|Swiveling Tool Stand|
Using only a half sheet of 3⁄4" pine plywood, a few pine scraps, a knob, and a length of 3⁄4" dowel, you can build this low-profile, easy-turning sander stand. Closed, it saves a few inches of space and gives you unfettered access to your combination sander’s disc. Open, it makes the sander’s belt easy to reach.
|Arts and Crafts Bookcase|
Gorgeous inlay, a divided-glass door and traditional quartersawn white oak combine in this Arts-and-Crafts bookcase beauty.
|Job-Site Tablesaw Crosscut Sled|
This simple sled doubles the crosscut capacity of most job-site tablesaws while improving the cut quality. The sled coasts smoothly on waxed runners, the offcut plate catches waste pieces, and shop-made toggles keep both plates firmly attached to your saw (but quick to remove).
With a steady base that doubles as a storage case, this classic strategy game is simple enough to build that you’ll have it completed well before next weekend’s game night.
|Rippling-Waves Keepsake Box|
Extended, pinned finger joints and a progressive-arc lid (cut using a simple router jig) set this weekend project several notches above other boxes.
|"A Cut Above" Bookends|
These bookends only look like they’ll cut down on your reading. The clever handsaw optical illusion makes this project lots of fun, but it has a serious side, too. With a few simple alterations, the handle serves as a full-size saw-handle replacement. And with less than four board feet of lumber, it has big visual impact at a low cost.
|TOOLS & TECHNIQUES|
|Build Beefier Butt Joints|
Two great ways to bolster and beautify butt joints.
|How to Fix a Misplaced Groove|
Salvage a mis-cut groove with this neat fix.
|Four Eye-Popping Box Tops|
Professional furniture designer/craftsman and boxmaker Doug Stowe adds four alternate lid designs to this issue’s keepsake box.
|Dead-Blow Hammers: What and Why?|
If you’ve ever tried to “nudge” a tight joint together with a hammer only to end up denting the wood, you’ve learned the value of a dead-blow mallet. We’ll walk you through your options for these gentle persuaders.
|How to Buy the Right Mitersaw|
Choosing the mitersaw best suited to your needs can be confusing, given the many options. To clear things up, we take a close look at the different types of mitersaws, as well as the essential features that will make you a happy woodworker.
|Tool Review: Corded Jigsaws|
With a close eye on cut quality, cutline visibility, blade-speed control, power, and ease-of-use, we test 10 high-quality jigsaws, head-to-head.
Unvarnished: Make money with your woodworking