All too often, woodworkers get into the habit of figuring out which projects are going to get built next. For many, making items for their families, friends, or customers comes first. That makes sense, of course, but every once in awhile, it’s good to slow things down and figure out what you need in the shop.
Whether it’s a simple jig that could improve your workflow or something that you know will improve your space, it’s worth taking the time to do what you need to do in your shop. At Long Island Woodworking Supply, we support that, and we have all of the essential woodworking tools you need to tackle any project you decide to take on.
But what should you make first for your shop? Here are a couple of simple ideas to get you started.
3 Easy Shop Projects to Tackle Next
Bench Moxon Vise
No matter the size of your shop, you’re going to find plenty of great uses for a vise. For a lot of woodworkers, however, a moxon vise is something that only comes in handy from time to time, so it doesn’t make sense to attach it to your bench permanently.
Glenn from DIY Creators has the perfect solution, and you can build it easily in a weekend. You’ll be surprised at how often it comes in handy, but the ability to quickly and easily stow it away or set it up are something that you’re sure to appreciate.
Do you have a place to take a load off when you need a rest in your shop? Perhaps you do and perhaps you don’t, but either way, building a shop stool from some of the lumber in your scrap pile is a worthwhile project.
Popular Woodworking’s I Can Do That series recently highlighted the build process for a mortise and tenon shop stool that is definitely worth making. If your shop doesn’t have a stool in it, this is a must-try project that you’ll find plenty of great uses for.
Box Joint Jig
Having the ability to make box joints on your project is something that every woodworker should take advantage of. The good news is that in one of David Picciuto’s recent videos, he shared how to make a box joint jig that’s quick and easy.
Whether you have a dado stack for your table saw or not, you can make box joints that will come in handy on everything from toolboxes to cabinetry. We would consider a box joint an essential joint in woodworking, and having a simple way to make repeatable box joints that look sharp is never a bad thing.
All of the Essential Woodworking Tools You Need for Your Shop
At Long Island Woodworking Supply, we’re proud to offer a wide variety of woodworking equipment for sale. Whether you need a new Timber Wolf bandsaw blade, sharpening supplies for your chisels, or a Japanese pull saw, we have you covered. As a Top Rated Local® woodworking store, you can count on us to offer the best products from the best names in the industry.
Our fast shipping and friendly staff are other benefits of ordering from us. Whether you appreciate woodworking as a weekend hobby or you’ve been interested in the craft for decades, our goal is to offer the best tools needed for woodworking. Whatever type of projects you like to make, we think you’ll love what you find on our website. Take a look around and place your order today!