Shop-Made Spokeshaves

There’s no better way to create smooth even curves than using a tool designed specifically for that purpose. And you can’t beat the satisfying results when it’s a tool you’ve made yourself. A spokeshave is the perfect choice for smoothing out a convex or concave...

Heirloom Brass Compass

Sharpen your skills by making this custom layout tool. Plus learn simple techniques for working with brass along the way. Made entirely from brass and steel this layout tool is sure to be the perfect addition to any shop. If the thought of working with brass and steel...

Sharpening Stone Storage Box

These sharp-looking boxes provide protection for your stones while keeping them handy whenever you need them. If you use sharpening stones frequently it’s important to keep them close at hand. The problem is if you leave them out they can get damaged or broken. The...

Precision Miter Square

Sharpen your skills by making this custom-designed layout tool and the etching on the blade will showcase your attention to detail. This miter square is simple to make from a piece of brass stock and wood. The wood handle features a brass end cap to help keep nicks...

Custom Brass Hammers

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...

Multi-Purpose Disk Sander

The large sanding disk and extended arbor makes any sanding or smoothing task a breeze. Getting smooth even curves can be tough to do by hand or with portable sanders. But after building this disk sander those hassles are a thing of the past. The top feature of the...

Custom Chisel Case

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...

Panel Saw

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...

Shop-Built Edge Sander

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...

Hand Plane

A simple design and a unique method of securing the blade makes building this plane an easy alternative to a traditional wood plane. A lot of woodworkers have an incurable weakness when it comes to hand planes — especially wood planes. There’s just something special...