I can’t say for certain yet but it looks like Leigh Jigs may have come up with a Gifkins buster.Today is only Boxing day but when I was presented with this jig for Xmas I was extremely pleased although I must admit that I was not necessarily surprised as Chris had asked me what I wanted the fat guy to bring I pointed this out & she sent me off to Carba tec to buy it. I have been wanting a Gifkins Finger Joint Jig for some time now but I have been put off by the price and to a lesser extent the limitations of the Jigs available. This Leigh jig does both Dovetail and Finger joints in a number of different sizes and pitches. it can also be used as a bench jig or a router table jig.Rather than having to explain, I will simply say that if you more info on this item go to: (The price is right too!)26/12/2011
Mike John has just sent me this webaddress (http://www.microjig.com/) and suggested that I have a look at it. I have done so and while I admit that I have been aware of this Microjig product for a while now I am very impressed with the setout and content of the Microjig site. The videos and explanations are first class and demonstrate one of the best safety appliances available for use with the table saw. I always think back to a tagline that I saw on the Woodworkers Forum when referring to a table saw blade ........... “Anything with teeth that big must eat meat!”This product seems to cover that problem quite well and also seems to be a great hold down tool for accurate cuts. Click on the image at left for more on the device or click on the image at right to go to the Australian supplier.
Barrell hinges are without a doubt of the neatest hinges that can be used on small boxes but this can be a bloody nuisance if you don’t get it right the first time. Click on the Graphic at left to go to a Blog edited by Kent Shepherd who has put up a great article showing the best way to do it right the first time.