Shop Projects

All projects related to making improvements for my shop, and they might be a good fit for yours too.

Modular Miter Saw Station

Modular Miter Saw Station

I built an over-the-top miter saw station. This allowed me to practice my fine woodworking abilities on shop furniture.

Table Saw Storage Cabinet

Table Saw Storage Cabinet

I built this storage cabinet to go under the extension wing on my table saw.

Table Saw Miter Sled

Table Saw Miter Sled

It's time to add a miter sled to my arsenal of handy table saw accessories. This one is based on several existing designs.

Table Saw Crosscut Sled

Table Saw Crosscut Sled

Since upgrading to my new table saw a few months ago, I need to start putting together all new sleds and jigs, first up is a good crosscut sled.

T-Track Outfeed Table

T-Track Outfeed Table

I needed an outfeed table for my new tablesaw, so I combined a few Rockler products, built a cabinet and now I have a super versatile table and workstation.

2018 Shop Tour

2018 Shop Tour

My shop has gone through a whole bunch of changes in the last year, so it’s time for a look at what’s new.

DIY Pressure Chamber

DIY Pressure Chamber

Check out how I made my own pressure chamber so I could do some resin casting in longer materials.

DIY Drawer Pull Jig

DIY Drawer Pull Jig

Check out this very simple jig I put together to install drawer pull hardware.

Storage Upgrade Part 2

Storage Upgrade Part 2

In this 2-part project series I build storage cabinets for my double flip-top workbench. This time, I make the drawer faces and install the cabinets into the bench.

Storage Upgrade Part 1

Storage Upgrade Part 1

In this 2-part project series I build storage cabinets for my double flip-top workbench. This time, I make the drawer faces and install the cabinets into the bench.

Orbital Palm Sander Review

Orbital Palm Sander Review

My first attempt at a tool review - I compete a brand new Tacklife sander to my trusty old Makita.

Camera Boom Arm

Camera Boom Arm

This little fella is going to help me film in my shop more efficiently.

DIY LED Rope Lighting

DIY LED Rope Lighting

I needed a better way to light up my tent while camping, so I made light that's powered by DeWalt batteries.

Sliding Lathe Tool Storage

Sliding Lathe Tool Storage

I finally made a permanent home from my lathe tools. Flat against the wall when not in use, this tray folds down, then extends outward to be in perfect reach.

Lumber Storage Rack

Lumber Storage Rack

I use some easily affordable materials to build an overhead lumber storage rack.

Easy Clamp Rack

Easy Clamp Rack

This is a quick and dirty projects - no frills, just solving the problem of where to put my clamps.

Dust Collection Upgrade

Dust Collection Upgrade

Reduce the footprint and increase the efficiency of a Harbor Freight dust collector.

Milling Black Walnut

Milling Black Walnut

My Dad and I cut down and mill a big black walnut log on the family tree farm. With professional drone footage!

Mallet With Extra Weight

Mallet With Extra Weight

I used some gorgeous wood from my scrap pile to build a mallet. Along the way, I used a lead melting pot to give it some extra weight.

Lathe Stand Part 1

Lathe Stand Part 1

In this 2-part project, my new lathe needed a new permanent home, so I used some good plywood and dado joinery to build a base.

Lathe Stand Part 2

Lathe Stand Part 2

With the base of the lathe stand complete, I moved on to building and installing drawers and cupboard doors.

Flip-Top Workbench Part 1

Flip-Top Workbench Part 1

In this 3-part series I build my ultimate workbench to solve my limited space problem. Part 1 is assembling the frame.

Flip-Top Workbench Part 2

Flip-Top Workbench Part 2

In this 3-part series I build my ultimate workbench to solve my limited space problem. Part 2 is building the flipping mechanisms.

Flip-Top Workbench Part 3

Flip-Top Workbench Part 3

In this 3-part series I build my ultimate workbench to solve my limited space problem. Part 3 is putting on the finishing touches.

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