Home-Made and Modified Tools

Cutting Joinery With a Router
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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

The Ultimate Workbench in a Box
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The Ultimate Workbench in a Box

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

An Ingenious Zero Clearance Insert
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An Ingenious Zero Clearance Insert

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

Can Paper Cut Wood?
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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

A Homemade 12-inch Jointer
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A Homemade 12-inch Jointer

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

Sawhorses That Will Outlive You
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Sawhorses That Will Outlive You

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

How to Make Your Router Into a Surface Planer
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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

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

An iPad Case That’s Tough and Multifunctional
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An iPad Case That’s Tough and Multifunctional

Here's a case for your iPad that's rugged enough for the jobsite. More

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DeWalt Cordless FlexVolt Recip Saw

After testing the Milwaukee Fuel Sawzall, a small crew of framers in the Pacific...

Review: M18 Rocket LED Tower Light and Charger

A new tower light from Milwaukee runs on battery, or AC power, and can charge a...

The New 10-1/4-Inch Big Foot Worm Drive Saw

A few small improvements yield a lighter, better-balanced saw than its predecessor.

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