts on “Simple Woodworking Jigs That Work

  1. Forsaking elegance for exigency! I love it!

  2. The dovetail jig for the bandsaw is a very helpful in both accuracy and time saving.

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