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  • AW Extra 7/10/14 - Shop-Built 3-Jaw-Chuck

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, July 8, 2014
    Shop-Built 3-Jaw-Chuck A cheap, effective turning tool. Three-jaw lathe chucks are virtually indispensable for a turner, yet the cost of buying one can be prohibitive. Three-jaw chucks are useful when turning small pieces at low speed, and permit multi...
  • AW Extra 6/5/14 - Air Scrubber Trio

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, June 4, 2014
    Air Scrubber Trio Three shop-made machines that clear the air. By Ed Krause Dust haze.Even if you have a dust collection system you’ve probably found yourself in the middle of it. This fine dust settles onto all the surfaces of your shop where it...
  • AW Extra 5/29/14 - Folding Worktable

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, May 28, 2014
    Folding Worktable This simple, roll-around worktable fits in tight spaces yet expands to a huge work surface. By David Radtke Here’s a work space that’s huge and accessible from all sides, yet folds up and stows away easily. If you don’t...
  • AW Extra 5/15/14 - Ultimate Tool Stand

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, May 12, 2014
    Ultimate Tool Stand An easy-to-use space saver with more functions than a Swiss army knife. By Dave Munkittrick For those of us who share shop space with a car or a washer and dryer, elbowroom is always a problem. This tool stand is the answer. A 2 ft...
  • AW Extra 1/16/14 - Roll-Around Shop Cabinet

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, January 16, 2014
    Roll-Around Shop Cabinet This wooden cavern holds tons of tools, plus it doubles as a bench outrigger. By Ian Kirby For tough and intelligent tool storage, it’s hard to beat a professional mechanic’s tool chest. It has shallow full-extension...
  • AW Extra 11/21/13 - Flammables Cabinet

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, November 19, 2013
    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...
  • AW Extra 10/31/13 - Tablesaw Storage Cabinet

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, October 28, 2013
    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...
  • AW Extra 2/7/13 - Mobile Router Center

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, February 5, 2013
    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...
  • AW Extra 1/10/13 - Is Your Shop Too Small?

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, January 8, 2013
    Is Your Shop Too Small? Tips for making king-size projects in a pint-size shop. By George Vondriska n a recent poll of woodworkers, the most common complaint,by far, was that their shops were too small. Even one guy with 5,000 square feet thought he was...
  • AW Extra 12/6/12 - Compact Turning Center

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, December 4, 2012
    Compact Turning Center Put all your tools and accessories at your fingertips by building this storage rack. By Jim Williar I made turning on my lathe much more enjoyable by trimming out the metal stand that it came with. Now all my turning tools are right...
  • Hybrid Shaving Horse

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, October 9, 2012
    Hybrid Shaving Horse Expert craftsman Tom Donahey shares his plans for an essential tool to work green wood. By Tom Caspar Few woodworking experiences are as sweet as working wood that’s just been split from a recently felled tree. Green wood is...
  • Tom's Torsion Box Workbench

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, August 16, 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...
  • 6 Storage Solutions You Can Build Into Any Cabinet

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, August 2, 2012
    6 Storage Solutions You Can Build Into Any Cabinet By Bruce Kieffer You may also like... Modular Shop Cabinets Hyperorganize Your Shop Hold-Everything Tool Rack Sandpaper Roll Storage I use pressure-sensitive-adhesive (PSA) sanding discs. For easy access...
  • Handles for Turning Tools

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, August 2, 2012
    Handles for Turning Tools Customize their fit for comfort and performance. By Alan Lacer Decades ago, woodturning tools came without handles, and turners would simply fashion their own. This makes perfect sense, because a handle that fits and feels “right”...
  • Torsion Beams

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, July 31, 2012
    Torsion Beams They're the next best thing to a giant assembly table. Maybe better! By Tom Caspar The next time you need a sturdy, level work surface, I’ve got the perfect solution for you: sawhorses and a pair of torsion beams. Torsion beams...