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Whether it’s a simple trick for holding a workpiece better, or a way to get a little more from your dust collector, we’ve gathered some of the best shop tips here.


Get More Out of Your Router With This Jig

No room for a jointer? You can convert your hand-held router into a precision tool that creates perfect edges for … Read More

Supporting Long Boards in a Face Vise

Handscrew clamps may be a little old fashion, but they are one of the most versatile clamps you can have … Read More

Mortising Machine Clamp

Using a mortising machine can feel a bit like a rough ride in a rodeo at times. This shop-made clamp … Read More

Easy Arts & Crafts Details at the Table Saw

You can use your table saw to create distinctive Arts & Crafts details. In this video, Phil Huber shows how … Read More

Four Measuring Tips

The tape measure and steel rule are the fundamental measuring tools for every project in my shop. And using them … Read More

PVC Outfeed Roller

An all-purpose shop cart works as a trusty sidekick. Here's a way to get even more use out of it … Read More

Turn Your Angle Grinder Into a Shop-Built Chop Saw

Take the mundane task of cutting metal with a hacksaw and turn it in to a fun, easy process by … Read More

Sliding Featherboard

How about having a featherboard that you can use just about anywhere? Boom. Wish granted. Read More

Better Planer Measurement

Attaching a board to a sled makes planing thin stock easier and gives you better results. The only problem is … Read More

Cutting Board Table Saw Runners

If you have an old plastic cutting board that is ready to be retired, don't just throw it away. It … Read More

Smart Phone Utility Case

Put your smart phone to work in the shop. This case will protect the phone while it's helping you set … Read More

Turn Buckets in to Fun Kid’s Furniture

Join Project Designer and Father of the Year Candidate, John Doyle, on a trip down memory lane as he builds … Read More

Portable Tool Rack

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

Twist Free Bench Casters

Logan shares a way to use workbench casters without causing your bench frame to rack or twist. Read More

Small Center-Finder

A small center-finder is handy to have around the shop. This one is easy to make and ensures success every … Read More