Shop-Made Hand Tools
Shop-Made Beam Compass
Aluminum and figured wood come together in this practical layout tool you can build in a weekend.
Shop-Made Hand Planes
With a few simple tools and step-by-step techniques, you can make a pair of heirloom-quality planes.
Shop-Made Marking Knives
Create quality layout tools using straightforward steps and shop-tested metalworking techniques.
Shop-Made Shooting Board
This must-have jig allows you to take whisker-thin shavings off the end of a workpiece to fine-tune the fit of a joint.
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.
Sliding Bevel Gauge
Brass blades paired with wood bodies make these bevel gauges as attractive as they are useful.
Traditional Scratch Stock
Create custom profiles with this heirloom tool that you can build in a weekend.
Tuning Up a Block Plane
All it takes to turn your block plane into a precision tool is a simple tune-up. Here's our step-by-step approach.
Turned Oval Tool Handles
Make a complete set of heirloom screwdrivers with this step-by-step lathe technique.