Author: Graham Blackburn
Published by: Popular Woodworking Books
Unplugged woodworking aka using mostly hand tools for joinery is a growing preference for many woodworkers, especially part-timers who value some peace and quiet.
Even though you may be happy to slow the process down and work in your own meditative cone of relative silence, you still might need to speed things up sometimes.
That’s where this book comes in. Jigs and fixtures are all about safety, accuracy, speed and repeatability. In fact all of that can apply even if you’re only making one-of.
This book shows you how to make a variety of workshop aids for holding, measuring and marking, sawing, planing, joining, drilling, sharpening, and assembly and finishing.
The format is a series of descriptions accompanied not by photographs but by hand-drawn illustrations (also by the author) as well as diagrams that have imperial measurements.
There’s a huge number of jigs to make in this virtual compendium. You might not want all of them, but some of them you’ll kick yourself for not having made sooner. A good project book for beginners who want to make useful things from the outset.
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