the 5 best woodworking jigs I made the past year

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The best 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?
What are the best woodworking jigs for you?

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

Because I use them very often, these are my best woodworking jigs, and I believe that these are the best woodworking jigs I can recommend to other people for their workshop.

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

So, get inspired and check out this best woodworking jigs list.

What do you need to make the best woodworking jigs?

To prepare you for building these best woodworking jigs, I have made a few handy lists.

In addition to a few personal protective equipments that I use*, I also list the materials as well as the (power) tools you will need to build these 5 best woodworking jigs.

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Best woodworking jigs #1: Crosscut sled

The first one on the list of the best woodworking jigs, I can recommend, is the table saw 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’m always sure that the wood has been cut at right angles.

T-tracks are placed in the fence, and also in the bottom plate of this crosscut sled.
Thanks to those rails, 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.

I use this crosscut sled for 99% of my projects, that is why this had to be in this list of my top 5 best woodworking jigs!

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

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Best woodworking jigs #2: Star knob jig​

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

I use these so often, that this star button maker should not be missing from this top 5 best woodworking jigs list.

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 dimensions on the free downloadable template to make these knobs too.

Also for this jig, I will soon publish a detailed blog.
In that article, I will explain more about the star knob jig.

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Best woodworking jigs #3: 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 I made were either too small or too wide.

That resulted in the fact that I couldn’t insert the board, or the board was to lose.
Thanks to this kerfmaker, that’s a thing of the past.
That is the reason I have added this kerfmaker to my list of the best woodworking jigs.

How to make this Kerfmaker yourself, as well as the free plans to make it, can be found in the blog that I posted online some time ago.
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In this blog, I will also explain how to use this kerfmaker. 
Once you know how to do it, you can make kerfs almost automatically.

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Best woodworking jigs #4: Plywood handling system​

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

To move a sheet of plywood, you have to be with 2 persons.
Most of the time I am alone in my workshop.
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.
There I can hook it into the second part of this system.
After that, it is easy to tilt the entire plate with one hand until it is on the workbench.

No more dragging with those big heavy plates.
That is why I see this jig as one of the best woodworking jigs in my workshop.

Also for this jig, I will soon publish a detailed blog in which I will explain more about this system.

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Best woodworking jigs #1: Router dado & template jig​

The last but certainly not the least of the best woodworking jigs 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.

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the 5 best woodworking jigs I made the past year
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This was my top 5 most used and best woodworking jigs in my workshop.

Does this mean that this is the perfect top 5 of the best woodworking jigs?
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, to build your list of the best woodworking jigs.


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