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.
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.