Build a Woodworking Jig for Right Angle Assembly.
If you build a woodworking jig to help keep your pieces in place when connecting right angles, you will find woodworking much more fun!!!!
This woodworking jig was made using 3 pieces of scrap plywood, and took less than 15 minutes to complete.
It saved me more than 15 minutes when assembling my first project with it.
Use Square to Mark a Right Angle Corner.
I used the largest piece for the base of the jig, and marked where I wanted the outside of the side pieces to go.
NOTE: I left a couple of inches on the outside so I could securely clamp the jig to my work table. Those clamps would then not be in the way when I was clamping my project together.
Cut the Side Pieces for the Jig.
I made my side pieces 3" high. I made them as long as the space I had on the base. There is no right or wrong on the dimensions - just use whatever you have available.
NOTE: I did not butt the two sides together, but left room at the corner so I could put clamps there, if needed.
Next I drilled pocket holes so I could attach the side pieces to the base.
Attach Sides to Base.
Next I attached the sides to the base by driving the pocket hole screws.
NOTE: It is important that the two side pieces are exactly at right angles to each other as shown in this photo.
I attached the first side piece along the line I had drawn earlier. BUT I attached the second side so that it was completely square with the first piece!!! Ignoring the marked line!
Align Your Pieces in the Assembly Jig.
Place your pieces in the assembly jig. Simply clamp in place.
Then Drive Your Pocket Hole Screws.
Your joint comes out square and perfectly aligned!!
And you feel great about your project when completed!!!
I Use My Kreg Jig K5 All the Time!
My Kreg jig is on my work table and ready to use as another project idea strikes, just like this assembly jig did!!!
This is a "must have" tool for the beginner woodworker! With it your projects will not look like they were made by a beginner!!!
You can get one at your local big box store or click on the ad to buy one from Amazon.
Learn More About Woodworking Jigs.
Whole books have been published about woodworking jigs! But you can learn more about how to use simple ones by clicking here or on the photo.