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  • Self containted tablesaw, router and planer workstation

    by Andy B     Friday, April 22, 2011
    Like many of you I have a standard size two cargarage that my wife also likes to use to park her car in. I had a Rigid table saw but also wanted a complete shop that could fit in my garage and still allow room for a car. my solution was a mobile table...
  • Deep Drawer Organizer

    by woodworkerBryan     Sunday, March 2, 2014
    Deep Drawer Organizer I built a deep drawer for my workbench so I would have lots of storage, but it created another problem. The tools I wanted were always at the bottom of the heap. I solved my frustration by adding an upper and lower tray. The upper...
  • Reclaimed wood

    by Steve Newman     Wednesday, September 28, 2011
    Black Cherry, resawn from a floor joist. Quartersawn White Oak, from a barn rafter. Glued up the Cherry into a panel, cut handles in the QSWO , and miter the corners. Wood came from an old garage that was torn down, my cost was just the gas to hual the...
  • Miter Saw Acute Angle Jig

    by bricofleur     Friday, May 14, 2010
    I’ve been thinking about making this jig for years. Since nice weather has arrived I have to make a picket fence. All slats will end to a sharp point, meaning I have to cut them at an acute angle. I used to do that on the tablesaw but each time...
  • Pegged Tablesaw Tools

    by woodworkerBryan     Sunday, March 2, 2014
    Pegged Tablesaw Tools For a nifty way to keep tablesaw accessories in reach, attach perf-board panels to the tablesaw stand. Drill holes in the legs of an open metal stand and bolt the perf-board in place.
  • Plank Table

    by Steve Newman     Monday, December 26, 2011
    The "Other Half" wanted a small Prep table for the kitchen. I had a plank of Oak out in the shop about 13-1/2' wide. I clean the old boy up, trimmed off the beveled edges to get things down to fit my 12-1/2" planer. I had a few other...
  • New Piece: Extension table in walnut and maple

    by Mark Love     Saturday, January 8, 2011
    Designing this extension dining table was a perfect example of how I like to work with clients. This lovely family of four wanted a dining table that would be small enough for every day use, yet one that could extend to seat up to twenty guests. They...
  • Collapsible Work Table

    by woodworkerBryan     Friday, July 12, 2013
    Collapsible Work Table This shop solution was submitted by Michael and Christine Powell, Bellingham, Wash. 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...
  • New Computer Desk

    by Steve Newman     Sunday, May 13, 2012
    Old one was getting a bit beat up, one grandBRAT needed a desk for HIS computer. Decided to make a new bottomhalf, and just re-use the small hutch from the old one. It seems that I have a supply of Beech, and Oak, from that old garage that fell down....
  • Dovetailed step-stool

    by acducey     Monday, August 8, 2011
    This was my first attempt at hand-cut dovetails (after several botched practice attempts using MDF). The stool is a modified version of a Weekend Project in American Woodworker by Frank Klausz. It is held together with nothing but three kinds of dovetails...
  • Jig for Router Dadoes

    by woodworkerBryan     Friday, July 12, 2013
    Jig for Router Dadoes This workshop tip was submitted by Eliot Ehrich, Chatham, N.J. For fast and accurate dadoes, this jig is hard to beat. The trick is to run the router against one guide, then back against the other. This allows you to use a 1⁄2...
  • Shopmade Clamp & Assembly Worktable

    by bricofleur     Friday, March 19, 2010
    I came up with this very unique and satisfying version of a clamp worktable, made right here in my shop, using material from my sheet goods scrap pile. I designed it so I could use my collection of ordinary and fast action vise clamps meant to be used...
  • A Great Sawhorse

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, April 3, 2013
    A Great Sawhorse These sawhorses are sturdy and they fold flat for easy storage. Building them is a snap: joint and plane 2x4 stock to 1 in.; then rip to 3 in.Crosscut at 30 in. for the legs and 18 in. for the stretchers. Use a biscuit joiner and double...
  • Tool chest for the Dungeon Shop

    by Steve Newman     Sunday, April 6, 2014
    Not really a blog, this time. Will IF someone wants to read it. Needed a chest to store most of my handtools. Had four planks of Black Walnut, and a few of Pine. Using a set of already done Sycamore boards that were raised panel by a handplane as a guide...
  • Twin Kitchen Hutches #72

    by bricofleur     Sunday, April 4, 2010
    To make the rabbets on which the glasses of the upper doors will rest on, I’ll be using this rabbeting bit. The bearing will follow the lower shoulder of the groove while the cutters will cut the upper shoulder to form the rabbets. Standard bits...
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