Shop-Built Edge Sander Plan

This shop-built edge sander makes quick work of tough sanding jobs. Plus it can be built at a fraction of the cost of a commercial unit. Any tool that can help take the drudgery out of sanding is a welcome addition to most shops. A large edge sander is a perfect...

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...

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...

Aluminum Squares Plan

Build your own precision layout tool. All it takes are a few pieces of aluminum and a little time at the table saw and drill press. A good square is one tool that’s indispensable in the shop. I use it on just about every project I build. But some squares aren’t all...

Classic Try Squares Plan

All it takes to make a set of precision layout tools is a relaxing afternoon in the shop. Try squares look simple but play a crucial role in any shop. Primarily they help you determine if something is perfectly square. Although these are precision tools try squares...

Custom Brass Hammers Plan

Create your own set of shop hammers using brass stock and a chunk of hardwood. You’re sure to pick up a few new skills along the way. Small brass hammers come in handy more often than you’d think. The compact design makes them perfect for chopping out mortises or the...

Custom Chisel Case Plan

Keep your chisels and other tools close at hand and protected with this classic wall case. Chisels get used on just about every project you build. So having them close at hand is a must. Plus they need to be protected so they stay sharp. The solution to both these...

Custom Chisel Set Plan

These hand-made specialty chisels are sure to be a treasured addition to your hand tool collection. When our designer Chris Fitch showed up in our shop with this set of chisels everyone dropped what they were doing to take a look. They got a lot of attention. The...

Custom Scraper Shaves Plan

A few pieces of scrap some hardware and a cabinet scraper are all it takes to build a set of fine hand tools. Removing marks and ridges left over from machining and hand tool shaping can be a challenge. For many of these types of tasks we turn to a scraper shave. This...