Woodshop library

40_library_1ROUTERS AND ROUTER TABLES, from the editors of American Woodworker magazine, offers practical advice on how to choose and use the most versatile power tool in the shop. Fully illustrated, the book offers buying advice for identifying the router that best suits your needs.

It also includes plans for building four router tables and routing workstations, a router lift and several auxiliary fences for special operations, such as producing raised panels and jointing edges. Dozens of shop-tested tips and router table add-ons are included, along with a special section on producing sliding dovetail joints. The 240-page softcover sells for $19.95. Contact: Fox Chapel Publishing. Tel: 800-457-9112. www.foxchapelpublishing.com

40_library_2HOW TO MAKE WORKBENCHES & SHOP STORAGE SOLUTIONS, also from the editors of American Woodworker magazine, features 28 projects to make a workshop more efficient. It features step-by-step projects for a variety of benches, toolboxes, shelving and cabinets. Other projects include a heavy-duty folding shop table, sawhorse and tool cart. It also includes three bonus projects for building a torsion box. The 256-page softcover sells for $24.95. Contact: Fox Chapel Publishing Co. Tel: 800-457-9112. www.foxchapelpublishing.com

This article originally appeared in the October 2011 issue.