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...

Ultimate Crosscut Sled Plan

Square accurate crosscuts for perfect project parts are a sure thing with this heavy-duty sled. One of the best ways to guarantee accuracy is to use a crosscut sled. This sled can easily handle panels up to 24″ in width. Our version has a unique dual-runner...

Versatile Molding Jig Plan

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...

Wall-Mounted Drill Press Shelf Plan

Reclaim the top of your workbench and add some valuable storage space with this handy drill press shelf and storage rack combo. Benchtop tools can be a real life-saver in a small shop that is short on floor space. But once you acquire more than a couple of these tools...

Waterstone Sharpening Tray Plan

A handy sharpening station makes it convenient to use your waterstones. The result is sharp tools every time. Waterstones give your tools a razor sharp edge quickly and with little effort but they can be inconvenient to use. First you need a way to hold the stone in...