Let the "Dean of Home Workshop Writers," R.J. DeCristoforo, show you how to make the most of your tools and your workshop. The Jigs & Fixtures Bible collects the last several years of his popular "Cris Cuts" column from the pages of Popular Woodworking magazine and supplements them with special tips, tricks and advice.
Through chapters such as "Put the Mortiser to Work" and "Know Your Band Saw," DeCristoforo provides you with a lifetime of invaluable woodworking knowledge, including:
an overview of the 10 tools that deserve a permanent place in your shop
the basics of table saw angles
the best joints for every project and material
methods for overcoming the effects of warping
three great jigs for your table saw that can cut circles and even bowls
advice for getting the best performance out of your band saw and jointer
directions for building your own band saw and table saw master jigs
professional handsaw maintenance techniques
the tricks to making useful and beautiful modular furniture
and much more!
DeCristoforo writes with a simplicity and directness that makes new concepts clear, while providing you with jigs, guides and ideas to make your work easier, safer and more accurate. You'll learn to expand your power tools' usefulness far beyond manufacturers' specifications and elevate your woodworking to the level of craftsmanship.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Great book for intermediate and beginer woodworkers. Could use some more unique jigs, most are ones shown online. Still a good book for learning what can be done.
A decent book for those wanting some ideas on the basics of jigs. There are a decent number of tips that I find valuable. Often a jig is fairly simple (it's surprising what you can do with simple setups) but there are more complex jigs discussed (such as that on the cover).
Glossy, heavy paper, but the content leaves much to be desired. Seems like the author just wanted to have a book printed and ride the coattails of his famous father. No comparison to the work done for Shopsmith, still a favorite book of mine
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