Carsten Rask
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There was no room in my basement shop to cut full sheets of plywood. I always had to have the home center guy cut it down to size with his panel saw. What a hassle. I wanted my own panel saw, but I knew there was simply no room in my shop or budget. Then I came up with the solution: a lightweight, fold-down …

There was no room in my basement shop to cut full sheets of plywood. I always had to have the home center guy cut it down to size with his panel saw. What a hassle. I wanted my own panel saw, but I knew there was simply no room in my shop or budget.

Mikey's Shop Made Knobs

I needed some knobs, but had none.so the MacGyver in me said "make some". I pulled out my jig hardware parts and started to figure out what all I would need and how to make the knobs.

Wood Magazine – Shop Tip of the Day

Get a grip with super-simple shop-made knobs When building jigs, I save a little money and get exactly the size I want by making my own knobs.

This handy stop grips tightly and is easy to adjust, so you can lock in crosscuts. A spacer the same thickness as the saw's auxiliary fence is the key. Sandwiched between the two clamp faces, this spacer makes the stop fit the fence perfectly. Sandpaper affixed to the stop's front face provides a secure grip. Glue the spacer and front clamp face together, making sure their edges are flush. …

Then glue on the plywood top. Align the back clamp face flush with the glued-up front assembly and drill a hole through all three pieces. Glue sandpaper to the front clamp face.