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Mike Korsak choose to put most of his machines in one corner of his shop to keep his dust collection needs centralized. For more information: .

Designing a shop space for woodworking takes careful planning. Each tool requires a certain amount of space to be used properly and safely. Many woodworkers convert a garage or basement into a wood shop, so space is often at a premium.

For layout work, a square's primary function is to draw lines 90º perpendicular to a side. As always, there are a few types available but what sets them apart is what else they do. For me, a combination square is the most useful.

Bending wood is one of those techniques that can have a dramatic effect on a woodworking project, but many woodworkers shy away from it because it seems intimidating. Watch this demonstration by our expert woodworker George Vondriska to learn a simple, worry-free approach to bending wood quickly using a heated iron pipe.