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076 Portable Dovetail Spline Jig

Whenever I make a mitered box or frame I usually add simple splines to reinforce the miter joints. I was looking for something different and came up with a jig to cut dovetail slots on the corners. This project is not really about the box (however it is a nice looking box) :). It’s really […]

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078 Router Bit Storage Cabinet

Router Bit Storage This router bit storage cabinet was designed in an arts and crafts style with updated joinery. The carcass and shelves are locked together using linear (sliding) dovetails. The top and bottom case parts extend past the edges of the main box by ¾” on the sides and ¼” past the glass door. […]

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056 Torsion Box Assembly Table

Torsion Box TableWhen I built this torsion box assembly table for my shop, I wanted an table that would serve many purposes. The table was built so I could have an area that I knew was flat to give me a place to assemble projects. It is difficult to produce square projects if you don’t […]

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069 Horizontal Router V2

Horizontal Router Table V2 Looking for a simple, easy to build, and even easier to operate horizontal router table? This version of the horizontal router table is very simple to construct using leftover materials in your shop. Cut two panels of Baltic birch plywood 16 x 16, a tabletop and a box for dust collection […]

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064 Coping Sled Jig

Shop-made tool The coping jig sled is a basic design that I saw advertised commercially for $90.00. I felt it could be built in the shop for $15 – 20.00 including the cost of this inexpensive plan 🙂 so I drew it up. The advantage I see with this style of jig as opposed to the […]

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045 First Workbench:

Your First Workbench Every workshop requires a workbench of some sort. Providing an area that is relatively flat and will hold your work piece steady so it can be worked on. If you fairly new to the craft you will require a work area for both hand and machine work that is stable and flat. […]

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040 Wall Hung Tool Chest

Tool Organizer This wall hung tool organizer is one of the most useful projects I have ever built for the shop. You will be amazed for such a small footprint the amount of tools you can safely store in this cabinet. It like having a separate room for your tools. In addition, being wall hung  […]

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037 Horizontal Router

Deluxe Horizontal Routing Table This horizontal routing table project has been one of my most popular designs. Easy to build and even easier to use. It makes a great addition to any shop. If you have purchased any type of molding or baseboard these days you will realize the value of this shop made horizontal […]

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016 Workbench: Sturdy and Inexpensive

Inexpensive Workbench Everyone requires a solid workbench during their woodworking years. This small bench is relatively inexpensive to build, yet strong enough to handle both hand tool and/or machine work. As a bonus if you build it at the correct height is makes a great out-feed table for your tablesaw. Standard 2 x 4 base […]