Shop-equipment Gallery

Jack Budny


Jack made this jig to hold purchased plywood in his car while transporting it home.
9/8/2017 Click on image to see closeup.

Christian Ziegler


Christian made these Bench Hooks from Red Oak. They are used to hold wood on a work bench and can also be used as a hold-fast in a side vise.
6/9/2017 Click on image to see closeup.


Christian showed his hand made edge planing setup for use on a bench. It is made from Alder.
5/5/2017 Click on image to see closeup.

Arlen Handberg


Router Bit Holder fits into drawer in his router table. It is made from Melanine.
4/7/2017 Click on image to see closeup.

Dick Harmon


A Toolkit holders to organize the shop.

An Orbital Sander Stand so he can put down the sander without it jumping around while it spins down.
4/7/2017 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Seidler


Tool Holder with magnets to attach to the equipment for which the tools are needed.
4/7/2017 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


Dan's Carving Tool Holder made from a 2x4.
4/7/2017 Click on image to see closeup.

Tom Welz


Tom's toolbox.
4/7/2017 Click on image to see closeup.

Christian Ziegler


This is a Plane Holder for his French cleat style tool holders. it is made from Poplar and Oak, all with hand tools.
4/7/2017 Click on image to see closeup.

Dick Harmon



11/3/2016 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Seidler


Dave's Bench
11/3/2016 Click on image to see closeup.

Brian Connell


Brian made this Hand Plane Hammer from Ash, Brass, and Coco-Bolo. This finish is lacquer. It is used to adjust the blade in wooden planes.
7/8/2016 Click on image to see closeup.

Aubrey Grey


Home built portable work bench with vise. The main structure is made from Fir 2x4s. The top is a piece of 1/8" MDF.

Made this Bench Dog from a 3/4" dowl and a bullet catch from Ebay. Idea from a YouTube video.
5/9/2016 Click on image to see closeup.


Three push sticks made from 3/4" Baltic Birch plywood. The first is copied from a push stick distributed by CVWA. The other two are from plans in the SawStop users manual.
3/7/2016 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Battocchio


A special push stick to cut the lids of the heart boxes.
3/4/2016 Click on image to see closeup.

Stephen Case-Pall


Stephen's very unique push stick made from a reclaimed 38.
3/4/2016 Click on image to see closeup.

Arlen Handberg


Arlen's extensive collection of push sticks.
3/4/2016 Click on image to see closeup.

Dick Harmon


Dick Harmon's push sticks and fixtures.
3/4/2016 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Seidler


Dave's push sticks.
3/4/2016 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


Dan's push stick for the challenge.
3/4/2016 Click on image to see closeup.

Tom Welz


Tom's push sticks for the challenge.
3/4/2016 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


Dan made this Push Stick to encourage participation in next month's challenge: a push stick!
2/8/2016 Click on image to see closeup.

Arlen Handberg


Arlen shows his box joint jig to be made by his session at the end of January.
1/8/2016 Click on image to see closeup.

Gene Haury


Gene made this fixture (first picture) to make the sides for the shopping list holder (second picture).
11/6/2014 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


Dan used this jig to cut the corner mortise slots in his box.
11/6/2014 Click on image to see closeup.

John Fowler


A Jig to cut corner slots in a box. It is made from 1/4" Baltic Birch
9/5/2014 Click on image to see closeup.

Arlen Handberg


This is a jig to build a the Climbing Ball toy.
9/5/2014 Click on image to see closeup.


A Miter Cutting Jig for accurate miter cuts.
6/6/2014 Click on image to see closeup.



8/7/2013 Click on image to see closeup.

Tom Welz



8/7/2013 Click on image to see closeup.

Arlen Handberg


Another fixture from Arlen: A Small Part Cut-off Sled make from Apple Plywood. It can be used to safely cut small parts.
5/3/2013 Click on image to see closeup.

Trudi Babich


This challenge Downdraft Table was made by Trudi and Jake for carving. It is made from Birch plywood and finished in shellac.
5/3/2013 Click on image to see closeup.

Mike Pentecost


Mike has the parts for his Heat Treat Oven complete with a programming controller, thermocouple and solid state relays.
3/8/2013 Click on image to see closeup.

Arlen Handberg


Another famous Arlen fixture. It is for Frame Assembly. It aligns two sides of frame for gluing and pinning.
2/8/2013 Click on image to see closeup.


Arlen showed how he made finishing points from soda bottle caps and screws!
1/11/2013 Click on image to see closeup.

Steve Castner


This is a Throat Plate for his dado blades on the table saw.
6/8/2012 Click on image to see closeup.

Brian Connell


Brian built this Moxon Vise Variation as a portable work bench. The wood is Hard Maple and the finish is wipe on polyurethane. A raised work area allows easy pull back.
5/4/2012 Click on image to see closeup.

Dick Wakefield


Stickit Sandpaper Dispenser made from plywood and finished in Urethane.
11/4/2011 Click on image to see closeup.

Arlen Handberg


A Table Saw Fence Storage Box for pencils, calculator, etc. It is made from Maple and finished in lacquer.
3/5/2011 Click on image to see closeup.

Jack Budny


Jack made this Infeed/Outfeed support for his table saw, jointer, planer, drill press and band saw. It is to handle long stock and was made from scrap wood. Note that it is NOT a tripod, which would tilt!
3/5/2011 Click on image to see closeup.

Mark Tsujihara


This os a Shooting Board made from Phenolic faced plywood, Maple (fence), and White Oak (stop).
3/5/2011 Click on image to see closeup.

Jack Budny


This is a Sheet Stock Carrier designed to carry 4x8 sheets of 3/4" plywood. It is made from 3/4" Birch plywood and is left unfinished.
2/5/2011 Click on image to see closeup.

Mark Tsujihara


A Workbench Vice build for a new woodworking bench Mark is constructing. It is made from Douglas Fir, Hard Maple, and Oak (pegs).
2/5/2011 Click on image to see closeup.

Chad Ishikawa


Chad built this Dust Collector System with suggestions from Brady in his shop at home. The collector motor and collector are elevated above a cabinet.
11/6/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

John Fowler


John made this Tool Handle from Walnut for the turning SIG. It is finished with Walnut Oil and Wax.
8/7/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Dick Wakefield


Dick created this Soldering Jig for hobby work from scrap Walnut and two clothes pins.
8/7/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Stephen Case-Pall


This is a Skew wood turning tool. The wood is Quinta. The finish is wax. This is made from an antique James Swan chisel.
5/8/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Jack Budny


Jack made this Fundamental Machine for this month's challenge. Mallet made from ash with brass pins, unfinished.
5/8/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Paul Brockway


Paul turned this Draw Bore from Home Depot steel and Olive. It is oil finished.
5/8/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Marshall Nathanson


A Dust Collector for a Rigid oscillating sander. It is made from Fir. It has cut the dust from the sander by about 90%.
3/6/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Tim Albers



3/6/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Arlen Handberg


Arlen made this handy jig to cut toy airplane wings. It is made from plywood and a spring clamp from Harbor Freight to allow for varying wood thickness.
3/6/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Gallo


Dan's Feather Board fits into the mitre slot of the table saw. It is made from Mahogany.
3/6/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


A Bandsaw Push Stick features a magnet obtained on sale at JoAnn's.
3/6/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Watkins


Bill shows his Jointer Push Fixture
3/6/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Marshall Nathanson


This challenge entry is a Magnetic Jointer Blade Setter. The magnets embedded in the aluminum plate make the job of setting/replacing the blades a simple task. The plate simply rests on the out-feed table and the blade is magnetically held by the plate in the proper position.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Waingrow


Dan made this Screwdriver Handle from Maple and Walnut. The assembly of the inlay was done by cutting the maple, using a scroll saw for the inlay, and re-assembling the handle.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Unknown Maker


This nice marking tool was not identified.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Chuck Nickerson


Chuck built these Saw Benches as a project for a class he teaches. The wood is Alder and the finish is water based. The fasteners are cut nails for authenticity.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

James Kostrab


This is a Sharpening Tool. It has a large glass plate mounted on a slanted board which can be propped at an accurate angle for sharpening. It is made from scrap.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Watkins


Bill entered this carving stand made from shop scraps to avoid the carving tools cutting things they are not supposed to cut!
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Stan Wolpert


Stan made these two Mallets. They are made from Walnut and Black Acacia. They are finished in oil.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Paul Brockway


Paul did this Awl for the challenge. The handle is Yew wood which needs no finish.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

John Fowler


John entered this Mallet. He thought the wood was Eucalyptus, but someone said it was something else, which I (Aubrey) do not remember. The finish is shellac.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Dave Studley


Dave entered this Clamping Aid in the challenge.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Stephen Case-Pall


Stephen entered this Restored Chisel in the challenge. The handle is solid brass with a CocoBolo ferrule. The blade found at a garage sale.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.


This Easy Rougher Turning Tool was also a challenge entry. It is turned from Sycamore and finished in oil. It is local wood, aged about two years.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Arlen Handberg


Arlen's entry in the challenge was this special long radius Router Jig for cutting arcs over 4 feet radius. It is made from plywood.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Gallo


Dan made the handles for these two Screw Drivers. They are turned from solid Cherry and finished in Friction Polish.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Bob Holmquist


Bob entered this Pick Up Tool made from drill rod and scrap wood.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.


Bob also entered this Mallet made from Maple and finished in Tung Oil. It is a recycled bowling pin.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Bill Battocchio


Bill made this Scraper for the tool challenge. The handle is Walnut and finished with wax. All parts were taken from scrap.
1/9/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

Aubrey Grey


A centering marker shown with the tool used to make the spacings exact. The pins are brass rod polished in the drill press. The center scribe is made from an old drill bit ground to a point. The wood is also Handberg Walnut. (Also part of the Challenge)
1/4/2009 Click on image to see closeup.


A quick table saw pusher modeled after one demonstrated by Gene West. (see January, 2008, Show & Tell) Part of the Challenge for this month.
1/4/2009 Click on image to see closeup.

James Kostrab


This Outfeed Stand from Oak.
9/5/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Arlen Handberg


This is what machinists call a Sine Plate. It is used to accurately establish any angle for his drill press. It is made from Birch and Baltic Birch with no finish.
7/4/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Stephen Case-Pall


Stephen got this old plane from a friend and it is now his pride and joy.
5/2/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

John Fowler


Sander Fixture John made this fixture to hold his hand held belt sander so that he could use it as a fixed sander.
3/7/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Stephen Case-Pall


Stephen found a broken engraving hammer at a garage sale. He polished the head and added a new Olive handle and finished it in oil.
1/4/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Gene West


On the left, Gene made a height gage. On the right is a table saw push jig to keep the hands away from the blade when pushing small pieces.
1/4/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Ira Goldberg


The first is a Non-magnetic Screwdriver made from Soft Maple and finished in shellac and wax. It was used to tune a MRI system where the use of a magnetic screwdriver would have been very difficult.
1/4/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Dan Gallo


This Block Plane was made from Padauk, Maple, Brass rod and a Hock blade.
1/4/2008 Click on image to see closeup.


Table Saw Alignment Tool by Dan is made from Walnut, Red Oak, Padauk and King Wood. The tools is used to align the blade parallel to the miter slot. Also used to align the rip fence parallel to the blade.
1/4/2008 Click on image to see closeup.

Marshall Nathanson


Marshall buys tools from Harbor Freight but they do not have nice cases. So he made this one for his pneumatic stapler. It is made from 1/4" Baltic Birch and finished in Tung Oil.
11/2/2007 Click on image to see closeup.

Arlen Handberg


Arlen's Solvent Bottle Holder is made from Mahogany and finished in Lacquer.
11/2/2007 Click on image to see closeup.

Jordan Greer


This is Jordan's set of hand made tool boxes. The boxes are made from various woods and finished with Jordan's special finishing process.
4/7/2007 Click on image to see closeup.

Andrew Purdy


This Custom Storage Case is made from Cherry, Maple, Figured Redwood - book-matched veneer with Padauk trim. The finish is wipe-on Maloof Polyurethane. This is used to store Andrew's carving tools and bits. It features a lift out tray for the bits.
11/3/2006 Click on image to see closeup.

Gene West


This hand made beam compass is made from Walnut and brass.
4/8/2005 Click on image to see closeup.

Jordan Greer


This
box cutting tooling is for edge cutting of keys in wooden boxes. It is made from fir and plywood with Conejo Valley Woodworkers guide handle. The finish is tung oil. This is unique in that it positions the box for cutting support keys in box edges safely and uniformly.
1/7/2005 Click on image to see closeup.

Stephen Case-Pall

Gun Control Push Stick


Attached are pics of the new, patented "Gun Control Push Stick" with tool-less blade change. Materials used: Government-destroyed Smith & Wesson revolver, brass, walnut, beech, maple, rubber.
No finish used.
7/19/2004 Click on image to see closeup.

Jordan Greer

Light Standard


Jordan created this light standard from solid oak donated by members of the club.
6/5/2004 Click on image to see closeup.

Stephen Case-Pall

Table Saw Sled

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The adjustable angle fence has marking for every degree up to 60 degrees and includes the 22 1/2 degree mark. For safety purposes, the sled has a protective cage on the front of the frame board where the blade protrudes through. A hold down board runs from front to back providing two adjustable hold down bolts. He used MDF for the base and hard Maple for the frame and fence. Some UHMW tape was applied to the bottom to improve it's sliding ability.
3/10/2003 Click on image to see closeup.

Dog Ramp

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This dog ramp for a physically challenged dog, required near perfection to keep the balusters aligned. To accomplish the task, Stephen built a saddle jig, for drilling angled, centered, equally spaced holes. It is Oak-veneered 3/4" plywood, with a banister made from one 3/4" x 6" x 5' board and 1/2" dowels. From the same piece of wood, first drill the desired hole, centered, and at the angle desired. Then drill a second hole at the desired distance between holes. Glue/tack two additional pieces to make a saddle to fit over project piece. Cut a dowel the same size as the desired hole, about 3", and sand one end so it slips in and out easily. Drill first hole at desired location, place saddle over project piece and fit dowel through saddle into freshly drilled hole. Move entire piece along fence to the other hole. Fit drill in, and continue to drill second hole. Continue in this manner until desired number of holes are reached. All the joints fitted so tightly that it was tapped together without needing glue.
11/12/2001 Click on image to see closeup.