Found 23 results for the keyword ‘Jigs’

  • A jig for cutting router slots easily.

    When you want to make a slot across a board, such as for socketing in a shelf, you need something to guide the router straight, and have that guide at a perfect 90 degrees to the edge of the shelf support.The easiest way to do this is to build a simple "T". To make sure the "T" is at 90 degrees,...
  • Set-up tips for your Radial Arm Saw.

    Although sliding mitre saws have largely replaced the Radial Arm Saw in many wood working shops, and few people ever even use the radial arm saw for precision work even if they have one, the Radial Arm Saw can do everything that a table saw can do, with even more precision.The primary advantage o...
  • Header Flashing End Dams for Windows and Doors

    Welcome to the Eakes' Origami Guide to the Building Code -- or "how to actually build new flashing requirements in the building code". Water leaking in around windows and doors represents one of our major construction problems. The building codes seem to be constantly changing in an effort to mi...
  • Cutting crown moldings with a mitre saw.

    Cutting crown moldings can be simple and it can be difficult. First you want to check if the corner you are putting the molding into is in fact 90 degrees. If you don't check that you can get real frustrated with your mitre saw. 88 or 92 degree walls require different mitre cuts. Over the years...
  • Radial Arm Saw Sanding Disk

    I have a copy of your Fine Tuning Your Radial Arm Saw , am interested in the article on page 52 relating to planning the table flat, but I can't seem to find anyone that knows where to obtain the rigid sanding disk that is shown in figure 3-46. I hope you might know where to obtain one. - Willia...
  • Table Saw Basics

    Basic Cross Cutting

  • Tip from a viewer: holding and hiding finishing nails

    A viewer sent in the simple idea of pushing finishing nails through a piece of corrugated cardboard to hold them steady while you come down with the hammer. That means that you don't come down with that hammer on your fingers. They you simply pull the cardboard up and finish driving the nail.Le...
  • Screwing down Squeeky Floors -- use a Pocket Jig?

    Leo writes: Hey Jon, my year old house has squeaky ceramic floors in random areas, the sub floor was to be screwed down to prevent this but when I look from the basement I can see the screws poking through were they have missed the floor joist. After complaining, the builder stuck some shimmi...
  • Tile cutting jig.

    Cutting ceramic tiles in half is relatively easy to do. Cutting a half inch off the edge of a tile is much more difficult.Al from Chilliwack, BC shared his tile cutting jig with us. Clamp two boards together with spacers the thickness of the tile to be cut. Score the tile. Slide the tile into...
  • Filling a floor gap after removing a wall.

    So you have taken out a wall where there were hardwood floors on either side. You know you have to fill the gap with something, but what?The first realisation is that even if both sides are floored with the same wood installed at the same time, the boards on one side will never line up with the ...