Complete Illustrated Guide to Jigs & Fixtures
by Sandor Nagyszalanczy

235 x 275mm

Published by The Taunton Press, Connecticut, USA.


ISBN 978-1-63186-084-3

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This step-by-step pictorial reference covers the wide range of woodshop jigs and fixtures you can build, from fences to stops and indexes. Organized for quick access, this book makes it easy to find exactly the information you are looking for. Over 850 photos and drawings illustrate how to build jigs for machines, portable power tools, and hand tools, as well as jigs for marking and layout, and devices to improve workshop safety.

About the Author: Sandor Nagyszalanczy of Bonny Doon, California, is a professional furniture designer, freelance writer, photographer, and tool consultant. A custom furniture builder for over twenty-five years, he has also been a senior editor of Fine Woodworking magazine. Nagyszalanczy has authored and photographed,nine books also published by The Taunton Press, including Woodshop Dust Control, Power Tools, The Art of Fine Tools, Setting Up Shop, and Tools Rare and Ingenious. He is a four-time winner of the Golden Hammer award for excellence in home and workshop writing.

Photos & Illustrations: Colour

Units of Measurement: Imperial


About Your Safety
How to Use this Book

Part One: Design and Materials

Section 1: Function and Design
- Why Use Jigs?
- The Functional Approach
- Customising Jigs

Section 2: Materials and Hardware
- Selecting Materials
- High-Friction Materials
- Fasteners
- Taper Pins
- Tracks and Guide Bars
- Other Jig Hardware

Section 3: Tools and Techniques
- Jig-Building Tools
- Joinery
- Gluing up
- Finishing

Part Two: Woodworking Jigs

Section 4: Marking and Setup Jigs
- Marking Gauges
- Layout Jigs
- Templates
- Machine Setup Jigs

Section 5: Fences and Guides
- Parallel Fences
- Auxiliary Fences
- Short Fences
- Angled Fences
- Curved Fences
- Dowel Guides

Section 6: Sliding and Pivoting Jigs
- Miter Slot Guided
- Miter Gauge Jigs
- Fence Guided
- Table Guided
- Pivoting Jigs

Section 7: Jig Tables
- Tilt Tables
- Extension Tables
- Power Tool Tables

Section 8: Jigs for Portable Tools
- Fences and Guides
- Router Jigs
- Router Bases
- Hand Tool Guides

Section 9: Templates
- Shaping
- Joinery
- Drilling
- Sawing and Sanding

Part Three: Woodworking Fixtures

Section 10: Stops and Indexes
- End Stops
- Travel Stops
- Index Devices

Section 11: Clamping and Alignment
- Alignment Devices
- Simple Clamps
- Production Clamps

Section 12: Fixtures
- Part Holding
- Assembly Fixtures
- Bending and Lamination

Part Four: Safety and Dust Control

Section 13: Safety Devices
- Hold-Downs
- Blade and Cutter Guards

Section 14: Dust Control for jigs
- Jig Dust Collection
- Power Tool Pickups