The bandsaw is already an incredibly versatile tool, allowing you to make cuts no other machine in a shop can do. From sawing logs to doing joinery to cutting fine details, a bandsaw can do it all, and more.
You can take your bandsaw even further by building and learning to use a few simple shop-made jigs. And video class is a great way to learn how to make and use several helpful jigs.
The jigs will make your bandsaw easier and safer to use, and allow you to make cuts you couldn’t make without them.
In this class, George Vondriska will first show you how each jig is used. This includes any set-up information you need to know in order for the jig to work properly on your bandsaw. Once you’ve seen how the jig works, George will show you, step-by-step, how to build the jig. Any specialized hardware required for the jigs is called out in the Class Resource document that you get with the class.
In cases where you need specific dimensions from your machine in order to accurately build the jig, we’ll show you what measurements to take, and how to apply them to the jig.
You’ll learn to use and build five great bandsaw jigs;
- Dovetails: Allows you to cut through dovetails of any spacing you want
- Log sled: Use for cutting logs into lumber for you shop
- Miter gauge resaw: A dirt simple way to make a fence with drift compensation
- Single point resaw: Use this jig to resaw without doing drift compensation
- Circle jig: Cut perfect circles, every time, with this jig. Adjust it for any diameter you need
In addition to the detailed video instruction you’ll receive, this Class provides you with some downloadable resources and helpful information to print and keep, including a detailed Class Guide you can follow and use as a reminder for the key points of the class instruction and Class Resource document that will give you added information on the jigs you’ll see in the Class.
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