Router Table Wall Cabinet

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...

Tuning Up a Block Plane

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...

Router Table

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...

Combination Router Table

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...

Custom Scraper Shaves

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...

Layout Gauges

Exotic wood and polished brass come together in a pair of handy layout tools. Layout is one of the first tasks in any woodworking project. These two shop-made layout gauges can help make that task easier and more accurate. The two gauges work as a team to handle both...

Shop-Made Hand Planes

With a few simple tools and step-by-step techniques you can make a pair of heirloom-quality planes. This shop-made smoothing plane holds to a grand tradition. With a hefty iron and a wedge to hold it in place it performs like a classic antique plane but can easily be...

Make a Fixed-Width Panel Raising Plane

A panel raising plane may be a tricky build however you will be thankful for having it as it will give you accurate and even results in future projects – not to mention the satisfaction of accomplishing the task will be worth it alone. This Popular Woodworking...

Make a Shapely Bowsaw

A bowsaw is a useful tool to have in the shop for cutting fret wood and curves. With this step by step instruction from Bill Anderson you will be able to create your very own. This Popular Woodworking Magazine article by Willard “Bill” Anderson teaches you...

Folding Router Table

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...