Your Workshop

Advice for your inspiring workshop is here with topics that include shop storage, dust collection, lighting & wiring, and shop jigs. You'll also find tips about shop layout, maintenance, and workbenches.

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Getting Back to Basics
I decided to go back to basics and refocus my efforts around a core set of tools to develop the fundamental skills.
Guide to workshop dust control
Setting up a dust-collection system is easier than you think. Here’s how one man made it work, and how you can, too.
2 Jigs for Fast, Accurate Tapers
With these two jigs, you can rip tapers on anything from a footstool leg to a tall bedpost.
Showboat Shop
Dan Janke’s multipurpose shop serves as a classroom, boat-restoration dry dock, and the seat of his chairmaking activities.
Doubly Beneficial Shop
With his spacious standalone workshop, Mitchell Scott can run two tablesaws with different setups (crosscuts and rips, or cuts and dadoes, for example). 
A shop of new beginnings
Relocating to Florida from Oregon to recover from stressful family and medical issues.
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Religious Conversion
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. 
Make the Most of Your Garage Shop

Are cars tailgating your tablesaw and shovels burying your bench? Take charge of your garage shop and add storage, flexibility, and convenience. Here’s how.