The Well-Clamped Work Table
When you make a table for a portable workbench with a clamping top, bevel the edges of the auxillary table’s cleats at 10 degrees.
Far-Reaching Stop Block
Slide a stop block on the rod between pairs of washers and Wing-Nuts, and use it to cut a number of boards to the same length.
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Cut strips of router or carpet pad and stick them on the bottom of workbench legs with double-faced tape. Now your workbench won’t slide around.
Store Spray Paint in a Wine Box
Wine boxes are great for storing spray paint. The interior dividers are sized just right for the narrow cans, and the colorful lids of the spray…
Band Saw Dust Port
Hook the dust collector hose to a reducer mounted on a band saw’s lower cover to collect dust and make clean up easier in the shop.
Here’s a featherboard that locks into your table saw’s miter slot so you don’t have to fumble with clamps to hold it in place.
Easy-to-Find Drill-Driver Bits
You know you have the right-size driver head, spade bit, socket driver, bit extension or Vix bit—but where? Now you can work more e-fish-ently…
Farewell, Planer Snipe
A “snipe” is a long, shallow trough that gets carved into boards an inch or two from the trailing end just before a board exits a thickness…
‘Clamping’ With Clay
Check out a cushy way to make glue repairs on small or delicate objects without having to hold them together by hand until the glue dries.
Table Saw Fence Sheath
It’s a lot easier to crosscut boards on a table saw or use the surface as a workbench without the fence in the way. But where do you put it?
Scrap Hole for Your Miter Saw
If you keep your miter saw on a workbench, cut a hole in the top next to the saw. Every time you have a chunk of waste, drop it through the…