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  • Small Shop Solutions

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, October 27, 2011
    Small Shop Solutions Great ideas from space-challenged woodworkers just like you. You may also like... Simple All-Purpose Shop Cabinets Big Capacity Shop Cabinet A Giant Shop Cabinet Sliding Wall-O-Tools By Sue Brunclik The doors hang from widely spaced...
  • 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...
  • Mobile Router Center

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, December 22, 2011
    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 A router table is one of...
  • Tool Cabinet

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, August 30, 2011
    Tool Cabinet Tons of flexible storage for today's woodworking tools. By George Vondriska and Dave Munkittrick Old tool chests made by the masters utilized every square inch of space with custom-fit nooks and crannies for all of their hand tools. Today’s...
  • Hyperorganize Your Shop

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, August 11, 2011
    Hyperorganize Your Shop A hook-and-slat wall system puts everything at your fingertips. By Jock Holmen I’ve struggled with the clutter in my small garage shop for years. Recently my neighbor remodeled his garage using a commercial wall-slat system...
  • 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...
  • 3 Classic Vises made with Pipe Clamps

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, February 24, 2014
    3 Classic Vises made with Pipe Clamps Increase your bench’s versatility on a budget. By Chad Stanton As a professional woodworker, leaving the comfort of my shop to work on a jobsite is part of the routine. I always take along a portable bench that’s...
  • Bandsaw Table System

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, December 22, 2011
    Bandsaw Table System This oversized table provides extra support for sawing or resawing plus the quick-set fence ends blade drift hassles. If you’ve ever been frustrated by your small bandsaw table, this project is for you. No more struggling to...
  • A Great American Woodworker - Fred Cogelow

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, November 27, 2012
    A Great American Woodworker - Fred Cogelow One-of-a-kind carver, one-of-a-kind carvings. By Spike Carlsen An impromptu encounter with Fred Cogelow’s “Norwegian Wheelchair” gave me a true sense of Fred as both an artist and a person....
  • $100 Router Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, October 4, 2011
    $100 Router Table As easy to use as it is to build. By Bill Hylton Sometimes, less really is more. Take router tables for instance. It's not at all difficult to ring up a big tab for a manufactured router table, complete with a new router, loaded...
  • Wooden Tail Vise

    by woodworkerBryan     Monday, March 4, 2013
    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...
  • Central Dust Collection

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, December 22, 2011
    Central Dust Collection Five simple rules for a dust-free shop By Dave Munkittrick Small, one-person shops don’t need complicated dust collection systems. We’ll show you how to get powerful collection at the lowest possible price without ever...
  • Foolproof Tenons

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, December 18, 2012
    Foolproof Tenons Two blades and a rock-solid jig guarantee success. By Tom Caspar Mortise and tenon joinery is the heart of many classic furniture projects. It’s an incredibly strong, time-tested method of connecting boards. Making these precisely...
  • Improved Crosscut Sled

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, August 30, 2011
    Improved Crosscut Sled A split fence guarantees accurate cuts. By Tom Caspar Whenever I want to make an accurate square cut, I reach for my crosscut sled. Unlike a miter gauge, its right-angle setting doesn’t need constant tweaking. My cuts are...
  • AW Extra 8/15/13 - The Ultimate Grinding Rig

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, June 3, 2013
    The Ultimate Grinding Rig Grind more accurately with shop-made tool rests. By Mario Rodriguez Let's face it, the tool rests on most grinders just don’t cut it. They may be fine for sharpening scissors or lawnmower blades, but when it comes to...