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Enhance your workshop with woodworking plans for shop projects, from tool stands to workbenches, shop-made tools, and more.

Crosscut Essentials
Technique Collections

Crosscut Essentials

This technique collection contains everything you need to know for accurate crosscuts on the table saw time after time.

Arts & Mysteries: Making & Using Sawhorses
Popular Woodworking

Arts & Mysteries: Making & Using Sawhorses

If you are going to be doing a significant amount of sawing by hand, you are going to need to buy or build a good set of sawhorses.

Jig Journal: 50-cent Band Saw Fence
Popular Woodworking

Jig Journal: 50-cent Band Saw Fence

Sometimes the best jigs are the simplest.

Jig Journal: Table Saw Tenon Jig
Jigs & Fixtures

Jig Journal: Table Saw Tenon Jig

With five pieces of wood and a clamp, you can make vertical cuts safely.

Woodworking Essentials Ch 7: Advanced Router Techniques
Jigs & Fixtures

Woodworking Essentials Ch 7: Advanced Router Techniques

Our seven-part series on routers concludes with a chapter devoted to a number of the expert-level functions you can perform with your router.

Quadralinear Posts
Popular Woodworking

Quadralinear Posts

A technique article explaining how to make quadralinear (sometimes spelled quadrilinear) posts, which are a common feature of Arts & Crafts furniture.

Woodworking Essentials Ch 3: Basic Table Saw Joinery
Popular Woodworking

Woodworking Essentials Ch 3: Basic Table Saw Joinery

Learn the best techniques for making simple joints using your table saw: miters, rabbets and dados.

Working Small
Popular Woodworking

Working Small

Ripping and routing small pieces doesn't have to be dangerous or difficult.

Jig Journal: Draw Perfect Arcs
Jigs & Fixtures

Jig Journal: Draw Perfect Arcs

A simple method to draw large arcs without knowing the radius, and a reliable no-math method of finding the center and radius of an arc.

Jig Journal: Shop-made Mortise Jig
Jigs & Fixtures

Jig Journal: Shop-made Mortise Jig

You don't need fancy tools or a special machine to create a traditional joint.

Woodworking Essentials Ch 4: Router Joinery
Jigs & Fixtures

Woodworking Essentials Ch 4: Router Joinery

Our seven-part series on routers continues with everything you need to know about all the joints that can be made using a router.

Woodworking Essentials Ch 4: Customize Table Saw
Popular Woodworking

Woodworking Essentials Ch 4: Customize Table Saw

Learn to soup up your existing table saw or customize your new one with accessories.