Applying a finish to a door or flat project lying on a sawhorse can literally be a pain. So to ease the strain on my back and make it less tiring, I built an adjustable easel that holds the workpiece at a comfortable height, as you can see in the photo at this link.
A trammel on a hand held router makes is easy to cut perfect circles. To make a trammel, follow through to read more about tfis workshop tip and free woodworking plan.
There are times when you just do not have enough clamps. But do not worry – you do not have to blow your budget on new ones. Here is an easy-to-build clamp that will work great for most projects.
This cutting board project could be built out of scrap wood already in your workshop. If you choose to use new stock from the lumber yard, both hardwoods and softwood are good choices.
The time had finally come when the frustration of chasing my Workmate around the shop while trying to hand plane a board had built up to the point that I was ready to put all other projects on hold until I finally had myself a decent workbench. I had been intending to build myself a workbench all along, but never seemed to find the time before. Now I had determined to MAKE the time.
One of the first tools a beginning woodworker needs is a good solid workbench with a real woodworking vise. This bench need not be a fancy affair made of expensive woods in some classic style. The first bench must be cheap, easy to make, and solid. The following design meets this need.
Not a woodworking project but worth mentioning. Build the unit to a height that is easy to work on, and finish the installation with a terraced work-space. This free garden plans and woodworkers projects information is courtesy of Garrys BBQ Pit.
This Childs Bench Toy Box features a large toy box with a bench back and arm rests. It also has casters, an internal tray, and a secret compartment underneath. It can be build from materials readily available material.
Here is a big bookcase that you can build in a small shop. It comes apart into two pieces for easy moving.
This small wooden box is the perfect size for storing your CD or DVDs and is easy to build using these free plans.