Category Archive: Woodworking

This Week in the Classroom: Top Ten Middle School #MakerEd Challenges (Plus Two!)

This Week in the Classroom I’m going to explore a variety of design challenges that I use in my classroom. I designed each of these projects to prompt students to explore the engineering… Continue reading

This Week in the Shop: The Library Book Nook

This Week in the Shop, I build a library book nook for my school. My school librarian came to me with her coffee bar theme for a renovated library and she wanted a… Continue reading

Learn to Make Slab Tables & Cutting Boards

What are you making this summer? Here at Woodshop Cowboy, we are making cutting boards and slab tables at Nova Labs, of Reston, Virginia. Nova Labs is offering two premier woodworking classes at… Continue reading

This Week in the Shop: Tool Rack

This Week in the Shop we build tool holders for my recently installed tool wall. An organized workspace is a functional workspace, especially in community shops. When everything has its place, every part… Continue reading

This Week in the Shop: The Fossil Cabinet

This Week in the Shop we build small cabinet. Cabinet making epitomizes fine woodworking, as it rewards accuracy, consistency, and attention to detail. Cabinets can be found in the workshop, in the kitchen, as furniture, as built-ins. This cabinet build relies on the table saw and the router and showcases the versatility of shellac as a finish.

This Week In the Shop: Open Shelving

Every woodshop, makerspace or garage could use more storage.  If you have an unfinished wall in a shed, garage or basement, this project is for you! This Week in the Shop we build… Continue reading

This Week in the Shop: Safety Posters

A number of safety posters for a variety of woodworking tools.

Tool Primer: The #Table Saw Buyer’s Guide

In the modern woodshop, the table saw is king. But which to buy? Find out in this week’s Tool Primer on Table Saws

Home #Makerspace: DIY Air Hockey Table for Under $40

This is a scaled down, fun-filled air hockey table is a perfect summer project. Two employees of Brunswick Billiards Co invented Air Hockey in the 1960s.  The game field consists of a low-friction… Continue reading

Home #Makerspace: Paper Airplane Launcher

Here’s a quick project to cut out on the scroll saw.  Scroll saws are small, cheap, versatile tools that can cut through all sorts of thin materials, such as plastics, wood, plywood and… Continue reading

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