A wooden Mallet, for smacking chisels and the like.
I love my contractors saw but it does have one minor shortcoming. The metal stand it sits on does not have any place to store all the table saw accessories that I need to keep close at hand. It turns out that the solution to this problem was pretty simple, like this table saw storage idea.
There is nothing more frustrating than having a power cord get jerked out of an electrical outlet in the middle of a job. Especially if I am working on a project outside, and the power tool is plugged into a long extension cord. This little cord storage project can solve this workshop problem.
This Sheet Rack supports full or partial 4 X 8 sheets for cutting lengthwise or crosswise, lay it on the floor or raise it to a comfortable height on a pair of sawhorses.
This free woodworking projects plan information is courtesy of ©2002 Dale Austin, Mr. Wizard at U of Michigan. You need the Adobe Acrobat Reader software to view this link.
Every shop needs a vise. But if you do not have a workbench on which to mount one or maybe you just want to add an extra vise, here is a simple way to do it.
Trimming wood plugs flush to a surface is a snap with the simple trim saw you see in the photo at this link.
These cabinets are the ideal storage solution for any shop. Constructed with framing lumber, the modular design allows you to configure them to match the space in your shop. The cutting diagrams and materials list are available to download in this Online Extra.
Moving a pile of workpieces around the shop can be a hassle. Or if you are working at one tool, it is nice to have an extra worksurface to help keep everything organized. With our roll around shop cart, both problems are solved. The cutting diagrams and materials list are available to download in this Online Extra.
Pictured here is a very efficient portable dust collection unit built from a dryer blower / motor, cotton bag, vent hose and some scrap plywood. A call to your local washing machine repairman should supply you with a source for a used blower/motor combination, the rest is easy.