How to Make Router Jig

How To : Set up and use a mortise router jig

A router jig is a handy tool for any woodmaker. It helps can clean messes that other tools may have caused and can be used to help finish certain wood projects. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to set up a router jig and then properly use it on any wood project that needs ...more

How To : Use the self-centering mortise jig

The shop-built router jig detailed in this video uses an innovative system to position a workpiece square and centered when cutting matching mortises for loose mortise-and-tenon joinery. This jig relies on two vertically aligned, rotating circles with protruding metal bolts to ...more

How To : Repair a baluster with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to repair a baluster. Steps: 1. Set one half of busted baluster in routing jig. 2. Use plunge router to cut a 3/8-inch-diameter by 1 ½-inch-deep dowel hole into the broken end of the baluster. 3. Remove first half of baluster ...more

How To : Build loose tenon joinery in woodworking

Eagle Lake Woodworking, hosted by John Nixon, offers great do-it-yourself guides for building your own furniture, especially in the American Arts and Crafts style, and turning your garage into an amateur woodshop. Search Eagle Lake on WonderHowTo for more carpentry tutorial vi ...more

How To : Use a horizontal router table in woodworking

Eagle Lake Woodworking, hosted by John Nixon, offers great do-it-yourself guides for building your own furniture, especially in the American Arts and Crafts style, and turning your garage into an amateur woodshop. Search Eagle Lake on WonderHowTo for more carpentry tutorial vi ...more

How To : Make a mitered spline jig

If you're interested in making any kind of l-shaped furniture, having the right jig to create the right kind of joiners is a big help. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to make a mitered spline jig using a router table. It's a pretty difficult task that requires you to be ...more

How To : Measure wood by relative dimensioning

The Wood Whisperer demonstrates how we can install hinges on a cabinet without a tape measure, using relative dimensioning. In this example, we use center lines instead of marking the top and bottom of each piece that needs to line up. Using shims at the bottom and top of the ...more

How To : Build a tool stand using loose tenon joinery

Eagle Lake Woodworking, hosted by John Nixon, offers great do-it-yourself guides for building your own furniture, especially in the American Arts and Crafts style, and turning your garage into an amateur woodshop. Search Eagle Lake on WonderHowTo for more carpentry tutorial vi ...more

How To : Make a Spot Welder for Cheap!

A typical resistance spot welder can range in price from about $200-$800, but with a little resourcefulness and a bit of free time, you can make one like this for about $10 or less. Before starting on this project, there are a couple of videos you should check out, because yo ...more

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