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.
Can I evict this noisy tenant?
I own a cyclone-type dust collector and I’d like to move it outside my shop in order to cut down on the noise

More Your Workshop

Tools, Toys, and Two Cars
Daniel Webb developed his love of woodworking spending time with his grandfather, a master craftsman. But he had to wait decades before having the space to pursue his own dream workshop.
Quick and Easy Sharpening
Put a razor-sharp edge on your chisels and plane irons using self-stick sandpaper, and a grinder equipped with a stone and buffing wheel.

How should you recharge cordless-tool batteries?

keep my spare cordless tool batteries in their chargers, and I’ve heard that this practice can damage the batteries. Should I remove them from the chargers as soon as they’re recharged?