Danny Hellyar's Sliding Board Jack was named the top winning jig
Check Out the Winners in our Jig Design Contest
38 entries were submitted to our Shop Jig Design Contest that ended Feb. 15, 2013. We
were extremely impressed by the creativity, uniqueness and ingenuity evident in many of the clever designs
shared by these exceptional woodworkers.
Selecting the winners based on creativity, function and clarity of design proved so challenging
that a 4th place was added beyond the 1st, 2nd and 3rd places originally announced, plus multiple entries were
chosen as 2nd, 3rd and 4th place winners. In all, 15 prizes are being awarded.
At left is the 1st place winning jig design, Danny Hellyar's Sliding Board Jack. Interestingly of all the jigs submitted
that assist in accurately cutting or milling wood, this was the only one intended for use with hand tools. All the others
are used either to hold workpieces being applied to power tools, or to serve as assembly presses.
Click on the image above or any of the ones below to see more photos of each winning entry. Once there you can click on any photo to see
the image full-size. You may also click here to see all of the entries in the order they were submitted.
Our sincere thanks to all who participated for taking the time to share your design ideas. We hope it will help inspire
more of us to take advantage of how useful toggle clamps are to enhance our woodworking accuracy and safety.