Sliding Bevel Gauge Plan

Brass blades paired with wood bodies make these bevel gauges as attractive as they are useful. There’s something about shop-made tools that resonates with me. It may be the nod to a simpler time where a craftsperson would often make a tool he or she needed. It could...

Tuning Up a Block Plane Plan

All it takes to turn your block plane into a precision tool is a simple tune-up. Here’s our step-by-step approach. A block plane should be a precision tool but they don’t always come out of the box from the manufacturer that way. In this article the...

Combination Router Table Plan

A flip-up top adds a new angle to table routing. The result is a unique two-in-one workstation for the ultimate in shaping and joinery. Installing a router upside down in a router table is a surefire way to upgrade any workshop. The versatility of a router table opens...

Compact Router Table Plan

Don’t be fooled by its small size. This portable router table packs in a lot of big-time features. Just like its bigger brothers putting a compact router in a table adds to its versatility. Two lift-up extensions provide a surprising amount of workspace. The...

Folding Router Table Plan

This briefcase-sized package transforms into a full-featured benchtop router table in minutes and folds up for storage just as quick. A full-sized permanent router table setup might be a great solution — if you have the space. But if you only use a router table...

Multi-Purpose Disk Sander Plan

The large sanding disk and extended arbor makes any sanding or smoothing task a breeze. Getting smooth even curves can be tough to do by hand or with portable sanders. But after building this disk sander those hassles are a thing of the past. The top feature of the...

Panel Saw Plan

Made with common materials and hardware this shop-built panel saw allows one person to easily crosscut or rip a full sheet of plywood. This shop-built Panel Saw makes precise vertical cuts just by pulling the sliding carriage (holding your circular saw) down across...

Router Table Plan

With a choice of bases a rock-solid table and fence-mounted accessories this project is as rewarding to build as it is to use. This shop-made router table and fence has all the features you want. The heavy-duty top includes an insert plate and miter gauge slot. The...

Infill Block Planes Plan

The precise adjuster for the iron and the solid heft make these planes a delight to build and use. There’s nothing quite like the feeling of using a fine plane — especially if you made it yourself. And if you’ve never had that experience then building one of these...

Router Table Wall Cabinet Plan

This compact shop storage cabinet does double duty as a top-notch router table as well as housing all of your accessories. A project that serves more than one workshop need is sure to get attention. With plenty of storage and a built-in router table this cabinet...