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.
Plastic sawhorses are OK in a pinch. However, once you build a sawbench you will wonder how you ever worked wood without it.
This simple afternoon project is perfect for handsawing, holding doors for planing, organizing tools and giving you a leg up.