Lathe-Driven Belt Sander Plan

Transform your lathe into a handy sanding station with this key add-on. Why not put your lathe to use for other tasks? This belt sander clamps onto the bed of the lathe. The lower roller mounts directly to the lathe spindle for power. Sliding the tailstock with a live...

Shop-Built Mallets Plan

These mallets are designed to last a lifetime. But the best part is you can build them in a weekend. There’s a certain satisfaction that comes from building a practical quality tool and using it in the shop. The cabinetmaker’s mallet is great tool for all-around shop...

Turned Oval Tool Handles Plan

Make a complete set of heirloom screwdrivers with this step-by-step lathe technique. In this article the editors of ShopNotes take you step-by-step through a technique for turning oval tool handles on a lathe. It sounds impossible but it’s really quite easy. It’s...