Furniture maker and Luthier, Andrew Gibson has been woodworking since the age of 9. After graduating with a degree In History, Andrew has worked in most areas of woodworking.
Jigs are the key to making safe and accurate cuts at the tablesaw and router table.
In this week-long class, we will design and build six different jigs and discuss the theory and use of each.
While most know that having a variety of jigs available is important, many struggle to design and make jigs for themselves. Commercially available options tend to be expensive and over-engineered. Some of the jigs we’ll make in class include:
Single Runner Crosscut Sled (16” x 24”) (for parts 12” and narrower)(90* and 45* cuts)
Tall Fence/Tenoning Jig (for vertical cuts)
Spline Cutting Jig (for boxes and frames)
Miter Sled (for picture frame mitres)
L-Fence (rabbeting, tensioning, flush cutting and template cutting at the tables)
Coping Sled (for end cuts and small parts at the router table)
Students should be capable of standing and working at the tablesaw and router table. This class is intended for beginner and intermediate woodworkers. Students should own a tablesaw.
You do not need to bring any tools. However, this class is intended for students who own a table saw. Knowing the brand and model of your saw is helpful, as well as the spacing of the mitre slots.
Please bring a notebook for taking notes.
Note: The final fitting of some jigs will need to be completed by student one back in their own shop. We will discuss in detail how to fit and fine-tune each jig and even tune the tablesaw itself.
Workshop Days: Monday to Friday Instruction Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm School Opens: 8:30am – 5:00pm