Shop Projects

AW Extra 10/31/13 – Tablesaw Storage Cabinet

Tablesaw Storage Cabinet All of your tablesaw accessories close at hand By Eric Smith The last time I could find them all, I counted 18 accessories for my tablesaw. Dado set, push sticks, throat plates, extra blades, miter gauges, tenoning jig, wrenches, etc.—they’re all essential and they were all over the...

Chad’s Sawhorse Workbench

Chad's Sawhorse Workbench Stacking sawhorses serve a dual purpose. By Chad Stanton I usually need a pair of sawhorses when I'm working outside the shop, but sometimes I also need a bench. Here's both, rolled into one. The bench is actually a pair of sawhorses that stack to together. I recently...

Make Your Own Blast Gates

Make Your Own Blast Gates They’re cheap! All you need is some PVC and plastic laminate. By Alan Schaffter A central dust collection system is a big improvement to any shop, but the cost can really add up. With commercial gates going from $4 to over $50 each, building your own...

AW Extra 9/12/13 – Chad’s Stepbox

Chad's Stepbox Learn how to make compound-angle dovetails building this handy stool and portable tool box. Chad Stanton For my job as a trim carpenter and furnituremaker, I’ve always needed a sturdy stool to stand on. I’ve also wanted to make a nice box for carrying my tools and a small...

Ginormous Shop Cabinet

Ginormous Shop Cabinet 26 drawers for tools and supplies. By Dr. Warren Kragt My beat-up garage-sale seven-drawer metal tool cabinet was an eyesore. I wanted something bigger and better, but mostly I wanted something that looked like it belonged in a woodworking shop. Online I found a wooden version that fit...

Shopmade Handscrews

Shopmade Handscrews Thread your own wooden screws. By Steven Bunn Even though I have a small fortune invested in tools, I always seem to be short of wooden handscrew clamps. But daydreaming about buying ten more of these versatile tools runs smack into the reality that such a purchase requires spending...

Wooden Tail Vise

Wooden Tail Vise Upgrade your bench and your woodworking by adding a classic vise. By Steve Bunn You can do without a tail vise. But you can do much more with one. That’s why woodworkers have depended on tail vises for over 400 years. A tail vise can be used to...

AW Extra 2/7/13 – Mobile Router Center

Mobile Router Center This rolling router center has onboard storage for all your router components, folds into a tidy package, serves as an extra work surface and rolls out of the way when you're done! By George Vondriska   Use It! Click any image to view a larger version. Move It!...