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Companion Plant Visual Chart for your Garden

Do some of your vegetable plants in your garden need some new best friends? Might was well plant some that make sense! Good friends with good …

Gardening

Build a Portable Workshop That Can Handle All Kinds of Projects and Then Shrink Down in Size

Having a big, nice woodcutting station is great, but not everyone has the space required for that. DIYer Paoson Woodworking solves this with a …

Keep Sawdust from Clogging a Shop-Vac's Filter With a DIY Pre-Separator

The more you use your Shop-Vac, the more suction you lose as its filter gets clogged up. This DIY pre-separator will help prevent your Shop-Vac’s …

Watch Alabama Shakes' Blistering Performance on the 'Austin City Limits' Season Premiere

The season 41 premiere also features LA soul maestros Vintage Trouble.<p>Alabama Shakes released the album of their career last year with <i>Sound & Color</i>, and they're still burning down stages with singer/guitarist Brittany Howard's full-body exuberance and her ace band's taut Southern rock, as evidenced …

How to Build a Wood Vise

The Moxon twin-screw vise is useful for woodworking at all levels, from dabbler to expert.<p>There are many versions of it, but I will show you how to …

How to Build a French Cleat Shelf to Hold Virtually Anything

French cleats are magical in their strength and simplicity. Here's how to make these amazing joints.<p>French cleats are often used to secure cabinets to walls, but can also be used to build modular shelves that can help organize your workspace. A French cleat system will be just as strong as most …

That's My Letter

Brilliant Sanding Tricks from Master Maker Jimmy Diresta

The veteran craftsman reveals tons-o'-time-saving tips<p>Of all the things you'll do in the shop, sanding is often one of the least pleasant tasks. It's …

Woodworking

So You Have a Table Saw—Here's What Else You Need

We love playing with power tools. But buying a tool isn't the end of the story. To get the most out of your table saw and to keep it in working shape, you'll need a few extras.<p><b>You've just bought a small bench-top</b> table saw and ripped a few boards to width with it. But that barely begins to describe …

Four Table Saw Sleds That Will Improve Accuracy

Sleds are a very valuable asset. They provide a way to allow the work piece to travel parallel to the blade or cutter head to ensure an accurate cut …

Woodworking

Make a Simple Jig to Improve Your Joinery

In a recent post, I showed you how to use a jig to cut splines to strengthen your miters. This post shows how to make that jig.<p><i>Photos via</i> …

Woodworking

Shop Hack: Easy to Make and Use Adjustable Taper Jig

When I make a table or bench, I like the added elegance of tapered legs. You can taper them on a jointer or a bandsaw, but I prefer to make them with …

Woodworking

Build a Simple Spline Jig & Make a Spline Frame

How to: Make a Secret Door Bookcase

Oh, you know the kind. Where you pull a particular book and the whole case opens to reveal a secret passageway and all kinds of mysterious and …

How To Make a Cross Cut Sled for a Table Saw

This table saw cross cut sled features an expandable clamp system running on aluminum tracks. Table saws come in all sizes, with different sized tops …

Woodworking

How to Make a 3-in-1 Plyometric Box | The Art of Manliness

I’m a big fan of plyometric exercises. They’re designed to increase speed, power, and explosiveness and are a great supplement to your regular …

Hemingway's 10 Best Quotes

In celebration of the man's birthday, our favorite words of wisdom from the legendary writer.<p>In celebration of the man's birthday, our favorite words of wisdom from the legendary writer.