Outfeed/Assembly Table: Part 1 – The Design

Outfeed/Assembly Part 1
For a while now I'v been meaning to rebuild my outfeed/assembly table due to the fact that it wasn't documented with video or plans when I made it a couple of years ago. So, now's the time to document it and make some changes that will improve the overall use. Watch the Video Here I started out planning...

Multipurpose Shop Cart

Multipurpose Shop Cart plan
I had a problem in the shop and we solved it... Continue reading to find out how. Click here to watch the build video! I noticed when I used the bandsaw, lathe, table saw, miter saw, jointer, planer, drill press... ok, all of my tool stations that I needed a place to stack the pieces I was working...

Kids Picnic Table

Kids Picnic Table Plan
With Spring here and Summer approaching quickly, I figured an outdoor project was in order. My kids had a small picnic table they used quite a bit, but it was falling apart. They like to eat outside when the weather is nice and so as the woodworking daddy that I am, I made another one. Keep reading... This project...

DIY Wood Tool Tote with FREE Plans – Teach Woodworking

My kids are in the shop with me this week and we made a wooden tool tote. We actually made three totes, one for each of my sons. They already had a tool tote that they were out growing, but this project was more about getting them involved. Click Read More... Watch the video here Tools used in...

Clamp Rack with Safety Features

Clamp rack with safety features
I've been needing to upgrade my clamp rack for a while now due to safety in the shop. Its out with the old and in with the new... This is one of those shop projects that you'll ask yourself, "Why didn't I do this sooner"? Safety is becoming more of a concern as the kids get older and help out in...

Drill Charging Station with Air Tool Storage AND Dust Free Bins

After rearranging my shop a little bit, I lost my drill charging station location due to hanging a cabinet in it's place. So, the only logical thing to do was to build a new one. Keep reading for more... My process was a little different throughout this project, whereas I normally start a project with Sketch-up. This time around...

Make a Wooden Mirror

wooden mirror
I recently made a small wooden mirror from a piece of walnut with some awesome figure. I already had the mirror, so I reused it. Read more to see the steps I took to make it... First, let me share with you the tools I used in this project. Pre-cut craft mirror (oval shaped) - http://amzn.to/2lYxMJd ​​ Spray adhesive - http://amzn.to/2levime Bandsaw -...

make a pen with a chainsaw

Recently, Bill Livolsi with onecarworkshop.com put on a challenge to "turn" a pen without the use of a lathe. Actually, you can make a pen out of whatever you want. I opted to go the route of using all the traditional parts to make a pen except the lathe, which was the only rule. Read on to see...

Kids Activity Chair

Kids activity chair
Not too long ago I made an activity table for my kids and I just recently made matching chairs to go along with it. The table and chairs both have storage for just about anything you want to store in them. Take a look... The first thing I did was breakdown the plywood according to the plans (get the...

I quit my job to be a woodworker

This week in the shop I made a display for a special newspaper article. I take an old piece of ambrosia maple, cut it to size, joint it, plane it, resaw it and plane it some more to create a 19 inch wide backer board to display the article. I also cut a piece of plexiglass on the table saw and...

Bandsaw resaw fence – how to

This bandsaw re-saw fence was very simple to make. It consists of four pieces: three for the base, which is the part that slips onto the factory fence, and one for the front which is the tall section of the fence. Some will say you need a way to account for blade drift, but I tested it by re-sawing a...

Making a mallet – design concept

Not too long ago I came up with a mallet design that features both the joiner and carver mallet. I also incorporated something I call a FingerGrip. Take a look... Watch the video ComboHead Mallet with FingerGrip There are several types of mallets, but there are two that are more common than the others. The first and most common...

Kids Activity table

Kids Activity Table with Storage Plan
We needed a place for the kids to keep all of their arts and crafts supplies and off the top of the fridge, off the dinning room table, and even off the floor. With three boys things can get a bit messy and disorganized, so we needed a solution. We made this activity table... Tools used in this project: Table...

Planer Dust collection – shop made

I received several requests for a closer look at the dust collection on my planer. The factory dust hood is no longer available for my particular model, so in order to capture all the chips and dust that is produced from this beast I had to create my own dust hood. YOU CAN WATCH THE VIDEO HERE... Watch the...

Tapering Jig from scrap wood with FREE plans

Recently, I made a tapering jig out of necessity for a project I was working on. Check it out. The jig came out better than expected, so I decided to create plans for it. I didn't spend any money on this specific jig, I already had everything I needed in the shop. My guess is that you, too, have...