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Edition — Labor Day

Shop Project

Mobile Cutoff Bin

Part 1: Cutting Parts To Size

Small pieces of wood and leftover plywood pieces are too valuable to toss, but they can be tricky to store and organize. This roll-around cart is a just-right solution for any size shop.

Talking Shop

Small Parts Jig

Small Parts Jig

Power tools and small parts aren’t the best match. Check out this project for a better way to deal with small parts at the table saw.

Heirloom Project

Bead-Front Bookcase

Part 1: Bookcase Overview

This project is proof that practical storage solutions can come in all sizes. Learn about the storage features and construction details that make this bookcase a great project to put on your list.

Woodworking Technique

Decoding Lumber Thickness

It can be a challenge to find the right boards to build great-looking projects. Deciphering the confusing terms you come across only makes things harder. Here's what you need to know to crack the code.

Woodworking Technique

Router Bit Rehab - Part 1

Keeping any shop tool in top-notch shape takes time. Bryan and Phil discuss the details of rehabbing your router bits to make them cut like new. It all starts with a basic inspection and cleaning.

Woodworking Technique

Two Pass Rabbets

Most projects require a cutting rabbet joint or two. You don't need a dado blade to get the job done. Take a look at this technique for cutting smooth, accurate rabbets with a standard saw blade.

Shop Tip

Cord Keeper

Power cords on tools can easily turn into a tangled mess. However, Phil shows how a rubber band and piece of dowel can eliminate cord clutter.

Shop Tip

Double Duty Drawers

Large drawers seem like a good idea at first, but unless you're storing bulky items, stuff just gets lost. Here's a way to make the most of the unused space inside a large drawer.