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Weekend Workshop

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14 / Heavy-Duty Workbench

This weekend workbench has it all. It’s rocksteady, easy to build, and the low-cost materials won’t put a strain on your pocketbook.

Dream Shop Project

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20 / Folding Miter Saw Station

Make your miter saw easier to use with fold-out arms to support long stock. Plus, dust and chips drop out of the way into a hidden container.

Storage Solutions

32 / Heirloom Tool Chest

Treasured hand tools deserve a special storage place. Four drawers plus figured veneer and hardwood make this one a great choice.


4 / Readers' Tips

Router Workshop

8 / Small Bits, Big Results

When it comes to building small projects, smaller router bits lead to better results.

Jigs & Accessories

10 / Best Clamps for Miters

Learn more about the best clamps for guaranteeing tight, square miter joints.

Materials & Hardware

12 / 5 Adjustable Shelf Standards

Adjustable shelves are a great way to build custom storage. Here’s what to look for.

Shop Shortcuts

30 / Shop Short Cuts

Check out our shop-tested tips and techniques for solving your woodworking problems.

Hands-On Technique

38 / Glass-Smooth Epoxy Finish

Epoxy isn’t just a glue. Here’s how to use epoxy to create a super-smooth surface.

In The Shop

40 / Best Glue for Flawless Veneer

Attaching veneer is always a challenge. Using the right glue is one key to success.

Setting Up Shop

42 / Secret Weapons for Smooth Surfaces

Check out a few scrapers that create a smooth surface ready for finishing.

Mastering the Table Saw

44 / The Perfect Cut — Our Top Tips

These tips and tricks are the key to perfect results every time you make a cut.

Great Gear

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48 / Versatile Vises

Every shop needs great options for securing a workpiece. These vises are worth a look.


50 / Questions from our Readers
52 / Scenes from the Shop