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  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Rollers Ease Plywood Storage

    by woodworkerBryan     Sunday, March 2, 2014
    Rollers Ease Plywood Storage Before I installed these rollers, sliding plywood in and out of my storage rack used to wear me out. It also damaged the edges of the sheets. Now plywood sheets glide in and out. I cut the 2-1/2-in.-dia. rollers from 3/4-in...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Extra-Large Bandsaw Fence

    by woodworkerBryan     Friday, July 12, 2013
    Extra-Large Bandsaw Fence By Jack Phillips I never throw anything away. Some day, I tell myself, the stuff in that neglected pile of junk will come in handy. I was right! I resurrected my old Craftsman tablesaw fence and turned it into a first-rate bandsaw...
  • Plastic Stickers Don't Stain

    by woodworkerBryan     Friday, June 21, 2013
    Plastic Stickers Don't Stain I use plastic conduit to make stickers for stacking and drying my wood. These stickers provide consistent spacing and excellent air circulation with minimal contact. I’ve never had problems with insects, mold or...
  • Blast Gate Manifold for Vac Hoses

    by woodworkerBryan     Friday, June 21, 2013
    Blast Gate Manifold for Vac Hoses In my small shop, I use a shop vacuum to collect dust from several tools. To cut down on the need to swap hoses, I built this manifold with two blast gates. Now I transfer suction with a flip of my wrist. To make the...
  • Sawing Rack

    by woodworkerBryan     Tuesday, June 4, 2013
    Sawing Rack My shop is simply too small to cut full-size sheets of plywood on the tablesaw.After many a bitter battle using a circular saw to cut floppy sheet stock perched on sawhorses, I developed this handy rack for cutting those full-size sheets down...
  • Floor Drawer

    by woodworkerBryan     Tuesday, June 4, 2013
    Floor Drawer Here’s a great space-saving tip. I first made “floor drawers” like these for under-the-bed storage.They worked so well I decided to use them in the shop. Floor drawers work great for storing scrap wood or infrequently used...
  • Pull-Out Router Table

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, April 3, 2013
    Pull-Out Router Table Tired of pulling out that heavy router table every time you need it? Save space and your back by mounting your router table under a workbench with sturdy swing-up appliance hardware. Set-up and knock-down are a snap.You need 16 inches...
  • Power Tool Caddy

    by American Woodworker Editors     Wednesday, April 3, 2013
    Power Tool Caddy This plywood stand for power tools is compact and mobile.To lock the stand in place, just flip down the hinged board at the base. Cut the hinged board wide enough so it will lift the casters off the floor when you flip it down. Screw...
  • 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...
  • Swiveling Outfeed Roller

    by woodworkerBryan     Saturday, March 2, 2013
    Swiveling Outfeed Roller Here’s an outfeed roller designed to support long boards behind the saw for ripping or alongside the saw for crosscutting. When not in use, the roller can be hung on the wall or otherwise stored out of the way. To build...
  • Tool Storage Book

    by woodworkerBryan     Thursday, February 14, 2013
    Tool Storage Book Put a ton of tools up on the wall in this tool “book.”Hang 1⁄2- or 3⁄4- in.-thick plywood “pages”4 in. apart on horizontal 2x4s with 3-in. door hinges. Screw and glue 3⁄4-in. plywood blocks between...