Reference Marks

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Construction lumber and a weekends work are all it takes to build this workbench This one features a base made ofxs and

Woodworking Plans

111 wanted was a simple, heavy-duly workbench. Il had to be sturdy, have a large work surface, and I didn't want it to cost a lot. Arid I wanted to build it in a weekend. So one Saturday morning I went to the local lumberyard and by Sunday night my basic bench was complete. The base of the bench is made out of I )ouglas fir 2x4s. The top is a solid core door. 1 .umberyards ar.d building centers often have slightly damaged doors at a dis count. Or. you could make the top out of two pieces of SA...

SKM IrOP False Front

To align a false drawer front, i use double-sic'od carpet tape. A straiqhteriqp se ocross the legs helps portion the false front so there's a uniform qap when the frame is jddc-d to the top loter. With the base of the cabinet complete, it's time to bui'.d the case. The case is simply a square plywood box joined with rabbets. The main requirement was lliat it be big enough for hand-held power tools especially a circular saw. To build the ease, begin by cutting the case sides (3D mid lop...

Tool Cabinet

Power Tool Storage Cabinets

If your old tool cabinet is busting at the seams, here's one to consider that offers plenty of storage space. It has room for both hand tools and portable power tools. With just ahout every square inch inside being used for storage, this Tool Cabinet should last me a wlule. (Now all I need is a larger licit.) ike the belt around my waist, my existing lool cabinet seems to keep shrinking in size. So recently. I dccidcd to build a bigger, beller cabinet for my shop. And this one had to he large...

Modifying a pade

The turntable (J), top < N). orid bottom (N)e ch hove a 1 -dia. hole in them to pipe through these pSix.es. i lowcver, I wonted the wood collar Works (L) to fit closely orourvd the pipe. But I ran into a snag when t come time to drill the hoies iri lite collars. There wasn't a spade bit avail-dble tlidt mulched the I' ik outsice diameter of the pipe. So I modified d larger (1 W'-cia.) spade bit by filing live sides urilil il was the correct < 70 lo ensure thot the l> t is balanced anc...

Circle Cutting

Wood Shop Tool Placement

The odier liand helps move die jig smoothly and keeps it pressed against the work-piece (see drawing). edging. Once the strike plates are screwed in place, the next step is to wrap a thin (' *) strip of hardboard edging (K) around the curved part of the turntable. This edging is a little taller (wider) than the thickness of the turntable. This way, it forms a lip that will keep tools and materials from falling off the turntable's edge. One thing to notice...

An easytomake work surface placed across two of the bins serves as a workbench The hardboard top can easily be removed

HOTE vp.FW OASl 10 tocc lilhs beforf ADDMT. HAflOGOARD COVLR L leng riTi< 2) V.-.x US i < M Shcninm(2> V x1V, (8) Nu. x 1 v< * Fhwwdscraws (3) J(1 ' ') Hash ngib Start by culling a base (J) from plywood to a width of IS. Ibis allows for a 1 jt overftang on I he front and back (see detail 'a' in drawing), l'o provide some knee room between the bins. 1 cut my base to a length of 72. You ean make yours longer or shorter to lit your space. A hardboard cover (K) is cut to the same size as...

Urn unused space above your bead into storage for your lumber supply Xh a three easy racks youll be able lo slore even

Setting Lap Joists

About once a month or so. 1 have to take a full day lo clean up and organize my workshop. It's usually rhe day after I've had trouble finding a particular tool (like my tabic saw) because ir's buried under piles oi lumber aud cutoffs. In a small shop, one of the reasons a mess starts lo accumulate is bccause there is so little storage space particularly for lumber. Most of my wall and floor space is already spoken for. As I mulled over the problem. 1 realized that just like a crowded city,...

Table saw accessories should be stored our of the way yet close at hand while you work This cabinet provides just the

It's uo secret that the table saw is the workhorse of most shops. Whether culling pieces to size or forming joinery. I'd he lost without my table saw. But to do all tliat work the table saw requires a number of accessories, from the rip fence and miter gauge to different types of blades and the wrench used to change them. To keep these items close at hand. 1 built a cabinet that hangs on the side of my table saw. taking advantage of the space below the table extension. RIP FENCE STORAGE. When 1...

Stop For Long Stock

Eagle Chain Saw Carving Plan

To make repeat cuts ou stock longer than the fence rails. 1 added an optional stop (see photo). It's similar to the station's fence system, except that it fits under the left wing. The optional slop consists of a rod clamp (R) and a two-piece stop (S. T) (see drawing).These two parts are connected with a Vs-diameter steel rod. Note I wanted to be able to store the stop in the ease and still get the maximum extension. ik> 1 cut the steel rod to a length of 22. To mount the slop, position it...

Whether ripping at the table saw or sanding airborne dust is a nuisance for all woodworkers Heres an inexpensive

You know, it doesn't take too much sawing or sanding to kick up a lot of dust. And a shop full ofairburrie dust is not a good place to work. air filter. lhcrc is a way to get rid ol airborne dust before it reaches your lungs. Professional shops often lutve a separate filter unit tluit will remove potentially harmful shop dust from the air. Unfortunately, these units are pretty expensive. So I designed a heavy duty Shop Air Filter that uses three lurnaee filters to clean the air. lhere are two...

Rack Mounting OptlOh

The lumber rack can be wall-mounted or fastened 10 exposed ceiling joists. wall. If you're mounting the rack to a finished wall, rhe first thing you need to do is locate the studs. Then drill pilot holes through the arms, and screw each rack to a stud with lag screws and washers (Fig. l)- f you're mounting the lumber rack to a concrete or block wall, be sure to use the appropriate anchors aud bolls lo support the weight. CEIUNG. The rack can alio be hung from the ceiling (Fig. 2). For this, all...

For Leveiere

Wood Shop Power Tools

To compensate for an uneven fluor, I added five levelers to the base. 15ut these aren't just any levelers. Tlieir unique design allows each outside corner ol the base to be leveled independently. Kaeh leveler consists of two parts a thick mounting block that attaches to the bottom of the base and an adjustable foot Fig.5 . By turning a bolt that passes through the center of each part, you can mise or lower the foot see Shop Tip at left . mounting block. Hie weight of the MIM-' combined with a...

Router Bit Cabinet

Workshop Cabinet Diagram

Box joints at the corners of this cabinet let you show off your craftsmanship. Inside there's room for up to twenty router bits, plus a handy drawer to hold accessories. Considering he price of router bits these days, it just makes sense to invest the time to protect tliem. T-us cabinet is designed to organize your bits while safeguarding them, too. SPACING. The bits an spaced apart and held upright in a pair of shelves see photo . Since the bits can't bump into each other as they used to when...

This compact router table has a large top with wings that fold away making it compact and easy to store The

Sliding Top For Router Tables

Not every shop luis room for a large, stationary router table. That's the reason 1 like this Benchtop Router Table. Instead of taking up valuable floor space, the router table simply clamps to a bench. And once a job is completed, it folds up into a compact box that's stored neatly out ol the way sec inset photo . With the router table folded up. it's only about as big as a picnic basket. But don't let its small size fuol yuu. LARGE TABLE. The wings on each side of the router...

This vertical work station makes gluing up solid wood panels easier It also doubles as a clamp storage rack and when

Using Pipe Clamps For Woodworking

Cluing up a solid wouO panel with pipe clamps standing on end looks a bit unorthodox. Rut it worksgreaL And with this vertical Glue-Up Station to support the clamps, the whole glue-up process is simplified considerably. clamp storage. For example, you'll never have to drag heavy pipe clamps around the shop again. Tluit's because the Glue-Up Station also doubles as a clamp storage rack. work surfaces. With a row of clamps on each side of the station, there are two flat work...

This portable saw station makes your miter saw work even harder It combines extension wings for long stock with a stop

Miter Saw Station

Every time i looked at my power extension wings. To support long fence system. Most miter saws lencos miter saw. I'd diitik about building workpieoes, I designed a voir of extension are too short making it hard to position a work station for it somethingto wings that altach to the ends of the long workpieces. So I added a pair of rails support long stock. with a system for station. For portability, these wings out to extend the fences. I also added a stop making repeat cuts accurately. be...

By clamping to the drill press column this caddy uses wasted space to keep your bits and other accessories close at

Plan Bookcase

Storing drill bits and accessories in a place convenient to iny drill press has always been a problem. It's nice to be able to put lbem in a drawer or cabinet below the tool. That way, they're kept clean and organized. Rut if you're using a Door-model drill press, there isn't room to put a drawer. A tray mounted to the drill press is more convenient, but you run the risk of liaving tilings fall off. or of sweeping away drill bits along with the shavings. To solve this problem. I combined the...

A spinning carousel on top and a rotating turntable beloiv provide easy access to all your power tools Spacious drawers

Rotating Top Tool Caddy

Vtr never met .1 home woodworker yet who had loo much space 11 the workshop. Maybe dial explains why they're always looking for ways to use the space that is available as efficiently as possible. One of the most useful, space-saving ideas I've come up with is this Revolving Tool Station. Basically, it's a rotating tool sland that provides easy access to a number of benchtop tools in a small amount of space. tool station.This station has a footprint that only takes up about eleven square feet of...

Adjustable Miter Fence

Wall Hung Tool Cabinets

One of the best accessories 1 have for my table saw is an adjustable fence for my miter gauge Fig. . I designed a holder on the Saw Cabinet to hold the miter gauge with a fence. The fence is made of two interlocking parts a short rabbeted top piece that's screwed to the miter gauge. And a long, rabbeted bottom piece with a tall face glued to its front. When the machine screws are tightened, the long piece is pinched against the miter gauge. To make the fence, start by lipping a piece of' -thick...

This cabinet isnt just some framed pegboard hung on the wall lis secret is revealed as you open the doors and find

Framed Pegboard

Hen I first showed this rack to a friend of mine, his uiitial reaction was short and sweet, Looks nice. But then I swung open the outer door to reveal two more pegboard panels inside. Ills eyebrows rose a bit. Then, when I swung the rear door open to reveal a fourth pegboard panel, plus storage on the wall behind the rack, he finally said, WnwT . Ml told, there is almost 22 square feet of pegboard and wall storage spa in this wall-mounted rack. And best of all, it takes up less than seven...