The big problem in a one-man shop is there’s only two hands and one back. And that one back gets tired after years of lugging sheets of plywood around).particleboard).
Drill presses are designed mostly for metalworking. Dress yours up with this table - we give you all the project plans - and you'll find it indispensable for woodworking, too.
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.
Plastic sawhorses are OK in a pinch. However, once you build a sawbench you will wonder how you ever worked wood without it.