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Speed-Square Assembly

I found yet another use for my trusty speed squares. Just clamp one or two of them inside the corners of a cabinet when you’re gluing it up. This guarantees that the corners will be square.  [...]

Long Tool Rest

For turning spindles, there’s nothing like having a  really long tool rest. You never have to move it! I made my own with parts from the hardware store. This rest is just a length of square steel [...]

Precision Drill Press Table

For accurate drilling, build an engineered table. Did you know that most drill press tables are made for metalworking? Woodworkers need a better table: it should have a broad surface, an easily [...]

Kick the Can

Kick the Can When I was a boy, my dad taught me a great way to re-seal a can of stain. He would place the open can on the floor with the loose lid in position on the can, …

Dream Dado Set for Contractors Saws

Tool: Dadonator Jr. – 6″ Stacked Dado Saw Blade Set Buy Now Manufacturer: Infinity Tools MSRP: $209.90 Every woodworker deserves a good dado set, but if you own a portable saw or [...]

Simple Saw Safety

Tool: MJ Splitter SteelPRO [Buy Now]  Manufacturer: Microjig MSRP: $39.95 Every tablesaw used to come with a splitter—a tall, thin piece of steel positioned behind the blade. By holding the kerf [...]

Magnetic Helping Hands

The thought of emptying my dust collector’s plastic bag used to make me cringe. Many times I’d go through my entire repertoire of colorful language two or three times, and that darn bag still [...]

Turned Wine Goblet

Sharpen your end-grain hollowing skills. Drinking from a wooden Goblet is a unique experience, because its weight and feel is distinct from goblets made of other materials. But is it practical? [...]

A Better Handsaw

Tool: Universal Handsaw [Buy Now]  Manufacturer: Irwin MSRP: $18.99 You’re at the lumberyard, trying to fit a 10-ft. cherry board into your hatchback. It’s OK to cut it in two, but with what? [...]

Knockdown Trestle Sawhorses

Simple design. Sturdy construction. Every shop needs a pair of trusty sawhorses. I like ones that are easy to build and easy to store away. These sawhorses definitely fit that bill, and nest [...]

Ultimate Lathe Stand

A good lathe stand is just as important as a good lathe. Build a professional-quality lathe stand that’s stable, strong and heavy.

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