Accessibility Statement


As a hobby woodworker who builds, writes and teaches (at Lee Valley Tools, among other places), Mak is always looking for ways to work in a simpler, more accurate manner.

In this book, he shares a wide range of workshop wisdom gained through years of trying to do things in a better way.

Included are 80 tips and tricks for shop set-up, workbenches, tool and stock preparation, use of hand and power tools, assembly and finishing, plus a 23-page gallery of Mak’s own work.

Each tip is supplemented with in-depth photos and illustrations to help you adapt the ideas to your own woodworking.

A valuable resource that can be used as a shop manual, guide or source of inspiration so you can develop your own habit of finding solutions or doing things better.

Softcover, 6" × 9", 131 pages, 2022.