Jig for edge jointing on a table saw | Mere Mini shop project

Jig for edge jointing on a table saw | Mere Mini shop project

How to make a simple woodworking jig for edge jointing on a table saw. If you have a hard time finding toggle clamps locally, here’s an inexpensive one on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1plw5kp

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  1. Alan Freedman on December 24, 2022 at 1:21 am

    Made it today and it worked like a champ. Thanks.

  2. Erica Williams on December 24, 2022 at 1:22 am

    you did that and made it look so simple !

  3. Antoine Chebrout on December 24, 2022 at 1:24 am

    hi, could you use this jig for the height? for a butcher block. thx

  4. kaebee23 on December 24, 2022 at 1:24 am

    Thank you!

  5. Luis Ramirez on December 24, 2022 at 1:24 am

    @steve Why dont you use the jointer jig to cut both edges? Thank you!

  6. Gab Racal on December 24, 2022 at 1:25 am

    "You can also edge-join your boards with your MicroJig! Maker of the GRR-RIPPER."

  7. Jeffery Rieger on December 24, 2022 at 1:26 am

    Great video Steve!!!

  8. JCran on December 24, 2022 at 1:27 am

    Very pleased with my new jig – this worked out really well. Thanks. Your teaching style is so great

  9. jaCk Lee on December 24, 2022 at 1:28 am

    great jig!
    built this jig out of scraps i have lying around but found out the hard way that if the jig is shorter than the material i am trying to put a straight edge to is impossibly hard..
    before having to order new materials to build another slightly longer jig, wanted to ask everyone else if i am missing something?

  10. Hungry Rabbit on December 24, 2022 at 1:30 am


  11. Gimmark on December 24, 2022 at 1:30 am

    Отличный вариант! Спасибо!

  12. Ave Maria on December 24, 2022 at 1:34 am

    Is there a reason why double busting wouldn’t work? Like you do with wallpaper.

  13. mrjbLues on December 24, 2022 at 1:34 am

    Can you show how to flatted wood with table saw…the easier way..pls

  14. Paul on December 24, 2022 at 1:36 am

    Just made this today. Works perfectly and saved me from buying a bench jointer. Many thanks!

  15. BigBadStig on December 24, 2022 at 1:37 am

    Steve, I am very late to this party but I am loving all the stuff you are doing. One thing I am having issues with is getting the clamps you use in this video. When in the clamped position the handles are upwards, every single one including the ones in the link you supplied have the handle in the down flat position which means potential interaction with the fence. Yes, I will have to make the first cut board wider than the handles in the down position but the real problem is that none appear to have the grip or downward pressure that yours have. Any ideas please? BTW I am a total novice in this department.

  16. Anthony Sorensen on December 24, 2022 at 1:38 am

    Thanks for the great vid! This knowledge would take years to aquire without youtube

  17. Brandon K on December 24, 2022 at 1:41 am

    Can someone explain the use of this to me? I’m a newbie. What’s the reason you can’t just use your rip fence to run boards through for jointing?

  18. Jason McKnight on December 24, 2022 at 1:42 am

    Just made this for my new woodworking shop. Thank you Steve as you have taught me a lot!

  19. John Fale on December 24, 2022 at 1:49 am

    I purchased the toggle clamps that you highlight. Unlike the ones you use in the video that push the handle up to secure the piece, the toggle clamps from Amazon push down to secure the piece. Because the guide piece is four inches, the handles extend past the straight edge and bump the fence. I probably need to cut my top piece to 5 inches, not four. Next weekend.

  20. Restituto Cariaso on December 24, 2022 at 1:50 am

    I’m going to try to make this over the weekend.
    Why do you need two levels of straight edge plywood?

  21. slimmwillis on December 24, 2022 at 1:51 am

    What is that thing called where he’s ripping along and fence. It’s yellow and black

  22. Keith Marlowe on December 24, 2022 at 1:53 am

    I made this sled recently. The wood I am milling comes from plumbing pipe bundles and isn’t very wide, but I plan on doing wider boards as well. Here are some insights / questions. 1) Clamping out and away from the board did not work for me. I thought it had to be up against the clamp board for reference. 2) I have idea to make it adjustable, kinda like a feather board, for different width stock. Or is that over kill? Now that I re-watch it seems I did it as you demonstrate, but maybe did something differently and wrong. 3) 3/4 seems the way to go. 5) This works PERFECTLY for width. Any ideas for thickness? I pushed through my table saw with not so great results like saw marks, uneven cuts, burn marks, tripping breaker a bunch of times, etc. I have a Ryobi electric planer that I was thinking to use. Or is a bench top planer difficult to out do and worth investing?

  23. Alfonso Charles on December 24, 2022 at 1:55 am

    How long is the jointer?

  24. Matijn van der Made on December 24, 2022 at 1:56 am

    Thanks Steve, I just made one that works perfectly

  25. Kern Chappy Chapman on December 24, 2022 at 1:57 am

    That’s one mighty big straight scrap!

  26. AG on December 24, 2022 at 1:58 am

    Very beginner question. When making the first cut you know it is propped up against a straight edge but how do you know the edge you are cutting isn’t angled?

  27. JCran on December 24, 2022 at 1:58 am

    How long is that jig? 30”?

  28. Dewey Sines on December 24, 2022 at 1:59 am

    Steve I just want to say thank you. As a true beginner at woodworking your videos are not only an inspiration but a major help! I will be building this jig for a stack of pallets I just got.

  29. Peter McNichol on December 24, 2022 at 2:02 am

    I could not get two pieces of oak to join together seamlessly as there was always a slight gap in areas between the boards….multiple cuts on my table saw did not make any difference…….obviously there was a defect in the side of the board butting up to the fence and even though I flipped the board a number of times, that gap continued to be there…….made the sled today and one pass and the boards now join together seamlessly…..thanks Steve…..you’re the best on YouTube!

  30. clutch1v6 on December 24, 2022 at 2:02 am

    This literally saves $400 for an actual jointer. Seriously, Steve, you’re my favorite woodworking Youtube channel… Comedic, informative, but most importantly, STRAIGHT TO THE POINT!

  31. Jason Parisi on December 24, 2022 at 2:02 am

    If the boards have a cup/twist or bow to them, I’m assuming the first step is to flatten it?

  32. Johnny Dutcher on December 24, 2022 at 2:03 am

    Thank you so much for this awesome jig

  33. MJ C on December 24, 2022 at 2:05 am

    I’m new to wood working so I’m hoping someone can answer this question for me. Why wouldn’t I just rip both sides of the board against the Rip fence?

  34. David Pickles on December 24, 2022 at 2:05 am

    Lowe’s still doesn’t carry the toggle clamps. Had to order the ones in the description from Amazon.

  35. DE on December 24, 2022 at 2:06 am

    Can someone explain why the thinner play wood can’t extend over the thicker one?

  36. KEG JAR on December 24, 2022 at 2:06 am

    Hi Ramsey I’m trying this method but my cuts are not coming straight. Like slightly slanted. I checked blade with square and its 90 degrees. I even attached a rail for the ryobi ten inch table saw. Any recommendations? Thanks

  37. Phoebe Cat on December 24, 2022 at 2:07 am

    Wouldn’t it work just as well with only one piece of plywood for the base? Why does it need two?

  38. Kevin Kelley on December 24, 2022 at 2:08 am

    Brain Cramp Time…
    I’m having a hard time understanding the point of this jig. I know the answer is very simple, which makes it all the more frustrating that I can’t figure it out.
    So the idea is to avoid buying a costly, bulky jointer by creating a simple jig that will create 2 perfectly parallel edges using a table saw. I’ve seen several YouTube videos on this, and they all place the board on the jig with no concern for it being parallel to the long part of the jig or perpendicular to the front edge. You make a pass on the exposed edge, then remove the jig and make a second pass with the freshly cut edge against the fence. I see how that makes perfectly parallel edges. But what I don’t understand is why you can’t simply make both passes with the board pressed against the fence. Why is the jig necessary? Using the fence would result in 2 parallel edges, right? They won’t necessarily result in edges that are perfectly perpendicular to the end of the board. But the jointer jig doesn’t address that either! Or does it? So confused.

  39. Moran Guy on December 24, 2022 at 2:10 am

    Hi Steve or everyone that can help. why do I need to use this jig for edge jointing and not using just the fence ? actually I tried to use the fence but both pieces of wood not joining nice and there are gaps along the edges. if the fence is parallel and square to the saw blade why I’m not able to use it without any jig? can someone explain me the logic here ?

  40. Ian Simpson on December 24, 2022 at 2:11 am

    The simpler, the better. Thanks very much.

  41. mae2759 on December 24, 2022 at 2:12 am

    What do you do for really long boards like 6 or 8 feet?

  42. Kyle Hamon on December 24, 2022 at 2:13 am

    For this to work do you need to start off with a piece that’s already flush?

  43. 39th Street Slim on December 24, 2022 at 2:14 am

    I’m pretty new to wood working and I’ve tried this not once but twice and my boards just aren’t coming out flush. I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong.

  44. para9111 on December 24, 2022 at 2:14 am

    Brilliant! And really easy to build.Thank you.

  45. kleraudio on December 24, 2022 at 2:15 am

    How come the edge where the clamps go wasn’t squared up after gluing and screwing? Because it’s a factory edge and even if it’s not perfectly parallel with the bottom board the cut will still be straight?

  46. Michael Gibney on December 24, 2022 at 2:16 am

    What tools are you using to move the boards while sawing them ?

  47. Chad Z on December 24, 2022 at 2:17 am

    By far the simplest video for this. Thank you.

  48. aalever on December 24, 2022 at 2:17 am

    Just to check my understanding – the point of this jig is that it will create a straight edge even when the other edge is not straight, right? Related question – are you more likely to get tear offs on the underside because the underside is not supported (which would be another reason why you’d cut the length to more than is needed)?

  49. Şahane bilgiler on December 24, 2022 at 2:17 am

    thank you. be happy. very nice.

  50. S McG on December 24, 2022 at 2:19 am

    Thank you sooooo much for sharing this cool jig!!! It rescued my table top project as I couldn’t figure out how to make a straight edge on store bought lumber. This is awesome 🙂