8 ideas to make your bench work harder
Bob Van Dyke demonstrates how to precisely set your router table fence for perfectly centered groove.
Mike Pekovich's simple stand holds the work for every step of the dovetailing process.
This setup solves the problem of vacuum hoses getting in the way when using power…
Machinist's tool serves as crosscut stop on tablesaw and also as a quick and precise setup device elsewhere in the shop.
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March 9, 2020
Online extras from Workshop Solutions, a special publication by FineWoodworking Bob Van Dyke’s Essential Stop Blocks Stop blocks help you cut parts more accurately and more consistently. Bob shows…
March 5, 2020
Replacing the top nut with a wingnut makes adjustments easy
February 27, 2020
Nonslip surface keeps diamond plates and waterstones from slipping.
February 20, 2020
A toothed stop stabilizes awkward work, while a flat bar on the other side makes changing and repositioning boards easier.
February 13, 2020
Big, rolling table handles sheet goods, making them easier to break down with a track saw. A pivoting lift bracket and locking wheels add to its worth.
February 10, 2020
It's easy to think of dust collection as a "nice to have." After all, sweeping up sawdust with a broom works to keep the shop clean, and you don't mind…
February 4, 2020
Megan Fitzpatrick builds a pair of versatile saw benches to make it easier to crosscut and rip boards, drill, finish, help support workpieces, and more.
January 29, 2020
Chairmaker Russ Filbeck demonstrates how he gets his drawknives and carving gouges sharp in short order using abrasive belts and a rubber lapidary wheel on his grinder.
January 16, 2020
Tables give guidelines when you're mixing shellac in small portions
January 15, 2020
Make a chisel plane using a sharp chisel or plane iron in a honing guide.
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