Many of the projects I have around the house seem to require sanding into tight places. I finally tired of continuously folding sandpaper to accommodate the situation, and thought there must be a better way. So I made a detail sander out of plywood in my shop.
Keep sharpened chisels safe and sound and easy to find when you need one by building a chisel storage rack.
A 3 page PDF file that contains a cutting diagram and materials list from ShopNotes Magazine Issue 80. Summary of the article says that with solid frame and panel construction, this heirloom tool cabinet will be a welcome addition to any workshop.
Here is a handy little tool for marking the center on the edge of a board. It will work on just about any thickness of board.
This project is easy enough for almost anyone to tackle with confidence, and will produce a tool sharpener that will keep your workshop running smoothly for years.
More often than not, the tool you really need in the garden is the one you left back in the shed or house. But if you happen to have a few wood scraps and an old bucket handle lying around, you can whip together this simple tool caddy.
A few years ago I came across an article from WoodTurning.com on something called the Longworth chuck and resolved to make one because the idea of a self-contained scrolling set of Cole jaws was just too appealing to resist. I finally got around to it, a…
In making a folded saw, it uses a jig saw blade and a pop rivet with washers.
I know I am not alone in my disregard for the splitter/blade guard assemblies that come with most table saws. The splitters are flimsy, the blade guards are always in the way, etc. Here is my tablesaw splitter project.
The knob on my plunge router is small and hard to turn. To make it easier to use, I came up with a simple hand crank. The crank is nothing more than a piece of plywood with a large hole to match the size of the knob.