Jigs & Fixtures for the Table Saw & Router: Get the Most from Your Tools with Shop Projects from Woodworking's Top Experts

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Get the Most from Your Tools with Shop Projects from Woodworking's Top Experts
Woodworkers can display their craftsmanship while harnessing the potential of their most important tools with these 26 ingenious projects selected from the pages of Woodworker's Journal, America's woodworking authority. For woodworkers of all skill levels, each jig and fixture project will make complicated woodworking techniques easier, faster, and safer. Like all Woodworker's Journal projects, each ...

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Overview

Get the Most from Your Tools with Shop Projects from Woodworking's Top Experts
Woodworkers can display their craftsmanship while harnessing the potential of their most important tools with these 26 ingenious projects selected from the pages of Woodworker's Journal, America's woodworking authority. For woodworkers of all skill levels, each jig and fixture project will make complicated woodworking techniques easier, faster, and safer. Like all Woodworker's Journal projects, each one features detailed plans, material lists, and in-depth instruction and tips from a pro. Among the projects featured are a precision cross cut jig for the table saw, circle cutting jig for the router, and adjustable box joint jig for the table saw. This is the essential reference for any woodworker seeking to maximize the productivity of their table saw and router.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Nearly thirty projects and instructions on how to make jigs and fixtures for safer and faster woodworking are packed into Jigs & Fixtures For the Table Saw & Router, a guide which uses the experience of the editors of Woodworker's Journal for a range of innovative projects. From technical drawings and easy step-by-step instructions complete with materials lists to color photos throughout, homeowners who have a woodshop will find this an excellent - and essential - guide, as will libraries catering to home crafters and do-it-yourself patrons.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565233256
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/1/2007
  • Series: Best of Woodworker's Journal Series
  • Pages: 159
  • Sales rank: 616,706
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Chris Marshall (Sunbury, OH) is the author of dozens of books and hundreds of magazine articles on woodworking and home improvement. He is a contributing editor at The Woodworker’s Journal.

Bill Hylton is a longtime woodworker and woodworking writer. He writes a column on power tool joinery for Popular Woodworking magazine and is a frequent contributor to Woodworker's Journal. He is a renowned authority on the use of the router and router table. His book, Router Magic, is the bestselling router book of all time.

One of the most respected magazines in the field, brings the voice of expert woodworkers to its readers. The publishers believe in a "community" approach to woodworking, where good design is not a secret to be guarded, but shared, and woodworkers learn from one another's mistakes and successes.

John English is a contributing editor of Woodcraft Magazine and a former editor of Today's Woodworker. His work has appeared in numerous woodworking magazines, including American How-To, Fine Woodworking, and Woodshop News, and his syndicated how-to and home repair columns have appeared in newspapers across the United States. He is the author of The Building Buddy, Toys & Accessories, Woodworking Essentials, and Workshop Projects. He lives in Casper, Wyoming.

Ian Kirby is a British trained furnituremaker. He began his training with the Edward Barnsley workshops and went on to study wood science and technology and enolled in the four-year design proggram to Leeds College of Art. He did his graduate work at the London School of Furniture. He has written 5 woodworking books and is a frequent contributor to Woodworkers Journal as well as Fine Woodworking. He lives in Milford Connecticut.

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Table of Contents

TABLE SAW JIGS & FIXTURES 8

Avoiding Kickback and Binding 10
by Rob Johnstone
Here's a close and safe look at four problems in basic table saw operations.

Simple Crosscut Sled 12
by Bill Hylton
A crosscut sled will add accuracy, ease of operation and safety to your work. You can build this sled in a couple of hours.

Precision Crosscutting Jig 14
by Chris Inman
The sled makes it easier to perform crosscuts on long or heavy stock and panel material. Our design also includes a mitering fence for dead-on angle cuts and a micro-adjustable stop block.

The Miter Clamp Jig 20
by E. John DeWaard
Attach this jig to your miter gauge, and you can clamp workpieces in place for making extremely accurate and safe angle cuts.

Table Saw Tenoning Jig 22
by Jeff Greef
This indispensable accessory for cutting tenons, bridle joints and spline slots allows workpieces to be held safely on end , with a micro-adjust feature.

Adjustable Box Joint Jig 26
by Ralph Bagnall
Spacing box joints just right is fussy business, so here's an adjustable, reusable jig that will suit any joint.

Outfeed/Assembly Table 30
A must for every shop with space limitations, this outfeed table transforms into a low-height assembly table for your larger projects. It also provides plenty of storage.

Shop-Built Panel Saw 40
by Rob Johnstone
Get the accuracy the pros are used to at less than half the cost. Our aluminum sliding system is the key to success.

Miter Saw Station 46
by John English
This rolling cabinet with tip-up extension wings makes the perfect solution for tight space.

ROUTER JIGS & FIXTURES 54

Router Basics Revisited 56
by John English
Is your router dusty because it's always making dust, or does it just gather dust? This review of the basics unlocks techniques.

Router Guide - The Heart of an Accurate Cut 58
by Ian Kirby
Without a guide system, using a router is like steering a ship without a rudder. Here's the lowdown on seven basic guides.

Router Straightedge Jig 66
by Rick White
The straightedge jig features a T-track that allows it to breeze through rabbets, dadoes and grooves. It's a "must-build"

Jointing with a Router 68
by Carol Reed
This jig makes squaring up an edge a snap. And when you're done, the whole thing stores quickly and easily on a wall.

Router Surfacing Jig 74
by John English
This ingenious jig turns a router into a serviceable planer. The moveable sled will fit virtually any make or model.

Pattern Routing Made Easy 84
by Jim Dolan
To make pairs of curved, complementary shapes that fit perfectly together, use a router and guide bushings to pattern-rout.

Circle-Cutting Jig 86
by John English
This versatile and easy-to-build jig will have you cutting circles of virtually any size in no time. This clever design features a revolving, clear plate to guide the router.

Accurate Dadoes...In a Hurry 92
by Rob Johnstone
This jig provides quick and accurate set-ups when cutting through or stopped dadoes and sliding dovetail.

Sliding Dovetail System 100
by Jack Gray
This pair of sliding dovetail jigs are simple and rock-solid.

Router Mortising Made Easy 102
by Rick White
This very simple mortising jig takes the effort out of the centering process without sacrificing precision.

Ultimate Fluting Jig 104
by Ralph Bagnall
Make multiple, parallel flute cuts spaced any way you like using this jig. It can be set for different stock widths and bit positions.

Multi-Functional Routing System 110
by Rick White
Here's a router table - complete with its own dust collection system - that can be used with or without its base.

Dust-Collecting Router Table Fence 120
by Chris Marshall
Routing particleboard or MDF with without dust collection is like standing in a sand storm. This fence draws dust and chips away.

Traveling Router Table 124
by John English
This handsome dovetailed cabinet slips off your shop wall to serve as a carrying case for a router and good selection of bits. Flip it over and it becomes an instant router table.

Custom Router Table 132
by Rick White
A router table turns your handheld router into a makeshift shaper and expands the range of joints and moldings you can make. This design provides maximum versatility, convenience and storage space - all on wheels.

Ultimate Router Table 142
by Barry Chattell
This ample, fully appointed router table sports twin routers, dust-collecting fences iwth micro-adjusters, and a horizontal routing attachment.

Build a Horizontal Routing Systyem 150
by John English
Turn your spare router into a versatile, horizontal milling machine featuring easy and accurate depth of cut, super-easy fence adjustment and above-the-table bit changes.

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