The idea of making jigs and fixtures for the tablesaw is always one that creates a lot of debate. Some people insist that they are not worth it and “just do it by hand” while other people love coming up with intricate fixtures that do a specific job really well. Bob’s approach is somewhere in the middle- will the jig be useful enough to be used over & over again and is it better than one that can be easily purchased? This class is Not a beginning tablesaw class. Participants must have some working experience with Tablesaws & routers. Note: because of the design of the jigs for the table saw you must have a table saw with a Biessemeyer type fence. Bench top, "Job site" saws and the old Delta Unisaw fence will not work with these jigs. Please specify tablesaw you have when registering for this class. If you have any questions please contact Bob Van Dyke directly at email@example.com
In this 3 day hands-on class participants will make several different jigs & fixtures for their tablesaw, all of which will become staple tools in their shop.
These include a cross cut sled, a taper jig and a dovetail sled. One of the most important jigs we make is the “straddle the fence” fixture and the “high tech” L fence to go with it. .
Any extra time during the class will be devoted to making a series of small fixtures for the tablesaw: drop stops, sliding stops and zero clearance inserts. Throughout the weekend we will take time to demonstrate the many techniques possible with these tablesaw jigs & fixtures.
This is a class designed for people with solid experience on the tablesaw who can appreciate the value & importance of the jigs & fixtures you will be making. Be warned- you will go home with a full vehicle!!
Tuition: $565.00 plus materials ($159.00 plus tax)