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Small Parts Storage

I often need storage containers to hold small parts and hardware in my shop. I decided to make my own containers by using clear plastic shipping tubes that I had around my shop.

Overhead Storage Rack

I don’t like to throw away leftover trim, pipes, and long cutoff pieces from projects I’ve built. But storing these long pieces in my small garage shop has always been cumbersome. So I decided to take advantage of the unused space above my garage door and built the storage rack you see here.

Portable Tool Rack

Keep the tools you need most close at hand. These handy racks can be moved anywhere in the shop.

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Router

Fast & Easy Finger Joints with a Router Jig

The flexibility and easy setup of this unique jig makes adding eye-catching elements to your next project a snap. Plus, this jig will make variably-spaced finger joints and ensure that both halves of the joint fit together perfectly every time.

End Grain Router Sled

Routing across the end of the workpiece brings all kinds of considerations: safety, workpiece control, preventing tearout, and keeping the workpiece square to the bit. With a few pieces of scrap material though, you can make a simple sled to answer the call.

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Joinery

Table Saw Crosscut Sled Finger Joint Jig

A crosscut sled makes cutting so much easier and more accurate that many woodworkers have one on their saw practically all the time. Here's a way to get even more use out of your sled — add a box joint jig.

Biscuit Joiner Spline Slots

Instead of building a cradle jig for your table saw to make decorative splines, try this addition to your biscuit joiner for slotting boxes.