I’m always looking for ways to increase my productivity in woodworking projects by cutting out the time consuming «gotta be a better way» tasks. Marking out screw holes with a tape measure and pencil is time consuming and prone to the occasional mislocation. The 2 jigs I’ll show you how to make will allow you to layout screw hole locations 40% faster over the old way. These jigs provide a consistent and repeatable method for your 2×4 joinery… providing you with that «better way.»

These drill jigs are simple to make using small scrap wood you may have lying around, wood glue and a few tools. The impact on your productivity will be evident once you have these around your shop. The concept is definitely scalable to other dimensioned lumber.

In this instructable I will show you how to make 2 jigs and how to use them.

  • Corner Butt Joint Marking Jig
  • Mid Board Marking Jig with 2×4 centerline marking feature

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