Every shop has some form of a workbench, but have you maximized yours to its full potential? The addition of a few well-chosen accessories really helped boost my bench’s usefulness.
You can make doors using just your tablesaw and a general-purpose blade to cut the joints.
With this check, purchase more material for building a set of upper cabinets. Find instructions for building them in the same article as the base cabinets. The construction is similar to the base cabinets but, with only doors and no drawers, even easier. Don’t worry if you haven’t yet completed the base cabinets started earlier. We’ve budgeted time through paycheck 25 to finish up, allowing the tool kitty to grow to allow another big-ticket purchase.
Now that you can easily mill boards to consistent size, prepare lumber for a set of base cabinets.
A jointer flattens one face of a board and squares up an adjacent edge—but it can’t bring that board to consistent thickness. That’s the planer’s job. So a jointer and planer work together.
To understand how a jointer and planer work together and why you need both machines, review this article and watch the video.
If you like the kind of woodworking project that teaches a technique you've come to the right place.
The days when slotted or Phillips was your only choice ended years ago. Now you’ve got better everyday screws and problem-solving specialty fasteners. Download this comprehensive guide on modern screws.
Download the cutting diagram for the Mid-Century Modern Credenza featured in Issue 226 (July 2014) of WOOD Magazine.