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  • Big Capacity Storage Cabinet

    by American Woodworker Editors     Monday, May 23, 2011
    Big Capacity Storage Cabinet Restaurant storage tubs organize shop supplies for stow and go. By Dave Olson When I worked in a restaurant as a teenager, I hauled dirty dishes in plastic bus boxes. Using them to organize my shop is much more pleasant. Bus...
  • Heavy-Duty Folding Shop Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, May 26, 2011
    Heavy-Duty Folding Shop Table You can build this workhorse in a day, using little more than a tablesaw, jigsaw, hacksaw and a drill. By Tom Caspar Need more bench space? Who doesn’t? Here’s a terrific solution: a folding worktable that’s...
  • A Giant Shop Cabinet

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, July 15, 2011
    Giant Shop Cabinet Organize tons and tons of woodworking supplies with room to spare. By Tim Johnson If your workshop seems cluttered and your workbench is always covered with stuff, you need this cabinet. It packs 30 cubic ft.of storage, enough for all...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Next-Generation Router Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Friday, September 16, 2011
    Next-Generation Router Table Make more accurate cuts with a flat, solid-surface top. By John English This router table took thirty years to build. No kidding. I don’t mean that it took me thirty years to actually make it, but it took me that long...
  • $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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Router Table Jointer Fence

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, December 22, 2011
    Router Table Jointer Fence Edge joint long stock, thick stock, wide stock or man-made materials with this easy-to-build fence. By Rick McKee Is your shop too small to even think about squeezing in a jointer? Then do we have a project for you! And even...
  • Drill Press Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, December 22, 2011
    Drill Press Table By Tom Caspar Standard drill press tables may be fine for metalworking, but they sure are frustrating to use in a woodshop. Attaching a fence with woodworking clamps is a pain in the neck; finding a clean backer board can be a real challenge;...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Bandsaw Fence

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, July 31, 2012
    Bandsaw Fence Our fence shines where commercial models fall short. By Richard Tendick Every bandsaw deserves a good fence. After all, a bandsaw is capable of doing much more than cutting curves. With a well-designed fence, you can accurately resaw boards...