Jig Journal: Simple Panel-cutting Sled

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...

The Shop Box System

Four space-saving modules help you saw and assemble projects. Based on clever ergonomic forumlas two simple boxes and a set of I-beams will make your woodshop a better place to work. What you get: Step-by-step photos Advice on building Helpful illustrations Buy Now!...

Working Small

Ripping and routing small pieces doesn’t have to be dangerous or difficult. Ripping and routing small pieces doesn’t have to be dangerous or difficult. Two simple jigs will save you lots of frustration – and maybe even your fingers. Includes step...

Jig Journal: Draw Perfect Arcs

A simple method to draw large arcs without knowing the radius and a reliable no-math method of finding the center and radius of an arc. A simple method to draw large arcs without knowing the radius and a reliable no-math method of finding the center and radius of an...

Jig Journal: Shop-made Mortise Jig

You don’t need fancy tools or a special machine to create a traditional joint. Precise mortises can be made quickly with this simple jig and a plunge router. You won’t spend long building the jig either. What you get: Step-by-step photos Advice on building...

Woodworking Essentials Ch 4: Router Joinery

Our seven-part series on routers continues with everything you need to know about all the joints that can be made using a router. Our seven-part series on routers continues with everything you need to know about all the joints that can be made using a router. With...

Woodworking Essentials Ch 4: Customize Table Saw

Learn to soup up your existing table saw or customize your new one with accessories. Learn to soup up your existing table saw or customize your new one with accessories. In return you’ll have a safer more accurate and easier-to-use machine. Plus a shop-made saw...

Crosscut Essentials

This technique collection contains everything you need to know for accurate crosscuts on the table saw time after time. This collection includes the Woodsmith table saw set-up guide for aligning and squaring your saw blade plus checking the accuracy of your miter...

Arts & Mysteries: Making & Using 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. 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...

Jig Journal: 50-cent Band Saw Fence

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...