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Upgrade your clamps, the simple way

Upgrade your clamps, the simple way

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  Often, when you need to clamp two pieces of wood, you need to put the clamps next to a surface, where you cannot easily turn the handle and put the pressure on the clamp. I made a small...

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My first CNC Machine

My first CNC Machine

This was my first design for a home built CNC router. The project took about 4 months to complete and a little longer to create my first project which was a simple address plaque. There were small...

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ToolBox - From FWW Plans - Tim Killen Design

ToolBox - From FWW Plans - Tim Killen Design

I thought I would post this since I just saw Tim Killen's post in the Design/Click/Build Blog where he used this plan of his to demonstrate how to draw a Craftsman style chamfered peg in...

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Lazy Stephen Tool Turntable

"Lazy Stephen" Tool Turntable

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I call this the "Lazy Stephen". It's a modified version of a turntable plan I came across. I don't think I have followed ANY plan to the exact "jot or tittle". I tend to find ways to wrest the...

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Champfer / Bevel Adjustable Planer Jig

Champfer / Bevel Adjustable Planer Jig

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I needed away to put a slight bevel on a wide board to taper from 3/4" thickness to 1/4" or anywhere between.  I came up with this solution for about $30.  I wanted to be able to adjust the...

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Router table

Router table

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Oak router table with box-jointed drawers & raised panel drawer fronts.

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My Garage in a perfect world

My Garage in a perfect world

This would be the layout of my shop, if I were to miraculously win the lottery...and if we decided not to move afterward. :-)  The Shop Planner is a pretty neat tool to help you visualize how...

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Scrub Plane, Wooden Bodied

Scrub Plane, Wooden Bodied

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  For Christmas I had a scrub plane blade on my list from Ron Hock.  Santa gave me the 1 1/2" wide x 4 1/2" long, radiused blade that Ron sells on his website.  I used parts of his...

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Shop-made Combo Drum Sander

Shop-made Combo Drum Sander

What more can you ask from an home-made drum sander that reduces stock very fast, sands surfaces and edges very flat and smooth with little dust problems. Full details, lots of photos, some...

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Garage Shop

Garage Shop

A great shop layout for a double car garage

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2B or not 2B

2B or not 2B

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Furniture maker Tom Fidgen shares some thoughts about this all to often, overlooked tool in the wood shop. Good design starts right here.

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Saw Horses

Saw Horses

I stopped by a local saw mill and saw a bunch of these short thick blocks of pine.  I knew right when I saw them what they were for: saw horses. I tried a tusked tenon on the first and then...

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Fantasy Shop

Fantasy Shop

I try to line my equipment up so it can be used as an out feed table if necessary, Planer being the same height as the workbenchs etc.  I have to raise the heights of some of the equipment to...

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My Little Dream Shop

My Little Dream Shop

I am limited on space so the tools here are the ideal ones I would put to the most use. I have only be doing wood working seriously for about 10 months but the addiction is increasing.

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Tool-shopping tips for flea market fanatics

Tool-shopping tips for flea market fanatics

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Here's a few quick tips on shopping for chisels and other hand tools at flea markets and garage sales.

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Simple tip for precise glue-ups

Simple tip for precise glue-ups

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Heres' a great way to dial in perfect glue-ups when accuracy is a necessity.

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Daves Workshop

Dave's Workshop

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After I retired I moved to Muskoka and built my 28 x 40 dream shop. It has hydronic radiant floor heating that keeps me warm in the winter and a 10 foot ceiling that allows for larger...

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The Perfect Marking Knife, at Last!

The Perfect Marking Knife, at Last!

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Collaboration with a blacksmith yields a beautiful, functional marking knife

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tool chest

tool chest

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I've made many tool chest in my life... The problem is that I can't make the right one... Or they're too heavy 0r they're too small. Or they're impractical... I'm so tired of it that I think my next...

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Handmade A13 Infill Plane

Handmade A13 Infill Plane

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I started collecting hand planes years ago and fell in love with the infill planes of the past.  I also could not believe the beauty of some of the new planes on the market such as the Hotley...

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