Randy Maxey

Randy Maxey is a full-time author, editor, and woodworker. He produces print, web, and video content for several woodworking publications and tool manufacturers. He has written several woodworking books, all published by GMC Publications. When he's not in the workshop or busy at his keyboard, Randy likes to go "hunting" with his camera on nature trails. Randy resides in Florida with his wife Sheryl.
After their previous workshop burned to the ground in 2020, members of the woodworkers association at the Peter Becker Community in Harleysville, Pennsylvania, envisioned a new, fully-equipped shop.
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Dan Janke’s multipurpose shop serves as a classroom, boat-restoration dry dock, and the seat of his chairmaking activities.
Make it easier to move benchtop tools out of the way but still lock them in place during use.
Tape helps stop sanding belts from sliding off the roller on a stationary belt sander.
An Apple Watch feature makes the watch vibrate and show a notification if the decibel reading exceeds a specific level for a set amount of time.
A modified drywall t-square substitutes for a commercial shelf-pin jig.
Cardboard shipping tubes make great storage racks for dowels, thin cutoffs, threaded rod, bar stock, continuous hinges, and other long pieces.
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With his spacious standalone workshop, Mitchell Scott can run two tablesaws with different setups (crosscuts and rips, or cuts and dadoes, for example). 
A pre-marked dowel helps know when cyclone dust collector is full.
Cardboard shipping tubes make great storage racks for dowels, thin cutoffs, threaded rod, bar stock, continuous hinges, and other long pieces.
With his spacious standalone workshop, Mitchell Scott can run two tablesaws with different setups (crosscuts and rips, or cuts and dadoes, for example). 
A pre-marked dowel helps know when cyclone dust collector is full.
Wall mounted scale saw make floor cleaning easier. This fold-up pedal keeps pedal close when needed.
A simple plywood blast gate opens and closes the duct.
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A repurposed flush cutting blade helps reach hard-to-access sanding
Angle iron helps turn empty space into usable storage.
Simple jig helps fine tune fit.
These specialty waxes add pop to your project
An inexpensive vinyl window blind protects your benchtop during glue-ups and finishing.
Build a mobile warming station that rolls to wherever you're working for on-the-spot warmth.
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This simple jig works on a disc sander to create accurate, repeatable radii on workpieces.
An inexpensive LED flashlight solves this tablesaw alignment challenge
How to use a smart speaker, virtual assistant in your shop
Here's a creative solution for securing workpieces in a vise-less bench.
Whats the best way to make a hole larger than my largest holesaw?
Relocating to Florida from Oregon to recover from stressful family and medical issues.
When the property next to their rural Iowa home came up for sale, Bud Bieker's wife, Joan, knew she had to act fast to purchase it. An 1880-era church, converted to a house in the 1920s, it offered plenty of room for Bud's woodshop, which was overrunning their garage.