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WoodBin - Your Woodworking Resource

Welcome to WoodBin! This is the place to be if you're looking for woodworking software, reference material, how-to articles, and other stuff to help you with your woodworking projects.

What's New:

Bird houses
Octagonal cedar bird houses to accommodate multiple bird families.

When wood goes bad
Dealing with an old porch with a rotten sill plate.

How waterproof is Titebond III?
A simple woodshop experiment to test the waterproof-ness of Titebond III.

Making multiples
When it makes sense to build multiple copies.

Feather board tenoning jig clamp.
Custom jig to make tenon cuts on oversized pieces.

Fold down table saw outfeed table
A fold down outfeed table with removable legs and a small shop footprint.

DIY woodshop leg levelers
Simple and inexpensive levelers for woodshop tables. I made these for the outfeed table.

Quick Assembly Sliding Wood Locks
A no-screws approach to securing a panel using locking wood "sliders".

Sewing machine end table
A vintage Singer treadle sewing machine repurposed as a side table.

Garden bench restoration
Restoring a worn-out garden bench to like-new condition.

What's Here:

Woodworking Software

Software tools to assist with woodworking projects. Includes calculators for estimating shelf sag, sizing drawers, computing board feet, and deriving wood shrinkage and moisture content. Also, utilities for selecting woods and wood finishes. If you're planning to build shelves, make sure you checkout the Sagulator.

Woodworking Reference

Reference material to assist in designing and building furniture. Topics include project design and planning, standard furniture dimensions, fasteners, wood properties, and wood finishes. Also links to woodworking reference books.

Woodworking Articles

An ever growing collection of articles covering woodworking techniques, product reviews, tool recommendations, woodworking software, how-to information, and rambling musings (of a woodworking nature of course).

Woodworking Projects

Write-ups (with lots of pics) of projects that I have tackled in my home woodshop. Also, commercial woodworking plans from the likes of WOOD and PlansNOW for beds, cabinets, chairs, desks, tables, shelf units, workbenches, and various woodshop organizers.

Woodworking Supplies

Woodworking tools, hardware, jigs, books, and miscellaneous project supplies from Rockler.com. Check this section periodically for bargains and close-outs as well as daily specials.

Check This Out

Outlet specials at Rockler.com

Check out the savings on overstocks, closeouts, and sale items for woodworking tools, equipment, and supplies. Hot items: router tables, router jigs, router bits, and other things "router".


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