5 super simple woodworking jigs that’ll make your life easier

5 super simple woodworking jigs that’ll make your life easier

The easiest jigs are always the best ones. Today I’ll show you how to make 5 super simple woodworking jigs that’ll make your life easier. No fuss, easy to make jigs that can be assembled in minutes using scrap wood. How to cut thin strips on the table saw? Easiest way to hang a picture frame? Making straight cuts with a circular saw? How about safer cuts on the table saw? All these questions and more will be answered in this video.

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Thin strip jig
· CA glue & activator https://amzn.to/3ENYhbs
· Countersink bit https://amzn.to/3KMmNxs
· Grr-ripper push block https://amzn.to/3ZfskRp
· Magswitch https://amzn.to/3Z1sgVj
Circular saw guide
· Circular saw https://amzn.to/41Be7Qs
· Saw blade https://amzn.to/41wxav3
· Countersink bit https://amzn.to/3KMmNxs
· Mini trigger clamps https://amzn.to/3ZvofZe
Dado jig
· T-bolts & start knobs https://amzn.to/3Z97xPz
· Pattern bit with bearing https://amzn.to/3y7el41
· ¾-inch straight bit https://amzn.to/3ZriStS
· Undersized plywood bit https://amzn.to/3IZAMOW
· Digital calipers https://amzn.to/3KLYlw3
· 12-inch rafter square https://amzn.to/3y1nefv
· Mini F-clamps https://amzn.to/3Zvpd7O
Vertical cutting jig
· Gearklamp https://amzn.to/3ZrXipg
· Countersink bit https://amzn.to/3KMmNxs
· 12-inch rafter square https://amzn.to/3y1nefv
Keyhole slot jig
· Keyhole router bit https://amzn.to/3KNaVLw
· Palm router https://amzn.to/3SAEnGz
· Mini trigger clamps https://amzn.to/3ZvofZe
· Face clamp https://amzn.to/3IEqX7V
· Cordless nailer https://amzn.to/3Iwrrgc


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0:00 Thins strip cutting jig
3:55 Circular saw guide
7:14 Adjustable dado jig
12:49 Vertical cutting jig
15:44 Keyhole slot jig
19:41 More woodworking jigs


  1. Joe Bennett on May 23, 2023 at 11:32 am

    The dado jig was brilliant, and I love the thin rip jig. I can see myself building all of these… Eventually. I just inherited a rather rot stricken shed which will be my new shop!! So excited but I’ve lots of framing, sheeting, flooring, insulating, window installing… You get the picture. It’s gonna be a thing of beauty- this is what I do for a living (home improvement) so doing it for myself, for a change, is just awesome!! Keep the videos coming! Subscribed!

  2. Theo Bolt on May 23, 2023 at 11:36 am

    If I’d only knew this 40 odd years earlier. 😁 Seriously. In the jig jungle these are interesting ‘plants’ to come across. (Some one should ‘write’ the Ultimate Comprehensive ‘book’ on jigs tho).

  3. In My Opinion on May 23, 2023 at 11:37 am

    And yet another person doing a video on "jigs" and the same jigs everyone else makes … there are hundreds of these …. yawn.

  4. Liquid Rock Aquatics on May 23, 2023 at 11:39 am


  5. Joann Robinson on May 23, 2023 at 11:40 am

    Great video. Can’t wait to try these.

  6. elmonova on May 23, 2023 at 11:41 am

    Countersinks AND Pilot holes?😍🤩😄

  7. Justin Thomas on May 23, 2023 at 11:46 am

    This video is super helpful!! Thank you!!

  8. Rich Adent on May 23, 2023 at 11:47 am

    Short and to the point! I like that. Useful jigs.

  9. Jim Bryant on May 23, 2023 at 11:47 am

    I will definitely make the dado jig – very straight forward design and way easier to build than most of the other I have seen on YouTube. Thanks for sharing!

  10. Matthew Carver on May 23, 2023 at 11:48 am

    Very helpful thanks!

  11. Ameen Enterprise on May 23, 2023 at 11:48 am

    ❤ absolutely right excellent

  12. John Howe on May 23, 2023 at 11:49 am


  13. Brad Lloyd on May 23, 2023 at 11:49 am

    Excellent jigs, and as Filipe says below…, excellent video and explanation. Thank you

  14. JGV_IX on May 23, 2023 at 11:51 am

    Brilliant!! Thanks a million!

  15. ItzGuy_T on May 23, 2023 at 11:53 am

    I just recently got into woodworking/handcrafting & came across this video. Superb ideas to make things easier. You’ve gained a subscriber & Im looking forward to making things alongside you. Keep up the amazing work

  16. Alex Collins on May 23, 2023 at 11:54 am

    Very nice but only thing I found pretty funny was the making of a dado jig by having to make dados by nudging over on a table saw

  17. George Valente on May 23, 2023 at 11:55 am

    Need a jig to rip a 2 foot long 2 inch square piece in 2 to create triangular long strips.

  18. Gary Westgeest on May 23, 2023 at 11:55 am

    Marie, you are a very talented communicator. Had to laugh at the wag who wrote that you need to make a jig to produce more teachers like yourself… . Love your creative gift ideas; don’t have to sell the farm to make them either.
    Knowledge acquisition takes place when the student is relaxed. But not every teacher can create that atmosphere of ease and reassurance. You’ve got that gift. There’s a reason you’ve got over 200K subscribers.

  19. jay brunn on May 23, 2023 at 11:55 am

    I think I’ve watched this video at least 5 times… it’s jam packed full of useful info. Great video! 👏👏👏

  20. davidpal58 on May 23, 2023 at 11:56 am

    My favorite was the router jig.

  21. 976ROSS L on May 23, 2023 at 11:56 am

    If that track cut was perfect and precise. Then I’m doing it all wrong. Came away from the track, on the end cut. Couldn’t watch any more of this , after that comment.

  22. Lord White Wolf on May 23, 2023 at 11:56 am

    I have the same Bosch miter saw and notices the "hood" you built for it. Do you have plans for it? Bought your polygon plans and have built it. Working very nicely!!

  23. Smith Salifa on May 23, 2023 at 11:57 am

    super cool tip thank you.

  24. ASB Custom on May 23, 2023 at 12:02 pm

    At 2:12, please don’t ever remove your hand from a board in an active cut, also, if you feel the need to use a push stick in this instance, please place it above and behind the workpiece, not to the side where it can only force the workpiece into the blade. Luck was on your side this time, but it won’t be forever.

  25. Ameen Enterprise on May 23, 2023 at 12:03 pm

    lovely ❤ ideas 🎉 so nice MashaAllah

  26. John Armenta on May 23, 2023 at 12:03 pm

    Is it even possible for you to have a sexier voice??? I think not. Do you have a boyfriend?….. do you want one? …. asking for a friend.

    AWESOME VIDEO! – THANKS! And I subscribed.

    p.s. – Please ignore my "creepiness" up there. LOL.

  27. Scott Countryman on May 23, 2023 at 12:03 pm

    The safety 👮‍♀️ approve this jig

  28. br Platten on May 23, 2023 at 12:04 pm

    Loved all the jig’s

  29. Craig Conway on May 23, 2023 at 12:05 pm

    Circular saw guide, awesome 🙂

  30. TAG Slays on May 23, 2023 at 12:05 pm

    14:15 don’t forget a dust chamfer.

  31. Larry Fulton on May 23, 2023 at 12:08 pm

    How Clever!…Gonna do this. Router Jig right away!

  32. Michael Bradford on May 23, 2023 at 12:12 pm

    I watched this when it came out and came back to see how you did your thin piece jig and after making one I’m quite pleased, Ty so much for sharing and I enjoy all the content you put out , good job!

  33. Mike Forward on May 23, 2023 at 12:12 pm

    What a fantastic video! So clearly explained, creative, and clever.

  34. bobbg on May 23, 2023 at 12:14 pm

    Home made track saw!
    Perfectly stright and squar but a blade width short.
    The completion of this is what side of the line you put the jig. Found out the hard way a few times your mesurment has to inclued the blades thickness or not depending where you put the jig. Dont cut yourself short.

  35. Rsi Kumar Dasa on May 23, 2023 at 12:15 pm

    Great tutorial video
    Appreciate by far the best

  36. Graeme Payne on May 23, 2023 at 12:17 pm

    A group of several simple and useful jigs – thank you! Of course, I don’t have a table saw, so I will be adapting some as needed for my 45+ year old radial arm saw.

  37. Larry on May 23, 2023 at 12:18 pm

    I enjoyed the learning experience thank you.

  38. John on May 23, 2023 at 12:18 pm

    What man taught you these tricks?

  39. Dave Engstrom on May 23, 2023 at 12:19 pm

    I like that dado jig.

  40. jon 1965 on May 23, 2023 at 12:20 pm

    Really like the thin strip jig! You cut 1/8" thin strips and that cuts a slot on the back piece. If you wanted to cut say 1/4" thin strips, or multiple thickness strips, would you need to replace that back piece each time?

  41. Paul De Jesus on May 23, 2023 at 12:22 pm

    great jigs

  42. Ycaro O voador on May 23, 2023 at 12:24 pm


  43. Goerge Lucas on May 23, 2023 at 12:24 pm

    Is it me or am I hearing a guys voice, but seeing a girl doing the work,,it’s the voice talking in first person,that is throwing me ??????

  44. Matt Reeves on May 23, 2023 at 12:25 pm

    Ok she’s just showing off now lol

  45. kelly chartrand on May 23, 2023 at 12:26 pm

    I can actually use all of these. Just a thought on the key hole one, I like to run horizontal key holes for my signs because wood can be unbalanced and it’s a quick easy way to get by using one nail or screw. The jig still makes it easier!

  46. Surmoka on May 23, 2023 at 12:28 pm

    The dädø jig’s width adjustment is really a genuine idea.

  47. Caleb on May 23, 2023 at 12:29 pm

    you’re beautiful

  48. Charlie Horse on May 23, 2023 at 12:30 pm

    6:22 That’s a very light weight workbench and sliding around like that can mess up your work. It wouldn’t be hard to bolt it to the concrete. Or you could just drill a hole into the concrete, then epoxy a section of pipe into the hole (to protect the concrete hole from cracking in the future) and then you have a hole into which you could anchor almost anything, temporarily or permanently.

  49. joe branscombe on May 23, 2023 at 12:30 pm

    just found your channel and it is awesome these are some great ideas and i will for sure use some of them

  50. David Kolaga on May 23, 2023 at 12:30 pm

    Excellent presentation. Narration is to-the-point without the chatter that some videos suffer from. I am using your thin strip jig from now on and I like how you are unabashedly straightforward about making it as safe to use as possible.That blade does not care about your fingers!

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