Small Shop Dust Collector

Simple upgrades turn your shop vacuum into an efficient dust-collection system. A shop vacuum is great for collecting dust and chips in a small shop. But there are a couple of problems with it. The filter quickly clogs with dust which reduces suction. And the limited...

Marking Gauge

An heirloom-quality marking gauge is not only a functional and attractive tool but a pleasure to use when laying out joinery. Making your own hand tools is a great way to personalize your shop. This marking gauge is a tool that’s sure to see lots of action. The beauty...

Versatile Molding Jig

Easy to build and use this jig lets you create custom curved moldings. Creating molding profiles is a bread-and-butter task for the router. But bearing-guided bits limit you to profiles along the edges of a workpiece. The unique jig shown here breaks through that...

10 Best Table Saw Accessories

These easy-to-build shop-made accessories allow you to do more with your table saw — and do it better. These must-have table saw accessories are all straightforward to make but everything is designed to give long hard service and improve the safety and accuracy of...

Low-Profile Cutting Rack

Cut sheet goods quickly and easily with this handy space-saving rack. If you’ve been looking for a quick and inexpensive way to break down sheet goods into manageable pieces here’s your answer. It’s designed to mount and store on your shop wall and then swings...

Sliding Saw Table

Take the guesswork out of making square cuts on large panels with this must-have table saw add-on. Sliding tables are usually found on large industrial table saws used for panel-cutting. And there’s a good reason for that. A sliding table guarantees precision cuts...

Multipurpose Small Parts Sled

Cutting a wide range of small parts accurately and safely on the table saw has never been easier. This handy sled takes care of the details. The table saw is the shop workhorse for cutting workpieces to size. But for small workpieces this can be a tricky operation....

Double-Duty Planer Sled

Salvage your warped boards with this no-fuss planer sled. Unfortunately warped boards are a challenge woodworkers encounter all too often. But if a board isn‘t warped too badly it can be salvaged with a planer and this sled. This sled supports the board so it doesn’t...

Traditional Scratch Stock

Create custom profiles with this heirloom tool that you can build in a weekend. While a router is the first tool many woodworkers think of for creating a profile on a workpiece there’s another tool that’s perfect (and in some ways better) for the job — a scratch...

Palm Router Bases

Improve control and expand the utility of small routers with these versatile upgrades. A palm router has become the go-to tool for many routing tasks. It’s light and easy to control but powerful enough for most jobs. The only problem is that the base is small and...