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Hacksaw Tips & Techniques Hacksaw Tips & Techniques

Tackle Box Tool Tote Tackle Box Tool Tote

Cabinetmaker's Workbench Cabinetmaker's Workbench

Working with Leather Working with Leather


Weekend Workshop

16 / Tackle Box Tool Tote

Learn the secrets to making the pivoting mechanism for this great-looking tool tote. It’s all in the technique and we show you how.

Dream Shop Project

Online Extra
24 / Cabinetmaker's Workbench

Put your skills to work with this classic workbench. Solid joinery and traditional features make it the perfect addition to any shop.

Hands-On Technique

36 / Working with Leather

With some simple, inexpensive tools and these helpful hints, you can put this versatile material to use in your shop.

Storage Solutions

40 / Leather Tool Holders

Protect and transport your hand tools in these practical and easy-to-make tool holders.


4 / Readers' Tips

Router Workshop

8 / Router Bit Setup

Take the guesswork out of setting up a router. Here’s how to make a perfect cut every time.

Materials & Hardware

10 / Choosing Drawer Liners

Find out what you need to know to protect your drawers and tools with a liner.

Jigs & Accessories

12 / Hacksaw Tips & Techniques

Follow these handy tips to get the most from this essential shop workhorse.

Hands-On Technique

14 / Shaping Brass

We’ll show you the step-by-step process for getting great results when bending brass.

Tips From Our Shop

22 / Shop Shortcuts

Shop-tested tips and techniques to solve your woodworking problems.

Setting Up Shop

42 / Getting More out of Benchtop Tools

Maximize your shop space and work more efficiently with these helpful ideas.

Mastering the Table Saw

44 / Rip Fence Add-Ons

With a few accessories, make your table saw safer, more accurate, and even more useful.

Great Gear

Online Extra
46 / Shop Calculators

Adding up fractions is always a challenge. But with one of these handy helpers, it’s a breeze.

In The Shop

48 / Plate Joiner Tune-Up

Learn how to return your plate joiner to like-new performance. It’s easy to do.


50 / Replacing a Band Saw Tire
52 / Scenes from the Shop