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xx   TOOL

Tips on making shop jigs more durable.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #29 Nov-Dec 1992 pg. 10

Positioning jigs that allow precision positioning of fences on woodworking machines. INCRA Jig and JoinTECH brands are compared for accuracy, ease of set-up, ease of operation, accessories and technical support.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #31 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 54

A jigmaker's checklist. Tips on making and using jigs and fixtures for the woodworking shop.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1987 (v.10#12) pg. 70

Assembly blocks to simplify the gluing and screwing of drawers or cabinets.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #372 Oct 1996 (v.46#9) pg. 66

Indexing jig allows accurate positioning for multiple cuts, dadoes, holes, etc.
FINE WOODWORKING #31 Nov-Dec 1981 pg. 18

Plastics in the workshop. Choosing and using this versatile material for jigs and other applications.
FINE WOODWORKING #105 Mar-Apr 1994 pg. 58
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #107 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 6
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #108 Sep-Oct 1994 pg. 10

A stop for every jig. Simple, versatile stops are crucial to accurate machining. Instructions for making length stops, flip-down stops, eccentric end stop, and rotating stop.
FINE WOODWORKING #109 Nov-Dec 1994 pg. 67

Layout techniques for the workshop. Some basic tips and ideas for jigs to simplify layouts for repeated jobs. (1) Template for frequently used circle sizes. (2) Simple way to locate lathe center points on the end of square stock. (3) Even division of circles. (4) Marking hidden edges. (5) Making ellipses. (6) Laying out a corner radius. (7) Locating the center of round stock. (8) Automatic layout for center punching. (9) Drawing compass-struck arcs at the edge of material. (10) Dividing odd-size pieces into equal widths. (11) Draw circles on material with the center cut out. (12) Scribe easy-to-see lines on metal. (13) Self-centering fixture for layout out and drilling rounds. (14) Automatic center-line scriber. (15) Angle layouts.
HOMEOWNER Sep 1985 (v.10#7) pg. 63

Anchors for auxiliary tables, fences, jigs, etc.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1963 (v.182#6) pg. 132

Toggle clamps. Advice on selection and use of the various styles to hold a work piece securely in a jig or fixture.
SHOPNOTES #3 May 1992 (v.1) pg. 28

Tip shows how to fasten L-shaped cleats to ceiling joists to store machine tool jigs.
SHOPNOTES #34 Jul 1997 (v.6) pg. 5

Plastics in the woodshop. Using laminate, phenolic, UHMW, acrylics and polycarbonates to make better jigs and fixtures. Includes tips on cutting, drilling, gluing and bending plastics.
SHOPNOTES #43 Jan 1999 (v.8) pg. 12

A guide to understanding the Incra Jig. Includes instructions for making a fence and right-angle fixture for joint-making on a router table.
WOOD MAGAZINE #58 Jan 1993 (v.10#1) pg. 32

Tip: Use relief chamfers to prevent sawdust buildup from interfering with accurate use of a stop block, rip fence, or spacing jigs.
WOODSMITH #66 Dec 1989 pg. 11

Selection of plywood for use in jigs discussed. Comparison between birch plywood, Baltic Birch plywood, and ApplePly plywood.
WOODSMITH #66 Dec 1989 pg. 23

Miter gauge slot runners for jigs. Some alternatives to wood which eliminate problems associated with swelling and shrinking.
WOODSMITH #68 Apr 1990 pg. 30

Tip on storing the instructions for using a jig in a length of PVC tubing attached to the jig itself.
WOODSMITH #93 Jun 1994 (v.16) pg. 5

Jigs and fixtures. Advice on the right materials and hardware to use. Looks at plywood, hardwood, hardboard, plastics, MDF, hardware, and knobs (both commercial and shop made).
WOODSMITH #98 Apr 1995 (v.17) pg. 22

Tip describes how to make longer studded adjusting knobs for jigs.
WOODSMITH #103 Feb 1996 (v.18) pg. 4

Some general guidelines for constructing effective jigs.
WOODWORK #47 Oct 1997 pg. 18

Doing a jig. Advice and tips on the construction of jigs and gauges for repetitive woodworking. The emphasis is on the use of metal in the construction of the jigs in order to resist wear and add strength.
WOODWORKER Feb 1989 (v.93#2) pg. 156