Adding dovetail keys to a small box is one way to strengthen the corners And with this unique jig its easy to rout the

Dovetail Key Jig

Uilding simple boxes, like the one used for die router bit storage project featured on page 28, is rather straightforward. Make the sides, miter the ends, and glue the pieces together. But sometimes mitered joints need reinforcement. So I add dovetail keys at the corners, JIG. In the past, I'd rout the slots for these keys on the router table. But Bernie Noe of Seattle, Washington, sent in an idea that uses a hand-held router. We took that idea and designed a jig that clamps to the side of a...

Magnetic Band Saw Fence

Magnetic Saw Guide

Esawing lumber on a band saw usually requires clamping and unclamping the fence several limes to to get it in the right position. But tiiafs not a problem with die fence sent in by Bradley Snyder, of Sierra Vista, Arizona. It doesn't require clamps to hold it in place. That's because at the heart of his jig is a pair of magnets available at most hardware stores , see page 35. They securely hold the fence anywhere you set it on the band saw table. jig parts. Besides the magnets, the jig consists...