Workshop

Workshop ideas to create a well-organized workshop with plenty of storage space and workspace for all your do-it-yourself projects.

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  • Two Great Drill Press Jigs

    Add an adjustable fence to a drill press to make it a lot handier for woodworking projects! A fence is useful for drilling rows of precisely…

  • Spotlight for Woodworking

    Focus a beam of light on your layout lines when you’re doing work on a band saw or scroll saw. Grab a round base magnet with a hole in the…

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  • Dead-Center Drawer Handles

    Here’s a way to perfectly center drawer handles and mark them for drilling. Use a straightedge and light pencil lines to mark diagonals from the…

  • Nail Bed for Trim Painting

    Need to spray-paint or varnish a raft of trim pieces for that bedroom remodeling job? Here’s a cushy way to finish pieces without rotating them.

  • Airtight Finish Cans

    Glad Press’n Seal wrap can create an airtight seal on paint and finish cans. There’s no need to pound on the metal lid when you feel like…

  • No-Rock Chair

    Got a tippy wooden chair? Here’s the easy fix. Place the chair on a flat surface—a table-saw table works great—and rock the uneven sides out…

  • Blades on Board

    Use tape or twist ties to attach spare blades to the frames of a hacksaw and coping saw. When a blade breaks, you have to remember where you put…

  • Easy-to-Access Cordless Tool Chargers

    Mount charger stands for your cordless tools on scrap pieces of pegboard and hang them on a pegboard wall so they don’t become tangled on a…

  • Biscuit-Joining Workstation

    A table saw—with the blade retracted!—is the perfect spot for biscuit joining. The fence keeps the boards from sliding around while you’re…

  • Pencil Sanding Aid

    Here’s a great old tip that’s worth revisiting. Can’t tell where you’ve sanded and where you haven’t? Scribble light pencil lines over the…

  • Solo Plywood Transport

    You can easily move 4 x 8-ft. sheets of plywood by your lonesome with this plywood carrier. This carrier is designed for people of average…

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