About twenty years ago, Woodsmith Magazine published a drawing for an ingenious dowel-making system in their readers tips column. I am sorry to say I have never been able to identify which issue it was in, so I can not properly credit the reader who submitted the idea. Credit is deserved; this router jig works like a charm.
Scratch awls are a handy tool in the workshop. Select a piece of wood at least 1-1/2 inches – 2 inches square. The grain should run lengthwise down the blank, or the wood may break. Cut the wood blank to 2-3/4 inches, the length of the brass tube in the awl kit.
The mantel design for this particular project is built around a zero-clearance firebox with a stone surround, but it will work as well with any number of surround treatments like brick or tile.
In building a bookcase, woodworkers use the same basic principles they would use when building cabinets. In these free bookcase plans, you will learn how to make beautiful oak or pine bookcases while employing standard cabinet building techniques.
The dinghy measures 7 ft 10 inches x 3 ft 4 inches. This is an adaptation of old drawings to stitch and glue construction.
Build the simple Sturdy Step Stool shown on the right in just a few minutes with just a few tools using some 3/4 inch scrap boards!
Although this support frame is purpose-made for a particular swing seat, it can also be used to support numerous other utilities such as swings or maybe a glide-ride, and is even capable of accommodating certain types of gym equipment.
Turn a stack of 1x2s, 2x2s, plywood, and carpet remnants into a high-rise structure upon which the furry princess can look down upon her subjects with impunity.
Drop a tennis ball in the maze, sit back and enjoy the fun as your dog goes insane trying to get it out.
Build a full-featured router table that is portable, lightweight and easy to store with Roland Johnson.