I don’t like to throw away leftover trim, pipes, and long cutoff pieces from projects I’ve built. But storing these long pieces in my small garage shop has always been cumbersome. So I decided to take advantage of the unused space above my garage door and built the storage rack you see here.
The flexibility and easy setup of this unique jig makes adding eye-catching elements to your next project a snap. Plus, this jig will make variably-spaced finger joints and ensure that both halves of the joint fit together perfectly every time.
A hand-held router and jig can make life easy for creating smooth dadoes and grooves. Plus, this handy jig has a bonus feature… It attaches to your workpiece without any extra clamps to get in the way.
Routing across the end of the workpiece brings all kinds of considerations: safety, workpiece control, preventing tearout, and keeping the workpiece square to the bit. With a few pieces of scrap material though, you can make a simple sled to answer the call.
A crosscut sled makes cutting so much easier and more accurate that many woodworkers have one on their saw practically all the time. Here's a way to get even more use out of your sled — add a box joint jig.