One of the most versatile and simple-to-build work supports is the sawhorse. It can be used either singly or in pairs to support material for cutting or assembly, and you can place a heavy plank between two to form a scaffold.
Simplicity is key in this no-frills router table. Many are highly engineered, bulky, and take a long time to build. But this one is uncomplicated and quick-to-make in just 20 minutes.
This router table project requires about a half sheet of plywood, a small supply of solid-wood lumber, a handful of hardware, a router mounting plate, and a router.
Here is a free pattern for a large puzzle piece with its own stand.
In this set of free woodworking plans, learn how to build a Loveseat Glider Rocker based on a very comfortable Adirondack chair design.
There are several variations on these drop leaf tables and we chose the simplest one, with a single leaf and a fifth leg that swings out to support it. It is perfect for a foyer and can be built with basic tools and a small table saw in a home workshop.
The Wooden Bike Plans include patterns and simple instructions for making your own wooden bike.
A table saw is not a tool you think of when it comes to cutting a workpiece into a circle. But with a shop-built circle cutting jig, cutting a circle up to 40 inches in diameter is quick, easy, and accurate. And it results in a surprisingly smooth, even edge. This 3-D SketchUp model is available to download in this Online Extra.
When it comes to sharpening my chisels and plane irons, having a convenient worksurface and handy storage for all my supplies is always a challenge. This sharpening center easily solves these space and storage problems. The cutting diagrams and materials list are available to download in this Online Extra.
The clouds of dust produced by my sanders make sanding my least favorite task when building a project. Thankfully, this mobile sanding station makes the job a lot less messy. The cutting diagrams and materials list are available to download in this Online Extra.