Outfit and Organize
Get the most out of your woodworking shop with these handy tips for shop organization. Find out how to outfit your shop with jigs, fixtures, and accessories for maximum efficiency.
For years, I've pondered how to keep existing tools in place in drawers and still leave room for new tools. Finally, I devised a modular system that gives me a solution to the problem.
When building a project, I like to keep my plans close at hand, which means dragging them from tool to tool for different operations.
Because I don’t care for the idea of drilling into my expensive Biesemeyer-style tablesaw fence to attach jigs, I mount them to the fence with rare earth magnets.
There's the problem of where to store a pushstick and other tablesaw accessories. Solve this dilemma by building a pair of shelves below your tablesaw top.
I enjoyed the tablesaw tune-up article in the November 2003 WOOD® magazine (issue 152), and it inspired me to share a simple and accurate way I use to true my miter gauge to 90°.
I have a bunch of those big plastic multi-bin organizers that I use for storing small parts and hardware, but they hogged up a lot of benchtop space. My solution: drawer slides.