99% of Beginners Don't Know About this Woodworking Trick!

99% of Beginners Don't Know About this Woodworking Trick!

I’ll show you how to edge joint boards without a jointer. This works great if you are making table tops and you need the boards to line up perfectly without gaps. This video is not sponsored. Some product links are Amazon and other affiliate links which means if you buy something we’ll receive a small commission. This helps support my channel so I can continue to make content like this.

*Videos To Watch Next*
How to build a CrossCut Sled – https://youtu.be/YbMUc4wVjpE
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Microjig Matchfit Dovetail Clamps – https://amzn.to/3iy26cE
Microjig MatchFit Dovetail Bit – https://amzn.to/3GxIjlS
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Matchfit Dovetail Bit – https://lddy.no/1ejbl
Framing Square Fence – https://lddy.no/1ej5h
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Festool Miter Saw – https://amzn.to/3X2AX0I
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0:00 Woodworking Trick that Saves Hundreds
0:43 Building a Jointing Jig for Woodworking
1:08 Routing Dovetails in Wood
3:46 Jointing Boards without a Jointer
4:47 DIY Tapering Jig for Woodworking
5:09 High fence for a table saw
5:33 Jointing Boards on a Table Saw
6:11 Using a Jobsite Table Saw to Joint boards
6:51 DIY Clamping Jig for a Workbench

50 Comments

  1. Mark Hastings on August 29, 2023 at 6:37 pm

    I made something like this. Instead of routing grooves for clamps, I just attached some toggle clamps to the board. It worked perfect for what I was doing.

  2. ranger5309 on August 29, 2023 at 6:38 pm

    I love this channel. Very cool ideas! πŸ˜ƒ

  3. L.g Lucid on August 29, 2023 at 6:38 pm

    Linka to "micro jig" would be good too…

  4. Enoch Page on August 29, 2023 at 6:40 pm

    Thanks for this. Now I can plane boards too without the machine cost. By the way, please tell me what brand and model of miter saw you used there.

  5. Ronald Rocheleau on August 29, 2023 at 6:41 pm

    Thats awesome

  6. COASTGUARD D.S.A.S on August 29, 2023 at 6:42 pm

    Thank you bro

  7. Ron Evans on August 29, 2023 at 6:43 pm

    How wide is your grooves on top?, and will a regular dovetail work? I’ve cut a 5/16” groove first.

  8. Dwayne Britton on August 29, 2023 at 6:45 pm

    I get so tired of hearing you call perfectly good wood of any kind "Scrap" I only call wood "Scrap" if it’s only good for the burn pile. Lowe’s and Home Depot make what you call "Scrap" and make a lot of money selling it!

  9. Stephen Moore on August 29, 2023 at 6:45 pm

    My first attept at cutting with a dovetail. I have the Dewalt DW 6184. Initial test cut, plywood, against the grain, speed setting 4. The router struggled which surprised me. So, my text test cut, still against the grain, up ran the speed all the way up to 6 (max). Seem to cut better, but near the end it was difficult to push thru & it struggled again. i read where someone recommended using a 1/4 in straight bit for the first cut, then come back with the dovetail. That helped but near the end, again, it was a bit hard to push through. In each try, it wasn’t the cord. I was going L to R. I didn’t purchased the bit he is using on this video. Mine is the Bosch Precision Pro (Lowes). About half the price of the one in the video. Any suggestions?

  10. ADRIAN ZAMORA on August 29, 2023 at 6:48 pm

    Can I use T Track instead of the micro jig?

  11. Max Gallegos on August 29, 2023 at 6:49 pm

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  12. chesshooligan 1 on August 29, 2023 at 6:51 pm

    You’ve just saved me quite a bit of money that I was going to spend on a jointer/thicknesser, and you’ve saved me some space in my small house as well. I think I’ll use some of the money saved to buy some aluminium T-tracks and put them on the sled. They should be more durable than the plywood grooves.

  13. A6 on August 29, 2023 at 6:53 pm

    0:13 bold of you to assume I have 3/4" scrap laying around πŸ˜‚ #makeplywoodcheapagain

  14. Vadim Izumov on August 29, 2023 at 6:53 pm

    Hi from Jerusalem ! You did real nice work thank you

  15. Mark LaForest on August 29, 2023 at 6:54 pm

    When you ate making the dove tail grooves could you stop and not go all the way through to the squared side? That way your clamp will not hit the saw blade? Also if you look at their website you can remove the screw and reverse the postion of the clamp so the dove tail of the clamp is facing away from blade.

  16. BoilersRock on August 29, 2023 at 6:55 pm

    Holy smokes, 4:47 is EXACTLY what I’ve been looking for so that I can cut risers for a simple wheelchair ramp. I can get really close cutting by hand with a circular saw, but a jig makes this quick and on the money.

  17. Uncle Richard on August 29, 2023 at 6:55 pm

    99% of creators don’t know how worn out this title is.

  18. Embrace the Question on August 29, 2023 at 6:56 pm

    Digging the shirt man!

  19. FLFBS PhatBoy Blue on August 29, 2023 at 6:58 pm

    All I use is a thick aluminum edge guide and some double sided tape. Works great for me.

  20. Barbara Browne on August 29, 2023 at 6:59 pm

    Can you have a blade guard with this setup? I’m sort of new at woodworking and need a blade guard, for the jointer jig.

  21. Gary Riding on August 29, 2023 at 7:01 pm

    Wow, sir you are really good you are one podcaster I’m going to search your stuff

  22. PBWC on August 29, 2023 at 7:04 pm

    1:28 Damn, I think a lot of us use those same masks. I have 2 of them.

  23. Thomas Hendrikx on August 29, 2023 at 7:06 pm

    As an amateur it took me some to realize that rounding corners with a router was possible – I just thought everyone used loads of sanding paper and did it manually haha

  24. Ken Shall on August 29, 2023 at 7:06 pm

    What are the two long tracks 2" in used for? Just another clamping option?

  25. Unregulated Beef on August 29, 2023 at 7:06 pm

    can i use a 3/8 keyhole instead of a dovetail?

  26. Be Better on August 29, 2023 at 7:07 pm

    Damn awesome video mate

  27. Living My Best Life on August 29, 2023 at 7:08 pm

    Lol at πŸ‡¨πŸ‡¦$80 a sheet there is no such thing as a scrap piece of plywood πŸ˜‚

  28. Tom & Becky MacFarlane on August 29, 2023 at 7:08 pm

    Oops, I guess I shouldn’t have bought that Jointer. Nah, I’d rather have it rather than another jig.

  29. Poshypaws on August 29, 2023 at 7:09 pm

    Another specialist wanting to join the "Stain-the-wood" club. USE A BLADE GUARD!!!

  30. PBWC on August 29, 2023 at 7:11 pm

    I need to do this

  31. Steve Whitt on August 29, 2023 at 7:12 pm

    I believe you could make a clock out of wood

  32. Jex Martinez on August 29, 2023 at 7:12 pm

    This is the best video ever. You are amazing

  33. Satsujiki on August 29, 2023 at 7:12 pm

    I think it could also serve as a planer sled as well! You could just put shims and use it to plane the face as well. This really does sounds perfect

  34. David Letz on August 29, 2023 at 7:12 pm

    Wow, your channel has grown! I was subscribed before COVID but stopped woodworking primarily due to back/neck issues shortly thereafter. About the time I quit, you had made the decision to go "all in" on your channel. I am happy to see you with 437,000+ subscribers. I am thinking of gently coming back to woodworking. I’ll be back. 😁

  35. TR Stock on August 29, 2023 at 7:15 pm

    One thing I saw on another video, glue a piece of wood for the miter track first, then use that as a guide to rip down the jig on the table saw , and that will line up the miter track parallel to the jig.

  36. Joshua Alistair on August 29, 2023 at 7:16 pm

    This was an awesome video! Thanks!

  37. Mick D on August 29, 2023 at 7:16 pm

    ..king brilliant, mate, so’s the dovetail clamp idea . . . I’m in your debt.

  38. A. T. on August 29, 2023 at 7:17 pm

    What did you use to attach your track saw guides to your garage door?

  39. Charlie Calzadilla on August 29, 2023 at 7:18 pm

    I made one but then it warped. How do you keep it from warping?

  40. LumberjackofSouls on August 29, 2023 at 7:20 pm

    What is the best table saw blade for jointing?

  41. Dan Birch on August 29, 2023 at 7:22 pm

    Excellent! You just cost me some $$$:)

  42. ranger5309 on August 29, 2023 at 7:23 pm

    You can glue really small pieces of wood into the dovetail edges , to keep the clamp from sticking past the edge, that way you don’t cut into the clamp. Or set off the cartridge on the SawStop.

  43. scott b on August 29, 2023 at 7:24 pm

    You say (4:37) that the straight edge goes against the saw and the chamfer end goes against the fence. I thought the straight edge was the guide that goes against the fence. What am I missing?

  44. Jose Centeno on August 29, 2023 at 7:26 pm

    Amazing

  45. Justin Thomas on August 29, 2023 at 7:28 pm

    Really diggin ur videos. I’ve built a couple of your tool carts and love em. I wanna build one of these next.

  46. A B on August 29, 2023 at 7:28 pm

    We need to stop misleading beginning woodworkers into believing that jointing only involves the edges of wood. Jointing always starts with a flat face on one side of the wood. At least, the discussion of a flat face. Once a flat face has been created, then and only then, can we joint an edge. Jointing a face requires the tool you say ‘don’t use’, the jointer. Sure, you can use the planer for the task, but it’s much easier to have a 10 inch Wahuda jointer to do the job. Please don’t mislead the beginners.

  47. 731 Woodworks on August 29, 2023 at 7:31 pm

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    πŸŽ₯ Watch Next – How to build a Safer Cross Cut Sled – https://youtu.be/YbMUc4wVjpE
    πŸ›  Tools In This Video:
    Matchfit Dovetail Clamps – https://amzn.to/3iy26cE
    MatchFit Dovetail Bit – https://amzn.to/3GxIjlS
    (Better deal) Matchfit clamps, bit and extra hardware https://amzn.to/3k8BI9T
    Router Set Up Blocks – https://amzn.to/3GUFWuH
    Router I Used – https://imp.i284638.net/doXNoW
    Chamfer Bit – https://amzn.to/3GX0WRn
    DFM Small Square – https://amzn.to/3IPzrui
    Paste Wax (if you don’t use Outlaw’s Board Butter) – https://amzn.to/3ivEAx9

    Tools in this video buy from TayTools (small family owned business)
    If you buy Matchfit from TayTools (UseCode 731MICROJIG10 to save 10% Off)
    Matchfit Dovetail Clamps – https://lddy.no/1ejbk
    Matchfit Dovetail Bit – https://lddy.no/1ejbl
    Framing Square Fence – https://lddy.no/1ej5h
    Outlaw’s Board Butter (buy 3 or more and you get free shipping) – https://www.731woodworks.com/store/boardbutter

    Other Tools I Use:
    DeWALT Table Saw – https://amzn.to/3kebWkk
    Festool Miter Saw – https://amzn.to/3X2AX0I
    SawStop Table Saw – https://amzn.to/3ZrkDbf
    Table Saw Blade I Use – https://amzn.to/3vWo5gw
    Sander – https://amzn.to/3XqRcEG
    Dust Extractor – https://amzn.to/3CH4JQx

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  48. Jonathan Cao on August 29, 2023 at 7:34 pm

    The dovetail clamps are a bit too expensive for me, are there cheaper options?

  49. G Williams on August 29, 2023 at 7:34 pm

    Thanks, this is awesome, and the video explained everyrhing very clearly. Really like the quick presentation, and lack of fluff

  50. LCARLOSMD on August 29, 2023 at 7:35 pm

    Sencillamente genial!!! Gracias por compartirlo πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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