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Shop-Made Hand Tools

Jigs & Fixtures

Shop-Made Beam Compass

Aluminum and figured wood come together in this practical layout tool you can build in a weekend.

Shop-Made Hand Tools

Precision Miter Square

Sharpen your skills by making this custom-designed layout tool, and the etching on the blade will showcase your attention to detail.

Shop-Made Hand Tools

Custom Brass Hammers

Create your own set of shop hammers using brass stock and a chunk of hardwood. You’re sure to pick up a few new skills along the way.

Jigs & Fixtures

Adjustable Pull Saw Miter Box

Cut small pieces accurately and safely with a pull saw using this shop-made miter box.

Jigs & Fixtures

Classic Layout Tool

Ordinary steel bar stock, a propane torch, and a few hours are all you need to created a handy layout tool.

Workshop & Garage

Sharpening Stone Storage Box

These sharp-looking boxes provide protection for your stones while keeping them handy whenever you need them.

Jigs & Fixtures

Chisel Rack

Behind each chisel, sandwiched between the two plates, is a magnet strong enough to hold even the largest chisel in place.

Jigs & Fixtures

Heirloom Calipers & Dividers Set

With some simple tools and a little time, you can build a complete set of quality layout tools.

Shop-Made Hand Tools

Shop-Made Spokeshaves

There’s no better way to create smooth, even curves than using a tool designed specifically for that purpose. And you can’t beat the satisfying results when it’s a tool you’ve made yourself.

Shop-Made Hand Tools

Heirloom Brass Compass

Sharpen your skills by making this custom layout tool. Plus, learn simple techniques for working with brass along the way.

Jigs & Fixtures

Handsaw Miter Box

This handy jig makes it easy to make cuts in small pieces safely and accurately every time with your handsaw.

Shop-Made Hand Tools

Custom Scraper Shaves

A few pieces of scrap, some hardware, and a cabinet scraper are all it takes to build a set of fine hand tools.