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Select a piece of wood at least 1-1/2 inches - 2 inches square. The grain should run lengthwise down the blank, or the wood may break. Cut the wood blank to 2-3/4 inches, the length of the brass tube in the awl kit. Using the 7mm bit, drill a centered hole lengthwise through...
In a short evening, you can turn a few scraps of wood into an accurate, easy-to-use layout tool. It is tough to beat a marking gauge for creating crisp, repeatable layout lines. Consisting of a beam, a sliding fence held in place by a small wedge, and a scribing point, this time-tested tool sets up quickly. Enlarged images of patterns are PDFs.
Few shop chores rival the awkwardness of moving large sheet goods by yourself. And it is nigh on impossible to get them up on sawhorses without help (or the horses skittering across the floor). You will never again have to cajole reluctant family members into helping if you use this system.
After many good years of use, I finally decided to replace the crude shop cabinets I built when I first got started in woodworking. One of my goals for the new cabinets was to squeeze every last bit of storage space out of them.
Until recently, I used my drill press to clamp layers of wood together for vases or bowl blanks. Problem is, the drill press is not really designed for this task, and I actually bent the rack gear on a large drill press doing it. After that, I decided there had to be a better and less expensive way.
Build your own wooden contour gauge using these free instructions with pictures. A contour gauge is handy to have when you need to quickly measure and duplicate uneven surfaces. It will record an irregular shape which you can then transfer the profile to your wood.
Have you got finishing supplies scattered all over your shop? Concerned that they are a fire hazard? Organize them into this cabinet built out of one sheet of plywood and you will sleep better at night.
This wall-mounted custom drill storage and charging station is easy to build and customize. You can build it with just 2 stalls or as many as you wish. All you need is a 1 x 10 board and a miter saw or circular saw. Follow the free plans available at the link.
I needed to lay out some large circles for a project recently. And knowing how important accuracy is, I built a beam compass to meet my needs. This compass is simple, easy to use, and changing circle sizes is as easy as simple sliding a dowel.
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