Better Finger Joints Plan

A joint that was once strictly utilitarian has become a centerpiece of modern design. A joint that was once strictly utilitarian has become a centerpiece of modern design. Discover several methods to make this distinctive joint – including an easy-to-make jig....

Jig Journal: Flush-Cutting Table Saw Jig Plan

An end to the troublesome task of trimming solid-wood edging. A solid wood edge on a plywood shelf is a good idea–until it’s time to trim the solid wood down to the plywood. This simple jig lets you use your stack dado set and table saw to make the process...

Jig Journal: Router Dado Jig Plan

Make accurate dadoes to fit any thickness material without spending a fortune. Make accurate dadoes to fit any thickness material without spending a fortune. This simple jig and a few tricks make it simple. What you get: Step-by-step photos Advice on building Helpful...

Arts & Mysteries: Making & Using Sawhorses Plan

If you are going to be doing a significant amount of sawing by hand you are going to need to buy or build a good set of sawhorses. If you are going to be doing a significant amount of sawing by hand you are going to need to buy or build a good set of sawhorses. This...

Woodworking Essentials Ch 1: Fixed-base Router Plan

Get a complete course in routers with our seven-part series on this remarkable versatile power tool. Get a complete course in routers with our seven-part series on this remarkable versatile power tool. In the first installment we give you everything you need to know...

Jig Journal: 50-cent Band Saw Fence Plan

Sometimes the best jigs are the simplest. Sometimes the best jigs are the simplest. You probably have a perfectly good band saw fence sitting in your scrap bin. Robert Lang shows you that a block of wood can be an effective band saw fence. He also discusses the issue...

Woodworking Essentials Ch 1: Intro to the Table Saw Plan

Our seven-part series begins with an in-depth look at the basics of table saw setup including advice about which saw to buy and loads of tips and tricks. Our seven-part series begins with an in-depth look at the basics of table saw setup including advice about which...

Jig Journal: Table Saw Tenon Jig Plan

With five pieces of wood and a clamp you can make vertical cuts safely. Our new column on simple useful jigs debuts with an accurate safe and dependable jig for making tenons on the table. It only takes five pieces of wood a little time and costs next to nothing. What...

Jig Journal: Simple Panel-cutting Sled Plan

This jig carries its share of work while increasing the usefulness of your table saw. A few pieces of wood and a little bit of geometry and you have a useful practical and simple to make jig that allows you to accurately cut wide pieces on your table saw. What you...

Woodworking Essentials Ch 7: Advanced Router Techniques Plan

Our seven-part series on routers concludes with a chapter devoted to a number of the expert-level functions you can perform with your router. Our seven-part series on routers concludes with a chapter devoted to a number of the expert-level functions you can perform...