The 100 Handiest Shop Tips
Check out a collection of some of our favorite workshop tips and DIY ideas through the years from readers and editors at The Family Handyman.
Skateboard Workshop Helper
A skateboard isn’t just useful for rolling through the park, it also makes a handy hauler on the fly. Just load it up with heavy items and…
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Pipe-Clamp Bench Vise
Increase your workshop’s vise-atility with a 1/2-in. pipe clamp screwed to one end of your workbench. It works like a third hand for all kinds…
Trim dowel plugs flush on fine furniture projects without scarring the adjacent surface.
Painting Gear Hangout
Organize your paint brushes, scrapers, roller frames, rags and paint cans with this shelf.
Here’s a great way to keep a featherboard anchored on your table saw.
Build this compass/ruler to trace every curve a project throws you.
Ferocious Miter Clamp
This customized spring clamp applies powerful force and stays put while the glue dries.
Tin Can Glue Bottle Storage
An empty tin can comes in handy for storing glue bottles upside down in the workshop. Storing glue upside down means you won’t have to wait (for…
Safer Blade Disposal
I don’t like tossing used blades, damaged nails and other sharp objects into the garbage can because they can slice open the trash bag and be…
Some of Our Favorite Shop Tips
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