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Perfect Miter Joints Every Time
Ensure gap-free miter joints when you’re edge-banding plywood. Before you cut the trim board...
Copy Center Project Patterns
Enlarging scaled-down woodworking patterns to full scale is a lot of work, and the results...
Tool Table Rejuvenation
Here’s a quick, two-step method for cleaning cast iron tables on power tools and...
Here’s a gripping, portable organizer for all those wrenches and sockets. Check out how...
Easy-to-Find Drill-Driver Bits
You know you have the right-size driver head, spade bit, socket driver, bit extension or...
Electric Carving Knife in the Shop
Got some rigid polyurethane foam, Styrofoam or soft upholstery foam you want to cut? Smuggle...
Here’s a featherboard that locks into your table saw’s miter slot so you...
Miter Saw Waste
Find a convenient place for scrap wood with this miter saw waste workshop tip. It'll...
Band Saw Dust Port
Hook the dust collector hose to a reducer mounted on a band saw’s lower...
Dust-Collectin’, Bit-Storin’ Router Fence
This router fence makes things easy in the workshop with its dust-collecting abilities and bit...
1-in. Stop Block for Multiple Cutoffs
When you have to crosscut a whole pile of short pieces to the same length,...
Euro-Hinge Drilling Jig
Discover this handy jig to make Euro-hinge drilling a breeze.
Most layout, assembly and finishing jobs in Travis’s shop happen on a 4 x 6-ft....
If a mosquito, housefly, strand of hair, a wood shaving or a speck of sawdust...
Poly Finish with No Runs, Drips or Bubbles
If the project you’re finishing features spindles, legs, nooks or crannies, switch from a...
Flawless Surface Prep
Anxious to put varnish on that freshly sanded project? Well, just hold on for a second!
Furniture Ding Fixers for Free
Fix dings and scratches on wood surfaces without spending a penny.
Title Your Finishing Cans
If you have 10 years’ worth of rectangular solvent and finish cans on your shelf, try...
Forget brushes when it comes to varnishing a ton of trim or big, flat areas...
Stay-Put Driver Bits
The only seemingly random—but in fact truly ingenious—setup we spotted during our tour...
Walking through the garage connected to Bruce’s shop, there were some riser blocks supporting...
50 Things You Never Knew You Could Do With Toothpaste
Toothpaste will keep your smile in great shape but it's also pretty handy in cleaning...
30 Ways to Revolutionize Your Kitchen Space
A kitchen space might feel tight but there are a number of ways to open...
12 Things You Can Do in the Garden Now
The calendar might read winter but spring is just around the corner. Get your garden...
Bifocal Safety Glasses
Your farsighted woodsmith would no doubt love a pair of bifocal safety glasses—no more...
Drill Press Table
This well-designed drill press table will transform it into a woodworker’s dream. The 4-sq....
Retractable Air Hose Reel
Homemade Lathe Calipers
When you’re turning spindles and you need to check the diameter, does it bug...
Adjustable dust control
This shop vacuum hose holder will serve you well. Use it to hold the sander...
Tips from a furniture maestro
Check out woodworker Dave Munkittrick’s finishing tips, which are the fruit of careful thought...
Three-penny crosscut sled
Any true shop rat knows that the best tool for making perfectly square crosscuts isn’...
25 Trends in Home Decor for 2018
Curious about what is going to be popular in home décor for 2018? Check out...