• Benchtop Router Table

    UPDATE: I had no intention on making plans for this but a lot of people have requested them. For those wh ...

    UPDATE: I had no intention on making plans for this but a lot of people have requested them. For those who are interested, click here for a detailed set of plans. I often get asked something along the ...

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  • Studio Camera Stand

    My first real job out of high school was in a photography studio in a furniture factory. The company real ...

    My first real job out of high school was in a photography studio in a furniture factory. The company realized it was much less expensive in the long run to build a studio and hire a professional photo ...

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  • A Shooting Board

    Everyone can benefit from having a hand plane in their shop even if you, like me, are primarily a power t ...

    Everyone can benefit from having a hand plane in their shop even if you, like me, are primarily a power tool user. And anyone who has a hand plane in their shop can benefit from a shooting board. They ...

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  • $16 Twin Screw Vise

    Woodworking has quite a few milestone moments or moments that you specifically remember for some reason. ...

    Woodworking has quite a few milestone moments or moments that you specifically remember for some reason. I remember when I made my first vise I felt like it was such a game changer. Not necessarily be ...

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  • Shop Table From 1 Sheet of Plywood

    A few weeks ago (a few more than a few) I made the drive to Green Bay, Wisconsin, to collaborate on a few ...

    A few weeks ago (a few more than a few) I made the drive to Green Bay, Wisconsin, to collaborate on a few projects with April Wilkerson of Wilkerdos.com and Nick Ferry of Nick Ferry.com. We ended up b ...

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  • Clamp Rack – Version 2

    The purpose of making a “shop project” is to either increase efficiency and organization or to make the w ...

    The purpose of making a “shop project” is to either increase efficiency and organization or to make the work space more inviting and enjoyable to be in. Some of those shop projects don't work out in t ...

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  • Restoring a Hand Plane – Stanley Bailey #5

    The more I use hand planes the more I value their place in a woodshop. Any woodshop. Even if your primary ...

    The more I use hand planes the more I value their place in a woodshop. Any woodshop. Even if your primary use is power tools there are areas where hand planes can benefit your work flow. Often times t ...

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  • Leg Vise on a 2×4 Workbench

    When I started woodworking I often dreamed of a solid woodworking workbench that had a few heavy duty vis ...

    When I started woodworking I often dreamed of a solid woodworking workbench that had a few heavy duty vises installed. It wasn't until about 7 years into woodworking that I made a nice woodworking wor ...

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  • Workbench Leg Vise

    I built my workbench back in January of this year (2016). I love it. It's my favorite station in my shop ...

    I built my workbench back in January of this year (2016). I love it. It's my favorite station in my shop and my go-to area every time I enter the shop. My favorite feature on the workbench is a homema ...

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  • Mobile Air Cleaner Cart

    Often times it takes a bad situation for you to make some necessary corrective changes. This is definitel ...

    Often times it takes a bad situation for you to make some necessary corrective changes. This is definitely one of them. While I've had the intentions of making an air cleaner for my shop for a while n ...

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  • How To Make A Bar Stool or a Shop Stool

    This project started out as......well nothing. It wasn't planned. While hanging out at Shawn Stone's shop ...

    This project started out as......well nothing. It wasn't planned. While hanging out at Shawn Stone's shop with a few friends I happened to have my camera with me so we decided to knock out a quick vid ...

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  • Making a Hand Tool Wall

    The primary reason for me to make my workbench was that I started to have more interest into working with ...

    The primary reason for me to make my workbench was that I started to have more interest into working with hand tools. And having a dedicated workbench specifically for hand tools has proven to be an a ...

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  • Mobile Lathe Cart

    This project is a good example of how awesome the woodworking community is and also a good example of the ...

    This project is a good example of how awesome the woodworking community is and also a good example of the power of the internet. For about a year now I've been saying “I'll get a lathe some day.” For ...

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  • Building a Shop Air Cleaner

    It's always fun to work with someone else in the shop. Especially when the project can be knocked out in ...

    It's always fun to work with someone else in the shop. Especially when the project can be knocked out in a day or less. For this project I had the help of Shawn Stone from Stone And Sons Workshop on Y ...

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  • Quick and Easy Workbench Cabinet

    It's been a month since I built my workbench and I absolutely love it. I still consider myself more of a ...

    It's been a month since I built my workbench and I absolutely love it. I still consider myself more of a power tool guy but recently my method of taking a break from the computer during long editing s ...

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  • Easy, Strong, Huge Pipe Clamp Workbench Vise

    A few years ago I made a sliding moxon vise out of two 1/2” pipe clamps and some scrap plywood in the sho ...

    A few years ago I made a sliding moxon vise out of two 1/2” pipe clamps and some scrap plywood in the shop. As a vise, it worked very well. Both jaws were made from laminating plywood together and it ...

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  • Rolling Plywood Cart

    Henry Ford once said “Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” Or ...

    Henry Ford once said “Failure is simply an opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” Or something close to it. I've seen several different versions of the quote so I'm not sure which ...

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  • Universal Clamp Rack

    Just two more shop projects that I want to knock out before starting in on a bookcase for my wife. The fi ...

    Just two more shop projects that I want to knock out before starting in on a bookcase for my wife. The first one is a clamp rack for the pile of unorganized clamps that I have been neglecting for way ...

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  • Modified Paulk Workbench

    When I built my last workbench, assembly table, oufeed table combo I was in a shop about half the size of ...

    When I built my last workbench, assembly table, oufeed table combo I was in a shop about half the size of the shop I am in today. I made it to fit that space and with materials I had on hand. Since mo ...

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  • Wasted Space Garage Storage Shelves

    We haven't been in our house for a full year yet and I'm already looking for alternative storage options. ...

    We haven't been in our house for a full year yet and I'm already looking for alternative storage options. When we were looking for houses my wife and I agreed that I get to do what I want to the garag ...

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  • Plywood Storage Rack For My Shop

    Shop organization and improvement is a never ending process. I've got my lumber rack wall and miter saw s ...

    Shop organization and improvement is a never ending process. I've got my lumber rack wall and miter saw station wall pretty well organized so this week I tackled last wall remaining. I have a lot of i ...

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  • Perfect Cuts With A Circular Saw Track

    With previous jobs I had I always looked forward to the times where I could do nothing. Just sit around a ...

    With previous jobs I had I always looked forward to the times where I could do nothing. Just sit around and relax. Now that I work for myself I can't stand sitting still. Regardless of if it is for my ...

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  • Super Simple Stop Block For a Miter Saw Station

    I had every intention to not make a video this week and instead focus on my miter saw station plans. But ...

    I had every intention to not make a video this week and instead focus on my miter saw station plans. But there's only so much sitting in front of a computer and working on plans that anyone can take. ...

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  • Miter Saw Station Storage Boxes and Drawer Fronts

    FINALLY! The construction of the miter saw station is complete. And it feels really good to say that. The ...

    FINALLY! The construction of the miter saw station is complete. And it feels really good to say that. These past three weeks have been pretty hectic with not only building the project itself but also ...

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  • Adding Storage Drawers To The Miter Saw Station

    Drawers! Drawers! Drawers! I love using drawers for storage. I mentioned in my end of 2013 shop tour in m ...

    Drawers! Drawers! Drawers! I love using drawers for storage. I mentioned in my end of 2013 shop tour in my last shop that if I were to start over with a new shop I would use drawers every chance I cou ...

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  • Miter Saw Station Cabinets and Work Surface

    I'm FINALLY getting around to making my dream miter saw station. I've been putting this project off for a ...

    I'm FINALLY getting around to making my dream miter saw station. I've been putting this project off for a while for two reasons. I wanted to make sure that this was the final design I would settle on. ...

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  • Making A Metal Vise From Square Tubing

    Long before I made my first woodworking project I learned to weld. I've never owned a welder but for the ...

    Long before I made my first woodworking project I learned to weld. I've never owned a welder but for the past 14 or so years I've always had access to a welder. Before I moved to the city where I live ...

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  • Super Simple Single Blade Box Joint Jig

    Box joints, or finger joints, are really strong joints. And they aren't too complicated either. They are ...

    Box joints, or finger joints, are really strong joints. And they aren't too complicated either. They are basically interlocking teeth that, typically, have the same size teeth as they do spacing in be ...

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  • Adjustable Router Table Fence

    My new router table is now complete and quite honestly I'm not surprised at how awesome the entire setup ...

    My new router table is now complete and quite honestly I'm not surprised at how awesome the entire setup works. The router lift, extension table, dust collection, and fence all work according to my ex ...

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  • Making A Table Saw Extension Wing For A Router Lift

    Last week I built my quick release router lift and this week I made an extension wing for my table saw to ...

    Last week I built my quick release router lift and this week I made an extension wing for my table saw to mount the router lift to. If you haven't already you might want to check out that project befo ...

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  • Quick Action Lever Router Lift

    The idea for a quick action router lift started a few months back. Since then I've made three working pro ...

    The idea for a quick action router lift started a few months back. Since then I've made three working prototypes to work out the bugs. Lift number four is what I will call the final design. It's a qui ...

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  • Incredibly Easy Beam Compass

    While walking the tool aisles at my local box store I can't help but think of how many commercially avail ...

    While walking the tool aisles at my local box store I can't help but think of how many commercially available tools there are that are really easy to make yourself. Not always will making it yourself ...

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  • DIY Mobile Stand Up Computer Desk

    I've been wanting to get a computer in the shop for various reasons for the past couple years now. At my ...

    I've been wanting to get a computer in the shop for various reasons for the past couple years now. At my previous residence it wasn't a huge concern because I didn't have a decent wifi signal to sync ...

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  • Make a Shopvac and Cyclone Shop Cart

    For most of us there is always a constant battle to reduce wasted shop floor space. To me that's one piec ...

    For most of us there is always a constant battle to reduce wasted shop floor space. To me that's one piece of motivation for getting this project done. I've got a 12 gallon shopvac hooked up to a cycl ...

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  • Perfect Dados With A Router Dado Jig

    I've got an upcoming bookcase build that has me a little on the fence in regards to the joinery. One of t ...

    I've got an upcoming bookcase build that has me a little on the fence in regards to the joinery. One of the main reasons I use pocket holes for most of my projects is it's a way to create strong joint ...

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  • Table Saw Clutter Catcher Shelf

    I'm in the process of changing the shop layout a bit due to an upcoming miter saw station build. It makes ...

    I'm in the process of changing the shop layout a bit due to an upcoming miter saw station build. It makes the best sense to put the miter saw close to the lumber rack, which is where the table saw was ...

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  • Inexpensive Conduit Lumber Rack

    This project was not scheduled to happen this week. I was actually intending to make another piece of 2x4 ...

    This project was not scheduled to happen this week. I was actually intending to make another piece of 2x4 furniture but after getting the 2x4s in the shop I got frustrated with knowing that I would ha ...

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  • How To Make 4″ PVC Blast Gates

    And the dust collection saga continues. I have a feeling that once I get the dust collection completely s ...

    And the dust collection saga continues. I have a feeling that once I get the dust collection completely setup I might get a new dust collector that will require a change to the entire system. That's n ...

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  • Make An Air Compressor Or Welder Cart

    Occasionally I have to do quite a bit of welding at the apartment complex where I live. And making severa ...

    Occasionally I have to do quite a bit of welding at the apartment complex where I live. And making several trips to get everything needed to take it along the property is a bit of a pain in the rear. ...

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  • Splined Miter Table Saw Jig

    A standard mitered joint really isn't that strong of a joint. In a typical scenario the joint is an end g ...

    A standard mitered joint really isn't that strong of a joint. In a typical scenario the joint is an end grain to end grain glue connection. To make the connection stronger you can add what are called ...

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  • PERFECT Miters With A Table Saw Miter Sled

    One of the most annoying things to me in the world of woodworking is getting perfect miters on a miter sa ...

    One of the most annoying things to me in the world of woodworking is getting perfect miters on a miter saw. Sounds silly, right? I mean, a miter saw is supposed to cut miters. Most miter saws even com ...

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  • How To Make A Sliding Moxon Vise

    Now that I finally have an outfeed/assembly table to work on I could start to think about vise options. T ...

    Now that I finally have an outfeed/assembly table to work on I could start to think about vise options. Through the years I have had many different dedicated work surfaces but I have never had a vise. ...

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  • French Cleat Router Table

    UPDATE: I no longer use this table as it was specifically built for my last shop. After moving into my ne ...

    UPDATE: I no longer use this table as it was specifically built for my last shop. After moving into my new shop I designed something different. You can see my new homemade router lift here and the ext ...

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  • Adding Dust Collection To A Circular Saw

    Am I the only one who goes into the shop thinking I'm going to have plenty of time to knock out a project ...

    Am I the only one who goes into the shop thinking I'm going to have plenty of time to knock out a project only to realize I just spent 2 hours making another project that was totally unplanned?.... Di ...

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  • How To Make A French Cleat Pocket Hole Drill Charging Station

    This will be the last French cleat video for a little while. I've had a lot of fun organizing my shop but ...

    This will be the last French cleat video for a little while. I've had a lot of fun organizing my shop but I think I need to focus my attention away from the walls for a little bit. It is however my fa ...

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  • How To Make A French Cleat Hand Tool Holder

    French cleats are awesome. Just pure awesomeness. Everything I make from now on that will hang on the wal ...

    French cleats are awesome. Just pure awesomeness. Everything I make from now on that will hang on the wall will hang via french cleats. The ability to mix, match, and move whenever I need to is great. ...

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  • How To Make A French Cleat Saw Blade Storage Rack

    In my ongoing quest for a more organized shop I decided to put together a saw blade storage rack. It is a ...

    In my ongoing quest for a more organized shop I decided to put together a saw blade storage rack. It is another French cleat rack like my finishing supply rack and square holder. I'm totally sold on t ...

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  • How To Make A French Cleat Square Holder

    In my shop squares fall into the same category as pencils. You can never have enough because the instant ...

    In my shop squares fall into the same category as pencils. You can never have enough because the instant you need one they are nowhere to be found. They have little legs and decide to play hide and go ...

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  • How To Make A French Cleat Pocket Hole Finishing Supply Rack

    I had no clue I had as much spray paint as I did until I made this project. Traditionally I stored my spr ...

    I had no clue I had as much spray paint as I did until I made this project. Traditionally I stored my spray cans and other finishing supplies in standard kitchen size upper cabinets. Storing them in d ...

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  • How To Make A Drill Press Table

    I made this drill press table in about 6 hours. It features four long drawers for storage, an open center ...

    I made this drill press table in about 6 hours. It features four long drawers for storage, an open center shelf, an adjustable fence, and a sacrificial plate in the middle. The layout diagram shows th ...

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