Jigs and Shop Accessories
Simple, shop made jigs can be some of the most useful. A well made jig can improve accuracy, safety and repeatability, while others are used for specific joinery. This course will look at some common jigs for the shop, including auxiliary sleds and fences for the table saw, pattern making and jigs for the router table as well as hand tool accessories. Students will learn how to build accurate sleds and other accessories for their home shop or use the examples as a reference for future jig making. Students will be able to make some jigs during the course; others will need to be completed in their home shop to fit their specific equipment. This course is focused on those who have previous woodworking experience or have taken wood courses at OCAC before. Introductory topics will not be covered. Students will purchase materials as needed following the first class.
Prerequisite: Previous OCAC wood course preferred, or previous/recent fine woodworking experience (other wood courses, hope shop, etc).