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  • The Magic of White Pine

    by American Woodworker Editors     Thursday, April 5, 2012
    The Magic of White Pine By Tom Caspar Aah, the magic of white pine. Just saying the name makes me smile. For a hand tool guy like me, it hardly gets any better; white pine is easy to plane, saw and pare. And the shavings smell so good, they transport...
  • Master Cabinetmaker's Bench

    by American Woodworker Editors     Tuesday, July 31, 2012
    Master Cabinetmaker's Bench A proven design that will last a lifetime. By Alan Turner I have many fine tools in my shop, but the most important one is my bench. It has a classic design, favored by cabinetmakers for generations. I've spent a long...
  • 4-in-1 Screwdriver

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, August 1, 2012
    4-in-1 Screwdriver Buy the parts; turn the handle. By Alan Lacer You may also like... Surefire Marking Gauge Wooden Bar Clamps Double-Duty Lathe Cabinet You just can’t beat the look and feel of a beautifully turned handle. I love commercially made...
  • Hold-Everything Tool Rack

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, August 1, 2012
    Hold-Everything Tool Rack Get organized fast with easy slat construction and versatile hangers. By David Pickard Whether you have an exquisite collection of antique tools or the latest in high-tech gear, this versatile wall rack stores them all within...
  • Dovetailed Tool Box

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, August 1, 2012
    Dovetailed Tool Box Fill it, carry it, bang it around: These joints will last forever. By Seth Keller A lightweight, sturdy toolbox is perfect for odd jobs around the house. Carpenters used to make their own, just nailed together. I’ve built a more...
  • Double-Duty Lathe Cabinet

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, August 1, 2012
    Double-Duty Lathe Cabinet Onboard storage for tools, accessories and 150 pounds of ballast. By Ray Lanham After several years of making lots of shavings and dust with a small, underpowered lathe, I decided I deserved an upgrade. My new lathe has big capacity...
  • Plumb Your Shop with Air

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, August 1, 2012
    Plumb Your Shop with Air Flexible hose saves time and money By Richard Tendick Moments after I tripped over the air hose and dropped an armload of boards, I decided it was time to plumb my shop for air. I was tired of having 50 ft. of hose on the floor...
  • Hardworking Horse and Cart

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, August 1, 2012
    Hardworking Horse and Cart Two great additions to any small shop. By Randy Johnson Do you spend a lot of time stacking, storing and pushing stuff around your small shop just to make room for the next phase of your project? Here are a couple of no-nonsense...
  • Ultimate Sharpening Station

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, August 1, 2012
    Ultimate Sharpening Station Everything you need to make a razor-sharp edge is right at your fingertips. By Brad Holden If your sharpening supplies are scattered all over your shop, here’s a project designed to keep them in one place. This station...
  • Simple Router Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, August 1, 2012
    Simple Router Table By Doug Stowe While many woodworkers spend weekends making stationary router tables, mine have always been very simple, driven by expediency, and the desire to get other things done. My first was just a router base screwed to the...
  • Mobile Miter Saw Stand

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, August 1, 2012
    Mobile Miter Saw Stand Get more from your miter saw with a stand that handles everything. By Richard Tendick This stand has everything you could want. With the wings up, it can handle 8-ft.-long boards on either side. With wings down, the stand is only...
  • Shop-Made Router Lift

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, August 1, 2012
    Shop-Made Router Lift Features you can't buy at a price you won't believe. By Bruce Kieffer and Richard Tendick Router lifts are hot items these days and for good reason. Veteran router table users love their ability to make super-fine micro adjustments...
  • Double-Duty Shop Stool

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, August 1, 2012
    Double-Duty Shop Stool It's all plywood, and only uses a half sheet. By Eric Smith A combination stool and work support? OK, it’s an odd pair, but in my crowded shop, it makes a lot of sense. Anything that takes up less room is a good idea!...
  • Cabinetmaker's Router Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, August 1, 2012
    Cabinetmaker's Router Table You won't find this router table in any store or catalog. By Dave Munkittric You won't find this router table in any store or catalog. But, it incorporates all the best features found in those store-bought systems...
  • Modular Shop Cabinets

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, August 1, 2012
    Modular Shop Cabinets Euro-style construction makes them easy to build, easy to customize. By Bruce Kieffer In days gone by, apprentice cabinetmakers used to build their own tool chests. The chests were often works of art that both displayed the owner’s...