When you’re woodworking for fun, it’s all right to take your sweet time building projects. In fact, stepping back occasionally to admire your handiwork, or carefully working through a new technique, can be among the most enjoyable parts of your hobby. But if you like making multiples of the same project, or if you’re in the business of woodworking, speed and efficiency count.
Working smart is one of the things Schlabaugh & Sons prides itself on. These Kalona, Iowa, woodworking pros specialize in building distinctive-looking clocks and other wooden accessories. And fortunately for us, they allowed us to spend a day with them recently to absorb some of their woodworking wisdom firsthand. Here’s hoping you can put some of these clever ideas to good use in your shop.
1) Arch-Cutting Jig
2) Positive-Stop Sanding Jig
3) Glue-Up Fixture Jig
4) Radial-Arm Saw Auxiliary Table Jig
5) Small-Part Bevel Jig
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