Home-Made and Modified Tools

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Shooting a Homemade Cannon and Mortar

Here are two videos for your viewing pleasure this 4th of July. Enjoy! More

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Cutting Joinery With a Router

In this video, carpenter Jesse De Geest demonstrates how to use a router to make... More

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The Ultimate Workbench in a Box

Ron Paulk's uniquely designed workbench is a hugely popular system that until now... Moreeaxyawrztaccvtaxfraexavutudzyvawd

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An Ingenious Zero Clearance Insert

Canadian carpenter John Heisz demonstrates how to make zero-clearance inserts for... More

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Can Paper Cut Wood?

We all know how sharp paper can be, but can it cut wood? This carpenter tried.... More

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A Homemade 12-inch Jointer

Using a few parts from an old portable planer, woodworker/engineer Matthias Wandel... More

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Sawhorses That Will Outlive You

Heirloom-quality saw horses that don’t require nailes, screws, or glue? In this... More

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How to Make Your Router Into a Surface Planer

You don’t need a thickness planer to flatten large slabs of wood. It’s actually... More

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How Big a Fish Can You Catch With a Box Wrench?

…with a No. 11 box wrench, to be more specific. No, seriously – we’re asking,... More

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How To Make Wooden Corner Clamps - YouTube

Learn how to make homemade corner clamps for casework from woodworker Izzy Swan's video. More

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Tool Tests

Occidental Leather Framer Set Toolbelt

Carpenter and former editor Mark Clement takes a look at Occidental’s...

Makita Rear-Handle Cordless Circular Saw

On the West Coast, rear-handle worm drives rule. Does this cordless version with a...

Tool Test: Hitachi Triple Hammer Impact Driver

Did adding a third anvil increase driving speed, beats per minute, and torque, all...

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