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  • Tom's Torsion Box Workbench

    by Tom Caspar     Friday, August 10, 2012
    Tom's Torsion Box Workbench This rock-solid workhorse is simply four easy-to-build 2x4-and-plywood boxes. By Tom Caspar Quick, cheap, solid. You can’t ask much more from a workbench, and this one delivers it all. Made of out nothing more than...
  • AW Extra - Dream Workbench

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, January 13, 2010
    Dream Workbench A modern bench that features storage, stability and mobility By Dave Munkittrick Tired of working on a sheet of plywood thrown over a pair of sawhorses? Had it with rolling benches that wiggle and wobble? Hate running around your shop...
  • AW Extra 5/31/12 - Drill Press Cabinet

    by AW-Editor     Tuesday, January 29, 2008
    Drill Press Cabinet Turn wasted space into storage space. In my cramped little shop, every square foot counts. With that in mind I designed this cabinet to fit in the wasted space under the table of my floor-model drill press. The top drawer holds (vertically...
  • AW Extra 6/28/12 - Tips for Tool Storage

    by AW-Editor     Thursday, April 17, 2008
    Tips for Tool Storage Organize your shop with these weekend projects. By Tom Caspar Clamp Warehouse Hang your long, heavy clamps on this rack designed for strength. The braces are notched into the bracket arms in a simple version of a timber-frame joint...
  • American Woodworker Router Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, March 24, 2011
    The American Woodworker Router Table You won't find this router table in any store or catalog. by Dave Munkittric This router table incorporates all the best features found in those store-bought systems at half the cost! At AW we’ve had the...
  • AW Extra 3/6/14 - Wedged-Base Workbench

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, May 12, 2011
    Wedged-Base Workbench Tablesaw joinery locks it together. By Tim Johnson This workbench has a top ready for hard use. But it’s the base that catches your eye. The interlocking joinery, with its dovetails and wedges, is rock solid, yet it knocks...
  • Simple Steam Box

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, July 11, 2011
    Simple Steam Box Build a box and add a steam kettle: you're ready to bend wood. By Seth Keller Building a steam box for bending wood only requires exterior-grade plywood, waterproof glue and an electric tea kettle. I bought my kettle from Lee Valley...
  • Simple All-Purpose Shop Cabinets

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, October 26, 2011
    Simple All-Purpose Shop Cabinets Organize your shop in a weekend, for less than $20 per cabinet! By Jean Bartholome Walk into a typical small cabinet shop, and you’re likely to find simple, functional cabinets made of inexpensive sheet goods. Not...
  • Shop-Made Arts & Crafts Knobs

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, January 31, 2012
    Shop-Made Arts & Crafts Knobs All it takes is a router and a bandsaw. By Dave Eklund Making these knobs won't save any money, but it's worthwhile nonetheless. Shop-made knobs will better match your project, because the wood comes from the...
  • AW Extra 2/20/14 - The Ultimate Shop-Built Crosscut Sled

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, February 20, 2014
    The Ultimate Shop-Built Crosscut Sled It's safe, it slides like a dream and replaceable throat plate makes it last forever! By Travis Larson A good tablesaw sled makes perfect crosscuts easy, accurate and very safe. In addition, a well-designed sled...
  • AW Extra 7/3/14 - Collapsible Work Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, July 1, 2014
    Collapsible Work Table Every shop needs a work table or two. In cramped shops, it’s great to have the table the right height for assembly, as well as infeed and outfeed support for power tools. Here’s a unit that has adjustable height, compensates...