New stands for our benchtop power tools are on my “to do” list, but I’m still waiting for the 2×4 material to come to equilibrium with our shop environment. In the meantime, I’m forging ahead on another project, a cabinet that will go below the windows where my current bench is. My style of...
I’ve spent the last couple weeks working out the details for several projects to improve our shop here at the magazine. It’s a nice space, but like many wood shops, quick fixes tend to become permanent fixtures. There are a number of areas we’d like to make more convenient, and we have several machines...
This 18th century English tool chest is one of the more interesting mysteries in the history of woodworking. It survived with almost all its tools intact -- a major feat indeed.
After a lot of figuring I came up with a simple plan: Build a bench for less than $175.
Make your own router table for less than $50 by using these woodworking drawings and techniques. This one is easy to make and store.
Cut long lengths of lumber to rough size without four sawhorses or a helper.
With just 24 hours of working time and $180 to spend, you can build this rock-solid bench.
Your table saw is a router table and jointer just waiting to happen. Replace one of the saw's wings (or adapt your existing table board) to hold a router table insert, and you're in business.
This clever rolling stand allows you to make dead-on crosscuts, and then it folds up when not in use. Plus, you need only two sheets of plywood to build it.