Upgrading Your Garage Workshop
Tips for building the best workbench for auto and small engine repair. Build a grease gun holder and add a central vacuum system to your garage.
Workshop Tips and Helpers
Make your shop more efficient with these handyman tips and hacks
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Tips for a Tidy Workshop
Use these simple tips to make your workshop work smarter, cleaner, more efficient and more comfortable. Most of these tips use materials you…
Vacuum Attachment for Adjustable Dust Control
Tired of sawdust covering your workbench and woodworking tools? This adjustable vacuum hose holder attaches to the shop vacuum and can be rolled…
How to Remove Rust with Electrolysis
Electrolysis cleans away rust like magic, and you can set up a simple system in your shop with a battery charger and a few household items.
Homemade Penetrating Oil
Modern rust penetrants work great, but if you’re all out and don’t want to make a trip to the hardware store, this homemade…
Ken's Favorite Shop Tips
Looking for ways to work smarter in your woodshop? Family Handyman Editor in Chief Ken Collier has seen tips come and go over the decades. Here…
A Dream Motorcycle Workshop
Create a dream garage for your vehicles (and yourself) with snap-together polypropylene tiles, custom cabinets and work areas, space heat and…
Ridiculously Simple Shop Stool Plans
What's better than a simple stool project? A ridiculously simple one. Here are plans for a workshop stool you can make, inspired by that…
Best and Worst Garage Heaters
Need to heat your garage shop so you can work year-round? Several options are available, but the most efficient system is usually a gas-fired,…
Running Compressed Air Lines in a Shop
Want to add a compressor to your shop or garage? Learn what the best pipe materials are for a compressed air line— and what not to use.