I wanted a portable lathe (which flywheel lathes traditionally are not) and used a minimum of modern fasteners. Simple lap joints and wooden bolts provide a somewhat less rigid frame, but it is lightweight and easily knocks down flat for storage or transportation.
This handy wooden mallet was made from some left-over scraps of oak that I had salvaged from a pallet.
A wooden Mallet, for smacking chisels and the like.
When it comes to storing hardware, it is hard to beat the practicality of plastic bins. But the problem then becomes, how do you organize the organizers? This project solves that dilemma. The cutting diagrams and materials list are available to download in this Online Extra at ShopNotes.
What makes this mortising machine so fantastic is the fact that it can create perfect mortises quickly and easily. The way it works is simple. The workpiece is clamped to a sliding table, and the router is mounted to a carriage that travels on a pair of drawer slides. By pulling the lever arm forward, the router bit is plunged into the workpiece. Then you just slide the table back and forth to rout the mortise.
A professional quality ski vise for cross-country skis. It can be built for a few Euros, with standard material from a carpentery shop, using just a drill and a screwdriver. For a detailed plan, click the link.
Here is a project to help you keep it all together. This cordless tool storage cabinet is the perfect solution for keeping your cordless tools, chargers, and accessories organized and ready to go. The cutting diagrams and materials list are available to download in this Online Extra.
… I dug out an old compass saw blade that had the right taper and put a scraping edge on its backside while Richard turned a hardwood stock to the same taper. Between us, it took about 1-1/2 hours. I still use this tapered reamer tool. The price is right, the effort minimal, and you can make a reamer of whatever length, bore, and taper you need.