12 Great Tablesaw Jigs with Jim Heavey – WOOD magazine

12 Great Tablesaw Jigs with Jim Heavey – WOOD magazine

This is a full recap of 12 great tablesaw jigs from WOOD magazine’s JIm Heavey. Cross cut sled, zero clearance inserts, miter gauge extension, auxiliary rip fence, raised panel jig, tenoning jigs, spline cutting jigs and more!

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  1. Paul Agius on March 25, 2022 at 6:11 pm

    You Are A True Carpenter’s Master Mind Thanks For Sharing

  2. Matthew Lovgren on March 25, 2022 at 6:12 pm

    Crosscut sled is a must have. The taper jig? Holy hell…making one today. Great idea. Thx for sharing

  3. HDRW on March 25, 2022 at 6:13 pm

    Jim, an amazing set of jigs, and a great presentation of them – Thanks!
    However, I can’t get the plans – anything I try (including trying to join the Wood magazine site) returns 404 (page not found). Is there somewhere else I can get hold of the plans, please? Cheers, Howard

  4. Ray Stevens on March 25, 2022 at 6:14 pm

    I liked your Video. I wished you could of shown how to make these jigs

  5. Mr C on March 25, 2022 at 6:14 pm

    Absolutely amazing 👍 I’ll look forward to trying to build some of these, thanks for your time in sharing them with us all. Keep safe.

  6. Bernard Douthit on March 25, 2022 at 6:15 pm

    This is a terrific video. Thanks for making it. I was wondering: Did you used MDF for the 90 degree saw sled and the tenon jigs? I recently bought a piece of 3/4 maple plywood as I couldn’t find Baltic Birch and it was $45. If I can build the same jigs with a $15 piece of MDF it seems worth it to make the switch. Also – it seems that your tenon jig could be used as a jointer to create flat faces on work pieces – or is this just a bad idea? Thanks.

  7. SouthSoundHomePros Meg O Harrison on March 25, 2022 at 6:20 pm

    So glad I came across this, great instructions and jigs!

  8. Rigor Mortis on March 25, 2022 at 6:22 pm

    he says that MDF doest hurt the saw blade. i worked 3 years in a wood working shop they always told me MDF is the worst of the woods to saw blades or any other cutting blade cus it got sand particals in it

  9. Jarod Morris on March 25, 2022 at 6:26 pm

    I had issues getting my crosscut sled to a perfect 90 until I used a 3-4-5 triangle, but x3, so a 9-12-15 triangle. I cut the bottom then measured from the cut along the back fence 9 inches and made a mark, then measured 12 inches along the cut on the bottom and made a mark. Then I cut a piece of wood to exactly 15 inches and put it between the marks. When the 15 inch piece of wood was perfectly on the marks, I knew the sled was exactly 90 and I clamped the fence down and then secured it with screws.

  10. Eric Neering on March 25, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    That was all excited about this video until he said that sawdust board doesn’t eat blades as shit eats them fast he obviously don’t know what he’s talking about

  11. Jon Ward on March 25, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    This is a treasure trove. I will be coming back to this regularly. That taper jig is brilliant.

  12. Scott Hargrove on March 25, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    I learned the cove-cutting technique years ago, and used it to make my own bread-loaf handrail for our stairway. It was almost impossible to find, and if you found it, it was cheap and wispy and finger-jointed every ten inches. So I made my own out of two 2×4 vertical grain fir boards glued together with gorilla glue. A few passes on the top side at 45 and then 22.5 approximated the final round top, and then multiple passes at an angle to cut the side coves.
    You can set up the cut exactly, btw, and avoid the trial and error. Start by setting the saw at the desired final depth of your cove. Now set a straight board at an angle to the blade and measure the distance to both the front and back of the blade, adjusting until the difference is equal to the final desired width. Measure/mark that angle, and then use it at whatever distance you need for your particular cut. Clamp your "fence" in place at the measured angle, drop the blade back to just a whisker above the table top, and start cutting.

  13. Ken ord on March 25, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    WOW!!!! I will be saving this video for future reference as I set up my saw bench. Thank you very much from Ken in Australia.

  14. Craig Fenner on March 25, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    If you wax the bottoms of jigs they work a lot better. They glide smoothly, instead of having a jerky motion. Johnson paste wax works best, but in a pinch even car wax will work.

  15. 112doc on March 25, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    Anytime you are messing with a jig with loose boards and hold downs SHUT THE SAW OFF! I swear these guys from WOOD are going to lose a finger or an eye

  16. Matthew Lovgren on March 25, 2022 at 6:33 pm

    Good video. I made the same tapering jig. Lol. I guess I didn’t invent it. One difference is mine has a runner instead of using the fence. Honestly I think it’s the second best jig you can make after the crosscut sled. Good stuff

  17. Karen Northum on March 25, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    Would have been nice if the words did not hide what you were demonstrating. 90 degrees to the table saw or 45 degrees were both hidden. Not a good video no matter how well the explanation for us visual learners.

  18. Abdussalam Bandarkar on March 25, 2022 at 6:36 pm

    its all about woodworking.
    Evrey tip is an invaluable help.
    Thanks a lot sir.

  19. Morris Murray on March 25, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    Always such great and useful videos!

  20. Tony .K Mullins Photography & Fine Art on March 25, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    This is one of the best woodworking education videos I’ve ever seen. 👍

  21. Timothy Donnelly on March 25, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    thank you great ideas

  22. No ID on March 25, 2022 at 6:42 pm

    35:57 man your hand is so claose to the blade

  23. Lalita Kanojia on March 25, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    EXILLENT video.
    Thanks for your efforts and work.
    GOD bless you .

  24. Acer Juglans on March 25, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    I’m a fan of jigs from way WAY back, and these are all great, but I don’t understand making a tenon shoulder-cutting jig, when you can just use the tablesaw fence and the miter gauge with auxiliary fence.

  25. Brian Marsala on March 25, 2022 at 6:44 pm

    This guy is angry I don’t know why but hes angry

  26. Glen Freyermuth on March 25, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    Question Jim – Can’t find one of your videos. Not sure of the title, or even the subject, but it caught my attention when you showed something about using an extension cord instead of dowels, and then my network went down. I’m looking thru all of your videos that seem related, but still can’t find it. LOVE your videos!!! You really are a brilliant inspiration to woodworking. Thanks!

  27. Omar Fonseca on March 25, 2022 at 6:45 pm

    Great . Beautifull demostracion and easy and well explained .Thanks to share your knowledge .

  28. Steven Larsen on March 25, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    Storing my jigs is the problem. My storage looks like a little kids toy box.

  29. Camilo F. Pacios on March 25, 2022 at 6:46 pm

    Muy Buen Video.
    *¡¡¡ BUEN TRABAJO !!!*

  30. Eduardo Jimenez on March 25, 2022 at 6:47 pm

    This is now my favorite video! Amazing!

  31. רן ויינטראוב on March 25, 2022 at 6:48 pm

    One of the best Tutorial i have seen. very inspiring. i have learned so Many new TRICKS 😊. THANKS!!!

  32. Ted Silverman on March 25, 2022 at 6:50 pm

    One of the best teachers. I have done a number of his seminars at the woodworking show when it is in Tampa. Very friendly and happy to answer questions.

  33. Osman ilkhani on March 25, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    You talk sooooooooo mach ?!

  34. MrMaacin05 on March 25, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    So you’re telling me that WOOD Magazine has no idea how to CORRECTLY align the miter gauge to the blade?

  35. Rmarvids on March 25, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    Love these jig videos. Long time subscriber. Made my Cajon drum years ago based on your video. I make some videos so I know it takes time to produce them. Thank you!

  36. Camilo F. Pacios on March 25, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    Minuto, 21. Pierdes 14 mm. de profundidad de corte…
    Yo SOLO PIERDO 4 mm.
    de expesor de placa de Alu.
    ¿ A qué soy *"mu líto"* ?
    Ju, ju…

  37. Gene Greear on March 25, 2022 at 6:53 pm

    I bought an Hatachi table saw and couldn’t get the blade aligned with the miter grooves. I called the company. They told me, they had never heard of anyone even trying to do that. Yip. I took the saw back to them.

  38. Jim Moss-Scrollsaw Craftwork on March 25, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    A great video, well explained with a selection of very useful jigs. I’ll definitely be upgrading some of my existing jigs to ones shown here. I particularly like the tapering jig. The indexing system is genial! Thanks Jim for showing and explaining all of these jigs in easy to understand detail.

  39. Derd Horvat on March 25, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    I miss content in which they skipped explaining the obvious stuff and focused on concise and important info to keep you on track.

  40. THE BOSS on March 25, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    Thanks KID’S.

  41. Paul Buffey on March 25, 2022 at 6:56 pm

    Beautifully demonstrated and calmly explained. A great video for experts and the much less competent alike. I will be back for more.

  42. MJL on March 25, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    C’est dommage que les commentaires cachent ce que vous montrez. Du coup il y a des choses qui échappent à notre vue. Merci qd mm pour le partage très intéressant.

  43. James Krivitsky on March 25, 2022 at 6:57 pm

    Hi Jim, how are you and Mike doing theses days ? Happy NY. MY buddy – Mike ( we met you and your brother at Katy Texas wood expo years back ) I had a photo taken of Mike & I standing with YOU and your brother MIKE near the lecture rooms. You now have another subscriber or 2 for 2022 ! Let’s let the sawdust fly for the new year. JwgK Houston, TX

  44. Roman Waz on March 25, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    Great ideas!

  45. Greg Northover on March 25, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    Some really great ideas here to use with my table saw and will no doubt use most of them.. Just one thing though, can you make the sub titile text appear at the top as it covers up what you are describing and you lose the visual detail of your video’s or can we switch it off. Thanks for all these great jig ideas

  46. Khalid Ali on March 25, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    Salot thanks 🙏

  47. Michael Gray on March 25, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    Great video. One suggestion with the taper jig, if you attach a runner to the bottom then you don’t need to use the fence, and you will know that the edge of the jig will always be tight to the saw blade.

  48. Colin M Gwilliam on March 25, 2022 at 7:00 pm

    I’m new to woodworking. This was a most enjoyable 45 minutes spent watching the video. I’ll be looking for plans for making quite a few of these jigs. Much obliged 🙂

  49. Maritzah Siarvanaux on March 25, 2022 at 7:03 pm

    Loved the video but one thing that you did not mention which has been a persistent issue with several wood workers I’ve known is blade/table alignment. It is generally not a difficult adjustment but can wreak havock on everything you try to cut as long as the blade is out of square with the table including but not limited to excessive kick backs and blade warpage.

  50. Ross Martin on March 25, 2022 at 7:05 pm

    What an excellent video on jigs. The instruction is so clear and the tips are invaluable. There are many terrific woodworking videos on YouTube; this is one of the best I’ve seen. I’ll definitely be making some of these!