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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.


Low-Tech Bench Add-On

Low-Tech Bench Add-On

You can do better work if the piece you're working on is held securely. Trouble is clamps can sometimes get … Read More

Tricks for Identical Parts

Tricks for Identical Parts

While building a project, chances are you'll need to make several identical parts — even on a small project. You … Read More

Workshop Reminders

Workshop Reminders

In my shop, there are usually a few things in the works at the same time. Careful marking and keeping … Read More

Hands-Free Bench Stop

Hands-Free Bench Stop

Here's a simple hardware solution to secure a workpiece. Read More

Stop Hole Saw Burning

Stop Hole Saw Burning

You won't believe what prevents burn marks. Read More

Jig Saw Table

Jig Saw Table

Use your jig saw for cutting small parts safely and accurately. Read More

Moving Plywood Made Easy

Moving Plywood Made Easy

This back-saving carrier makes moving plywood a breeze. Read More

Easy Threaded Insert Installation Jig

Easy Threaded Insert Installation Jig

This shop-made jig takes the hassle out of threaded inserts. Read More

Securing Plywood Edging

Securing Plywood Edging

Two options to hold edging in place without using clamps. Read More

Two Handy Layout Tricks

Two Handy Layout Tricks

Create easy-to-see marks and draw perfect arcs. Read More

A Heavy Hitting Cordless Tool

A Heavy Hitting Cordless Tool

Learn why an impact driver is a great tool for your shop. Read More

Create Better Table Legs

Create Better Table Legs

Take your table or desk project to the next level. Read More

Hiding Exposed Fasteners

Hiding Exposed Fasteners

Pick the right plug cutter and get a perfect match. Read More

A Better Shop Apron

A Better Shop Apron

A pair of magnets eliminates tying knots. Read More

A New Breed of Bench Dog

A New Breed of Bench Dog

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