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Making Jigs And Fixtures (The Workshop Companion)

This step-by-step pictorial manual shows how to design and build jigs for every operation in the shop, choose materials for strength and durability, and where to purchase particular hardware. Includes a special section with detailed plans and instructions for 12 jigs and fixtures. 135 photos. 165 two-color illustrations.

Series: The workshop companion

Paperback: 128 pages

Publisher: Readers Digest; Reprint edition (March 15, 1999)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0762102063

ISBN-13: 978-0762102068

Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.3 x 10.9 inches

Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces

Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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I have many books on making jigs and fixtures for shop tools. Without a doubt this is the best one I have come accross. I have made and used the fixtures in this book. They are GREAT.Not only that the book only cost $... US .... What a bargin. I have paid twice the price at other places for what I thought were good practical projects and this book beats them all. Get your hands on a copy and you won't be sorry.

For anyone new to shop work this book will be of value. If you have already been making things to get a job done (i.e. jigs, fixtures, hold downs, third hands, etc.) you are way beyond this book. The number and kinds of fixtures and jigs presented here is very limited. Among the things missing is a basic fixture for cutting tapers on a table saw.

Covered much the same as other jig books. Was looking for some insight, but this is just a re-hash. Descriptions were vague, and instructions hard to follow.

I'm a long time fan of author, Nick Engler, finding his woodworking guidance, tips and illustrations a valuable asset. Whether as a review, or for new project ideas.

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