Small Shop Dust Collector Plan

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...

Table Saw Crosscut Sled Plan

Big results in a small package. Reach for this lightweight sled and make perfect crosscuts every time. Standard cross cut sleds have one major drawback – the weight. The design of this sled helps reduce weight and make small and easy-to-use. Its simple construction is...

Table Saw Dovetail Jig Plan

Cut through dovetails on the table saw? You bet. It’s quick easy and accurate. A table saw isn’t the first tool you think of when it comes to cutting through dovetails. Okay maybe it’s not a tool you think of using at all. So it might surprise you to learn that you...

Table Saw Miter Sled Plan

Miter joints don’t have to be a trial-and-error chore. With this miter sled you can cut perfect joints every time. If you’ve ever been frustrated trying to cut gap-free miter joints on the table saw this miter sled is for you. The sled has two bars that ride in...

Table Saw Ripping Jig Plan

Cutting thin strips is a challenge. This simple shop-made jig and a few tips and techniques will guarantee safe accurate results. A lot of projects call for thin strips of wood. Sometimes it’s several thin strips to glue up into a bent lamination or a couple to cover...

Table Saw Sleds Plan

A simple well-built table saw sled is an essential shop jig that will result in repeatable and accurate cuts every time. A critical part of woodworking is making clean square crosscuts. This leads to snug-fitting joinery and a better-looking project. So it comes as no...

Taper Jig Plan

In a few hours you can build an adjustable jig for making a wide range of angled cuts on your table saw. Cutting tapers at the table saw usually involves making a quick one-use jig. This jig offers a permanent and flexible solution. This jig can be adjusted to cut two...

Tenon Jig Plan

This jig has an indexing feature that allows you to cut perfect-fitting tenons every time without having to set up the jig each time you use it. When it comes to cutting tenons it’s hard to beat a tenon jig and a table saw. That’s because a tenon jig holds the...

Top Ten Router Table Accessories Plan

Get the most our of your router table. Here are our favorite accessories to do it right. A few inexpensive accessories will make your router table safer and more accurate. In this article the editors of ShopNotes discuss their ten favorites: insert plates T-track and...

Traditional Scratch Stock Plan

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...