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...

The Return of Roubo

The Roubo workbench one of the best-looking workbench designs is also the simplest to build and most useful no matter if you have a love affair with your plunge router or your router plane. In the 18th century it was common for the workrooms and living areas of a home...

Pirate Chest

Masonry nails and two XXL leather belts impart the “arghh!” in this build. Masonry nails and two XXL leather belts impart the ‘arghh!’ in this build. This “pirate chest” is really just a simple box. What gives it appeal is the curved top which is...

Routing Essentials

The Woodsmith Technique Collection: Routing Essentials contains everything you need to know for safe and accurate routing. This collection includes detailed techniques you can use to add a decorative edge to your projects with a hand-held router. It’s a breeze...

Ripping Essentials

This technique collection contains everything you need to know for safe and accurate rip cuts on your table saw every time. We show you the important safety tools and techniques you’ll need for safer rip cuts on your table saw. Get essential information you need...

Gent’s Chest

A simple box for household tools. This project is an adaptation of a 19th-Century Gentleman’s Tool Chest typically containing a set of fancy household tools. This example is made simpler by the use of dimensional lumber nailed butt joints and applied moulding –...

Tool Caddy

If you’re looking for the ultimate in handy-dandy tool chests this one will surely fit the bill. If you’re looking for the ultimate in handy-dandy tool chests this one will surely fit the bill. Inspired by the suitcase-like chests popular in the...