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In the Shop

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.


Working With Plywood

Working with large sheets of plywood just got much easier using these simple tricks for accurate layout, cuts, and assembly. Read More

Buttons For Feet

A quick, easy way to lift a small project off the surface. Read More

Make an Easy-To-Build, DIY Kids Activity Table and Chairs

Looking for a fun project you can do for your kids? Join Project Designer, John Doyle, on a trip down … Read More

50 weeks, 50 vessels

As a fun little challenge, we challenged our staff of designers, editors, illustrators, and builders to a 50 week, 50 … Read More

Vise Face Replacements

Replaceable wood insert protect all the things you need a firm grip on. Read More

Quick Tips — Safe Sanding & More

A couple of tips that help make the shop safe and hassle-free. Read More

Preventing Tearout From Your Jigsaw

The jigsaw is a versatile and has a place in every shop, but it does have a reputation for doing … Read More

Scissor Jack Outfeed Support

Your planer, table saw, band saw, router table and other tools can all benefit from extra workpiece support from time … Read More

Cutting Thick Parts

Here's an Iron-clad way to make smooth, square cuts in large, thick panels. Read More

Our Favorite Supplies For Hauling Lumber

There's more to buying wood for your next project than jumping in the car and heading to the lumberyard. You … Read More

Swing Arm Sheet Goods Lift

Hoisting full sheets of plywood is no fun. Here's a little addition to a knock-down cutting table that works wonders. Read More

Vacuum Stabilizing Wood

Things get interesting any time you combine woodworking and chemistry, so recently Logan experimented with vacuum stabilizing wood with acrylic … Read More

Stay Organized with a Shop Valet

There are a few items you almost always need when starting your shop time. Building this small organizer helps you … Read More

Overhead Fan Mount

Cool your shop with this easy to make and very flexible ceiling fan. Read More

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