I’m on Pinterest a lot (click the “Pinterest” button on the right to see my boards). One of my boards is called “Shop Jigs” it is a collection of jigs and the sort that I like and hopefully will one day make for my shop. Well this weekend I finally got around to making what may be the most versatile. It’s a right angle jig that can be used as a fence, saw/router guide. brace, support, clamp, etc. It’s super simple to make and only takes about an hour (or less). You’ll need about a 2′ x 2′ square of 3/4″ Plywood (or similar), an accurate saw, and some screws (I used Pocket hole joints, but it’s not necessary). You’ll want to cut a piece 6″x24″ and another 5 1/4″ x 24. When you butt these together it will be 6″ from corner to corner. With your remaining scrap you’ll cut two braces to size with 45 degree miters and place them about 5″ inset from the edge. Then screw it all together. If needed you can use paper or cardstock to shim the braces to get a perfect 90 degree angle.
The idea for this jig comes from The Woodworker’s Edge . This is a blog that I’ve found is full of good stuff for the woodworker. Follow this blog (and mine too) if you’re a fellow woodworker. Below is a Youtube video of me making this jig. Subscribe to my Youtube Channel for all of my videos.