|Jigs Part 6|
Concealed Hinge, Dovetail, Straight Cut, Flush Trim Jigs, and Planning and Building Jigs
Installing concealed hinges can be a pretty simple process, even using a hand held drill, with the help of a jig. The Concealed Hinge JIG works really well at positioning the Forstner bit, as well as holding it square to the door frame surface and finally controlling the depth of the hole. Of course, if you have a drill press with a good fence and large enough table then that will work just as well.
Dovetail jigs can be as simple or as sophisticated as you like. It all depends on serious you are about your dovetail jig and how often you are going to use it. Some dovetail jigs are designed to cut all kinds of joints and some jigs are designed to cut only one or two types of joints. Dovetail joints are very strong joints that are able to withstand plenty of pressure. This makes them ideal for cabinet and drawer work.
Improve your woodworking at home with these woodworking instructions on how to build this simple jig. The most common cut is a straight cut. The straight cut jig is the one we will be working with today, and with this jig every straight cut will be exactly where you intend for it to be.
Easy and inexpensive to build, the versatile table shown below allows you to convert three different portable power tools into stationary tools: the electric drill, the router, and the saber saw. The table features a spacious tabletop, an adjustable fence, a storage shelf, and a conveniently located On/off switch. The tabletop includes a rectangular cutout to accept a custom-made insert for each of the three power tools.
Every woodworker uses jigs regularly. Marking gauges, combination squares, the rip fence on a table saw, and router bits with ball-bearing pilots are all jigs that are taken for granted. And who hasn’t, at one time or another, made a simple thingamajig on the spur of the moment to help get a certain job done?
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