|Drill-press Mobile Base|
This easy-to-resize project captures the metal base of your drill press and rolls on locking swivel casters.
|Build-to-Suit Study Desk|
Two base arrangements with the same footprint—a front-facing pedestal and a side-facing bookcase—let you customize this desk to fit your space. Biscuit joinery and edge-banded plywood simplify this project and lend it a modern style that will look equally at home in the den and the dorm room. As a bonus, this article includes tips for inexpensive and easy spray-finishing.
If your kitchen counter turns into a rat’s nest of charging cords for your family’s cell phones, MP3 players, and tablet computers every night, then you need this discreet under-cabinet electronics valet. It mounts easily beneath a kitchen cabinet, hinges down for access, and includes a tip for creating a one-cord solution for charging multiple devices.
|Heirloom Tool Cabinet|
The inspiration for this cabinet came from the steel mechanics’ tool chests seen in so many garages. But why settle for metal. This classed-up version of the rolling tool cabinet is beautiful enough to pass for fine furniture. Included for free: the satisfaction of having built an heirloom piece with smooth-gliding drawers, brass hardware, and concealed casters.
|Magnetic Paper-clip Caddy|
Mysteriously, metal paper clips cling to the top of this wood turning. The secret, of course is a rare-earth magnet tucked away just below the domed top. With a cleverly hidden and nearly invisible joint, friends and coworkers will wonder how you got the magnet in there.
|Architectural Keepsake Box|
This handsome box takes design inspiration from the low profiles and horizontal lines of Prairie School architecture. Careful machining and attention to detail will reward you with a truly unique tabletop keepsake box.
Build better projects by mastering the use of spray adhesives and double-faced tape.
|Building Frameless Cabinets|
Frameless cabinets serve equally well as a modern, unbroken canvas for displaying gorgeous wood grain as they do for creating a traditional raised-panel kitchen. But they also build and install easier than their face-framed cousins. Whether you need a single shop cabinet or a kitchen makeover, this article will have you up and building cabinets in no time.
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|How to Loosen a Stuck Router Bit|
If raw muscle won’t break a bit loose from your router’s collet, fear not. Other options wait in reserve. We offer 4 proven methods to extract a stuck router bit along with 6 ways to prevent stuck bits in the future.
|SHOP TEST: One-hand Bar Clamps|
Because you can tighten these clamps with one hand while holding your work with the other, one-handed bar clamps have become a shop staple. These days you have many models and brands to choose from. We show you which brands gripped us as well as give you tips for the sizes and quantities you should stock up on.
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