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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.


A Better Shop Apron

A pair of magnets eliminates tying knots. Read More

A New Breed of Bench Dog

Learn a router table trick for making these bench accessories. Read More

Our Favorite Countersink

Find out which countersink bit works best for top-notch joints. Read More

Simplify Layout Tasks

These shop-made gauges speed up marking jobs. Read More

Shop-Built Layout Gauge

This adjustable guide makes quick work of drawing arcs. Read More

Easy, Shop-Made Vise

Turn almost any surface into a workbench with this handy vise. Read More

Saw Horse Upgrade

Build this adjustable easel for easy finishing. Read More

Tips For Building Better Drawers

These guidelines give you square, flat, drawers. Read More

Cool Tool for Easy Assembly

Learn the basics of choosing and using a brad nailer. Read More

Seamless Case Edging

A Foolproof technique for adding edging to plywood. Read More

Tricks for Creating Identical Parts

Discover simple ways to make curved parts. Read More

Wobble-Free Adjustable Shelves

Learn a few tricks for drilling shelf pin holes. Read More

Adjustable Workpiece Support

A clever use for pegboard makes a handy workbench helper. Read More

Easy-to-Build Workbench Base

Simple construction creates a rugged, low-cost bench. Read More

Build Small Drawers in Half the Time

This unique technique simplifies the process of making drawers. Read More