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41 Genius Sanding Tips You Need to Know

Save yourself some time and hassle during your next woodworking project with one (or 41!) of these genius sanding tips from editors and readers of The Family Handyman.

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A Basic Bench You Can Build On!

Start with a simple workbench and add features as you need them.


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Simple Workbench Plans

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With this workbench plan even a beginner can build a workbench...


12 Amazing Hardware Storage Containers for Your Workshop

Getting organized in the new year is a goal for many, but it can be overwhelming if you don't know...


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14 Super-Simple Workbenches You Can Build

Every home workshop (even if it's just a sliver of your garage) needs a quality workbench. One of these 14...

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29 Simple Ways to Make Your Workbench Work Harder

These ingenious workbench upgrades will make a huge difference in your workshop efficiency. And they’re easy to DIY!


Saturday Morning Workshop: Folding Mobile Workbench

Build this handy mobile workbench that folds up to only 7 in. You only need two hours, some 2x4s, 3/4-in....

Height-Adjustable Sawhorse

This sawhorse will help you work with longer boards on every power tool in your shop. It’s made from good...


Reader Project: Toolbox with Radio

Turn an old toolbox into a high-tech tool box with radio combo.


No-Gimmick Fence Clamps

You may think this woodworking gadget is a gimmick at first glance, but it works!


28 Secret Clamping Tricks from Woodworkers

Clamps are a woodworker's best friend, and there are endless ways to use them in the workshop. Here are 28...

Garage Workbench

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This simple garage workbench folds out to make a spacious benchtop...


10 Great Workbench Upgrades

We looked at all of our clever workbench upgrades and narrowed it down to these 10 winners. Each one helps...


How to Build a Compact Folding Workbench with Storage

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Fit a huge work area into a small space with this...


Stops for Your Table Saw Workbench

Try this ingenious method for holding your project in place while planing or sanding on your table saw workbench.


Quick Fix for a Hard to Read Ruler

If you have metal rulers and squares that are hard to read because rust and grime have filled the indentations,...

Modular Workbench

Five foldout features make this bench a perfect project for even small shop spaces.


Easiest Way to Remember Which Way to Tighten Clamps

Hand screw wood clamps are some of the most useful and versatile tools in my shop. But I always forget...


How to Keep Your Allen Wrench Within Reach

Stop searching for an Allen wrench to change the saw on your band saw.


How to Use a Power Planer

And electric planer: It shaves and shapes wood like a hand plane, a belt sander and a jointer all rolled...


Tape Tip for Your Miter Saw

This simple tape trick will prevent thin pieces of material from flying out of your miter saw.


How to Build a Space-Saving Flip-Top Workbench

A space-saving workshop on wheels!


PVC Hack: Adjustable Table Height

This PVC hack will make working on crafts or in the shop a lot easier


Ladder Hack: Onboard Tool Storage

Stop the busy work of climbing up and down a ladder

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14 Ways to Use a Rotary Tool That Will Have People Buzzing

These brilliant ideas may just inspire a renaissance of rotary tool use in your shop and beyond. Honestly, there isn’t...


How to Make a Hole Saw Last Longer

Stuff your hole saw with a moist rag.


Clothes Hanger Bag Clamp

Save those pants hangers to make your own bag clamps.


Air Accessory Organization

Keep your air accessory tools in one spot that's easy to reach


Space-Saving Workbench

One door as a makeshift workbench is so passé, try using a bifold door.


20 Unusual Uses for Workshop Tools

Make your workshop tools work double duty with these 20 unusual uses for common DIY tools and materials.