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Kai Kowalski
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Overhead organizer keeps your dowels rounded up

I've tried various types of storage for dowels, but never was satisfied. Finally, I took some 4" plastic pipe left over from my dust-collection system and cut several pieces into 2"-long rings. Using 3⁄4 " sheet-metal screws, I fastened the rings to 2"-wide slats long enough to span a few ceiling joists. I screwed the boards to the joists, as shown below, spaced so that they hold dowels of 2', 3', and 4' lengths. A label on the bottom of the first ring in each rank tells me what diameter of…

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Boards, boards, and more boards. The question is how to store them in the least amount of space, yet keep them easily accessible. Follow along as several woodworkers show you how they store their stock.

See the dust collection systems and setups from America's top shops. Then, see what ideas you can incorporate into your own shop.

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See the dust collection systems and setups from America's top shops. Then, see what ideas you can incorporate into your own shop.

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How to restore hand planes

Most of us have one or more old bench planes sitting on shelves gathering everything but sawdust. Recently, WOOD's hand-tool expert John Olson took it upon himself to rehab one such plane—a turn-of-the-century knock-off of a Stanley No. 5 jack plane. Its design makes a nice compromise between a smoother and a jointer, and a great starter bench plane. And the No. 5 remains one of the best-selling models in history, making parts easy to find.

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I liked your Shop Tip in WOOD® magazine issue 152 about making a movable jaw face to add function to a dogless vise. However, my method is faster to set up and more versatile.

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