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Drawer-Slide Tool Mount

Workbench space is at a premium in my small shop. So permanently attaching bench-mounted tools (like my grinder) in a convenient position at the front edge of the bench is not an option. Instead, I made a simple pull-out platform that allows me to slide my grinder to the front …

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ShopNotes podcast E025 — Woodworking Jigs

In addition to creating funriture and shop projects, the folks at Woodsmith know how to put cleverly designed jigs to work. On this episode, John, Logan, and Phil their experiece in making and using jigs both for the magazine and TV show as well as their home shops. Although it's …

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ShopNotes Podcast E18: Setting Up a Home Workshop

There's nothing quite like the clear-eyed vision of hindsight. In this episode, Logan, Dillon and Phil reminisce about their home shops and what they wish were different. Dillon is working on setting up a shop in his basement and is considering the tools and equipment he wants as well as …

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Outrigger Miter Saw Clamps

Using your hand to hold a workpiece against the fence of a miter saw can be a dangerous proposition. Especially if the workpiece is small or needs to be held at an angle (like the crown molding shown above). To assist in a situations like this, I designed this dual …

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It’s funny how sometimes the little things make all the difference in the world. Take the five woodworking tools on these two pages for instance. You can perform most woodworking tasks without them. But the increased level of safety, convenience, or comfort these tools can add makes them well worth …

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A Knock-Down Workbench That Can Go Anywhere!

Get step-by-step plans for this Knock-Down Workbench from WoodsmithPlans.com. No, it’s not a new magic act. It's a bench in a box! Atleast that’s what one of the guys calls my new knock-down workbench. When you think about it, it’s a fitting description because the bench provides a solid, stable …

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Tips For Working With Plywood

Working with plywood is always an adventure. The large size of the sheets isn’t easy to handle in my small shop. This means that I’m often left wrestling these sheets in the garage and breaking them down there. But, just because you’re working with large sheets doesn’t mean that you …

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Perfect Mortises With a Router Jig

Get the step-by-step plans to build this Router Mortising Jig from WoodsmithPlans.com. The key to precise results is guiding the plunge router accurately so the sides of the mortise end up perfectly smooth, straight, and parallel to the faces of the workpiece. This mortising jig is the way to go. …

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Quick Tips — Safe Sanding & More

Workbench Power Willie Elizardo of Zeeland, Michigan, was having problems with the power strip on his bench always getting knocked around. He found the perfect solution while putting up the Christmas lights: An outdoor power bank with a stake that fits the dog holes of his bench. Angled Parts Bill …

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Basics of Building a Workbench

Get the step-by-step plans to build the Heavy-Duty Workbench and Shaker-Style Workbench from WoodsmithPlans.com. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit0"; amzn_assoc_search_bar = "false"; amzn_assoc_tracking_id = "activeinterest-woodsmith-20"; amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; amzn_assoc_ad_type = "smart"; amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; amzn_assoc_region = "US"; amzn_assoc_title = "Helpful Woodworking Products:"; amzn_assoc_linkid = "09afd0f514248fe7f79f0467ddc297cf"; amzn_assoc_asins = "B0043YHD4A,B0000223UQ,B01M2109GD,B00BITOAAI";

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Sanding Disc Storage Cabinet

My sanding discs always ended up floating around loose in the bottom of a workbench drawer. To help keep my discs better organized, I made the wall-mounted storage unit you see above. The Parts The case is just a plywood box made using rabbets and dadoes. The sides and middle …

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Cutting Thick Parts

I recently made a new workbench for my shop. The top consisted of several layers of MDF. After gluing the MDF panels together, I was faced with the task of trimming the ends to length. The benchtop was too big and heavy to run through the table saw. And it …

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Space Saving Bar Clamp Rack

Having accumulated a number of Bessey F-style bar clamps over the years, I eventually came to realize that stacking them on the shelf underneath my workbench wasn’t the ideal storage option. They were difficult to get to, and I always managed to knock a couple off the shelf when picking …

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Router Leveling Jig

I work with a lot of rough-sawn lumber and live-edged tree slices, like the one shown above. Unfortunately, my planer is usually either too small to handle such large pieces, or it would cause too much tearout on endgrain. To get around this problem, I built this router leveling jig …

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Roller Bars for Finishing Shop Projects

When I work on bulky items like large drawers and cabinets, I like to be able to rotate the workpiece for easier access to all sides of the project. My solution was to build several of these “roller bars” using 360° roller bearings. These bars are easy to make by …

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