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Woodworking Projects You Can Make with Just a Jigsaw

A jigsaw is one of the most useful tools in your shop. It can take any curve you throw at it while also having the ability to rip a perfectly straight line. These six woodworking projects are perfect for practicing your jigsaw skills while making something cool.

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Laptop Computer StandFamily Handyman

Portable Laptop Computer Stand

Laptop computers are unmatched for portability, but they’re lacking in ergonomics. A good laptop stand helps, but they can be pricey and cumbersome, which detracts from portability. Instead, you can make your own stand that collapses down to a very portable size—and for a fraction of the cost!

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Air Compressor Cart

Effortlessly wheel your air compressor where it’s needed. No need for second trips to fetch hoses, tools and fasteners, they are all self contained in this handy, easy-to-build cart.

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Basic Foot Stool

Use a jigsaw to create this simple stool, and dress it up with a round-over router bit. Round-over bits have a way of making jigsaw cuts look smoother, straight cuts look straighter, cheap wood look classier and paint jobs look better. Round-over bits also make wood furniture more comfortable to sit on and touch. Check out our 11 tips for a comfortable reading nook.

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Stacking Totes

Have a couple of hours free this weekend? Build these stacking totes using 1/2-in. plywood and a jigsaw for an inexpensive and very useful solution for stowing toys, shoes, blankets and other clutter out of sight.

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Folding Stool

Build a few of these folding stools in an afternoon, and take them out camping or to sit around the fire pit in the evening!

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