Projects

3 Classic Vises made with Pipe Clamps

3 Classic Vises made with Pipe Clamps Increase your bench’s versatility on a budget. By Chad Stanton As a professional woodworker, leaving the comfort of my shop to work on a jobsite is part of the routine. I always take along a portable bench that’s equipped with three inexpensive vises made with pipe clamps....

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Trophy Coffee Table

Trophy Coffee Table Stunning Beauty Right from the Tree By Dave Munkittrick Big planks of wood with natural bark edges make my heart race. Most woodworkers share a desire to build something from a single, thick plank of wood. After 20 years of building custom cabinets and furniture, I finally got my chance. The...

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AW Extra 1/30/14 – Tablesaw Tenoning Jig

Tablesaw Tenoning Jig A precision joint-making tool for less than $30. By Frank Gregg A tablesaw tenoning jig is an essential tool for most woodworkers. But commercial units cost $100 and up, and shop-made jigs that I’ve tried, all riding on the fence somehow, were unstable and hard to adjust. So I devised this...

Stickley-Style Plate Rack

Stickley-Style Plate Rack Beautify your bungalow with an American classic. By Garrett Glaser Whether it displays everyday china or an heirloom collection, this handsome plate rack does the job with Arts and Craft s style. Like original pieces of that era, this rack features mortise and tenon construction, stepped joints and other subtle design...

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12 Drawer Dresser

12 Drawer Dresser A master craftsman’s method for making perfectly spaced drawers. By Bruce Kieffer I made this dresser for a client whose father designed and built similar furniture back in the 1950s. Its grid system is very modern looking, but getting all the spacing just right requires an old-fashioned, methodical approach to ensure...

AW Extra 12/5/13 – Curly Maple Desk

Curly Maple Desk Shop made veneer panels guarantees perfect grain match. By Bruce Kieffer I’ve built a lot of desks over the years, but this one is may favorite. The uncomplicated design really helps the book-matched curly-maple panels stand out. All the panels were veneered in my shop except the top, which was custom...

AW Extra 11/21/13 – Flammables Cabinet

Flammables Cabinet Keep your shop and family safe! Have you got finishing supplies scattered all over your shop? Concerned that they’re a fire hazard? Organize them into this cabinet built out of one sheet of plywood and you’ll sleep better at night. The basic purpose of a flammables storage cabinet might come as a...

AW Extra 11/14/13 – Portable Food Safe

Portable Food Safe This safe features two sliding doors and two removable trays. By Randy Johnson No more smashed frosting, cracked crusts or capsized casseroles.You can take your culinary creations anywhere with this portable food safe.You can adapt the design to accommodate two pie plates, a deep casserole dish or a 9 in. by...