This book dispels the notion that every woodworker needs a spacious workshop stocked with a vast array of specialized tools and power equipment. In a straightforward, engaging style, the author shares a wealth of ideas on how to make the most of a smaller workspace and only a modest selection of hand tools.

He begins with an overview of the essential tools needed to take on virtually any woodworking project, supplemented by chapters on marking and measuring as well as sharpening – fundamental skills that boost efficiency in any workshop. He then gives detailed plans and instructions on how to build several workshop fixtures and accessories designed to help overcome space restrictions.

Projects include a saw bench and a bench extension known as a bent, a shooting board hook, a wooden mallet and a hanging cabinet, as well as a compact softwood workbench that’s light enough to be repositioned if needed, yet sturdy enough to serve as a reliable work surface. An inspiring guide to help any woodworker use limited shop space more productively.

Softcover, 8" × 10", 152 pages, 2015.

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