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Shop-Made Hand Tools

Miter Plane
Shop-Made Hand Tools

Miter Plane

This traditional hand plane style blends stunning looks with glass smooth surfaces. Combine metalworking with some woodworking and you have one amazing tool.

Edge Clamps
Shop-Made Hand Tools

Edge Clamps

These shop-made edge clamps are bound to come in handy when gluing hardwood edging on plywood.

Router Plane
Shop-Made Hand Tools

Router Plane

Despite its look, this is no Mickey-Mouse project. This shopbuilt router plane is sure to become a favorite tool in your shop, and one that will get used often.

Setup Gauge
Shop-Made Hand Tools

Setup Gauge

Combine a 6" ruler with a few pieces of wood and brass to create a sweet tool to simplify tool adjustments.

Dovetailed Shoulder Plane
Shop-Made Hand Tools

Dovetailed Shoulder Plane

Make an heirloom tool and learn the secret to creating double dovetails in metal — it’s easier than you think.

Aluminum Squares
Shop-Made Hand Tools

Aluminum Squares

Build your own precision layout tool. All it takes are a few pieces of aluminum and a little time at the table saw and drill press.

Sliding Bevel Gauge
Shop-Made Hand Tools

Sliding Bevel Gauge

Brass blades paired with wood bodies make these bevel gauges as attractive as they are useful.

Hand Plane
Shop-Made Hand Tools

Hand Plane

A simple design and a unique method of securing the blade makes building this plane an easy alternative to a traditional wood plane.

All-Purpose Layout Tool
Jigs & Fixtures

All-Purpose Layout Tool

Build this handy tool in an afternoon and you’ll use it for a wide range of tasks around the shop.

2-in-1 Desk Set
Gifts & Accessories

2-in-1 Desk Set

Combining brass and an eye-catching exotic hardwood, this handy desk set gives you the opportunity to develop some new skills.

Sanding Block
Jigs & Fixtures

Sanding Block

Some scrap wood and a few simple steps are all it takes to build this basic, must-have shop tool.

Shop-Built Mallets
Lathe

Shop-Built Mallets

These mallets are designed to last a lifetime. But the best part is, you can build them in a weekend.