Discover the 5 best woodworking jigs I made the past year | FREE PLANS

Discover the 5 best woodworking jigs I made the past year | FREE PLANS

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Woodworking jigs… if you type this in on the internet you will be flooded with examples.

But how do you find out which jig is really important for your workshop?

With this compilation blog, I made an overview of the 5 most used woodworking jigs that I have made in the past year.

By downloading the free plans, you can build my 5 best jigs to use in your woodworking workshop.

So, get inspired and check out this blog.

Before we dive into the blog you can watch the video above. In that video, I will show you some fragments on how I built these jigs.

In the blog post underneath the video, I will give you some more details.

To prepare you for building this project, I have made a few handy lists.

In addition to a few personal protective equipment that I use*, I also list the materials as well as the (power) tools you will need to build this jig.

* Safety is always your own responsibility!

Safety first!

Crosscut sled

Not long after purchasing my table saw, I built this crosscut sled.

This crosscut sled allows me to safely cut wood, even smaller pieces.
By placing the wood against the fence, I know that the wood is always cut at right angles.

T-tracks are placed in the fence and also in the bottom plate of this crosscut sled so that jigs and clamps can be easily mounted.

This crosscut sled has the advantage that both the zero clearance insert in the bottom plate and in the fence are replaceable.

The fence can also be adjusted at any time so that it is always square.

Soon I will publish a separate blog in which I explain more about the crosscut sled and where I show you step by step how to build it. 
I will also describe how you can set the perpendicularity of the fence. 

So be sure to come back to my website or subscribe to the newsletter to be the first to be notified when I upload the blog.

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Check out the full video here:

Star knob jig​

This star knob jig was one of the first jigs I built and I have never regretted it.

This jig allowed me to create my own buttons from there, giving me the opportunity to use them for many other projects.

The buttons are very quick and easy to make and the possibilities for using them are endless. An absolute must.

Use the diminsions on the free downloadable template to make these knobs too. 

Also for this jig, I will soon publish a detailed blog in which I will explain more about the star knob jig and where I will show you step by step how to build it. 

So be sure to come back to my website or subscribe to the newsletter to be the first to be notified when I upload the blog.

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Check out the full video here:

Kerfmaker​

A kerfmaker is a tool that you can buy in your hardware store or online, but I took the challenge to make it myself.

Making dados and grooves has been a breeze since I got this kerfmaker. Previously, the grooves were either too small so I couldn’t insert the board, or too wide causing the board to be loose.

How to make this Kermaker yourself as well as the free plans to make it can be found in the blog that I posted online some time ago (you can find this blog by clicking on the button below)

In this blog, I will also explain how to use this kerfmaker. 
Once you know how to do it almost automatically.

Check out the full video here:

Plywood handling system​

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This plywood handling system came about because I had to move a lot of plates.

To move a sheet of plywood you have to be with 2 persons. Most of the time I am alone in my workshop and moving a sheet of plywood on myself is almost impossible, it is too big and too heavy.

I wanted not only a system to move plates but also a system to place those plates on my workbench without too much effort.

I made these 2 parts that can work together perfectly. With this system I can easily carry the plate up to the workbench, hook it into the second part of this system and with one hand you can tilt the entire plate until it is on the workbench.

No more dragging with those big heavy plates.

Also for this jig, I will soon publish a detailed blog in which I will explain more about this system and where I will show you step by step how to build it. 

So be sure to come back to my website or subscribe to the newsletter to be the first to be notified when I upload the blog.

Download the free plans here

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Check out the full video here:

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Router dado & template jig​

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The last but certainly not the least mold I recommend to make is this router dado and template jig.

If you have to make an accurate groove or mill a surface with the router, this is very easy with this jig.

You slide the jig open to the size of the opening you want to make, set the stop blocks and you can mill the perfect opening or slot without worry.

Also for this jig, I will soon publish a detailed blog in which I will explain more about this system and where I will show you step by step how to build it. 

So be sure to come back to my website or subscribe to the newsletter to be the first to be notified when I upload the blog.

Download the free plans here

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Check out the full video here:

This was my top 5 most used woodworking jigs in my workshop. 

Does this mean that this is the perfect top 5?
It is for me, but you may have other needs.

So adjust this list to the jigs you need. You can find some inspiration in my other blogs or on my youtube channel.

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4 Comments

  1. Christo this blog is fantastic. Old pensioner from Australia and sorry cannot become a financial member – pension not much money left – I try and make your projects and you are an inspiration.

    Again thanking you for your time and God have you this talent to share and thank you, thank you.

    Garry

    1. Thank You so much, Gary!
      Those are some kind words and it was a pleasure to read this.

      I got a lot of other good ideas coming up! Keep an eye on my website and YouTube channel.

      Greetings
      Christophe

  2. Hello Christo,

    I am greatly impressed with your Jig designs. I have downloaded several and when I have time, I want to build them.
    I particularly like your Star Knob Jig. I downloaded the plan: the 3 circles, and I have watched the video. The action and the synchronized music is a masterpiece!
    I am wondering if you will be doing a step by step explanation for the Star Knob design with pictures, as you have with the other Jigs. I am hoping you will.
    I watched another gentleman’s video on YouTube, with a similar jig using a hole saw. His design and method is good, however, the quality and design doesn’t come anywhere near your excelling method.

    Thank you for sharing.

    1. Thank you so much for these kind words, Ronald. I’m happy to see that these jigs will help you. Enjoy building them.
      If you have a question, don’t be afraid to ask. I will help you where I can.
      About the star knob jig. Maybe if one day I have some time, I will write a blog about it. Thank you for your suggestion.
      Greetings
      Christophe

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