Attention struggling woodworkers

Discover how to finally build professional-looking pieces you can be proud of, without a lot of tools, space, experience, or frustration

Sure, you could spend years working on your accuracy and consistency … making mistake after mistake … feeling frustrated and wishing you had more space and more tools… 

In fact, countless blogs, YouTube videos, and magazines may lead you to believe that’s the only way to get better at woodworking. 

But while practicing your craft is important … here’s the truth:

Even if you’ve just started woodworking, you can make huge leaps in your accuracy, consistency, and joinery skills right now.

And you don’t need a huge woodshop with all the bells and whistles, either.

So if you’re just getting serious about woodworking, and you want to improve your skills fast, but don’t know where to start…


You’ve already been trying for a while to improve your skills, but you’re overwhelmed by the volume of information out there — and discouraged by all the woodworking tutorials showcasing shops full of expensive tools…

Then keep reading. 

Because I’ve put together something for you that can shave years off your learning curve … save you tons of money in tools and wasted materials … and have you breezing through your projects like a pro in no time.

But first…

Let me know if any of this sounds familiar:

You got into woodworking because you thought it’d be a fun hobby . . . you thought maybe you could make some furniture for your home, or for friends and family. Maybe even sell a few pieces.

So you got to work in your shop.

And while you love woodworking . . . no matter what you do, you can’t seem to get through a single project without hitting roadblocks.

You’ve heard that every new woodworker goes through this . . . 

But you can’t help but feel frustrated when you spend hours and hours on a project, excited about how it’s all coming together . . . only to realize that a joint is too loose. Or some pieces don’t align. Or a drawer face doesn’t close square with the frame. Or there’s a gap around a door.

And to fix the problem, you usually need to start over . . . but you’re not even sure how to guarantee a different result! 

So you waste even more time searching for a solution in blog after blog, video after video. You pick up more woodworking magazines, and buy more books.

And the solution always seems to be . . . just practice more. Or get yet ANOTHER tool. 

Many new woodworkers think that this is how it has to be. And they end up wasting so much time, money, and energy as a result. 

But there’s a better way. 

With the right approach, you can skip the frustration . . . and start building great-looking projects way sooner than you think. 

But before you can do that . . . you’re going to have to let go of a few woodworking myths, once and for all!

3 reasons you’re still struggling with accuracy and consistency:

So many woodworkers never even try to take on the project of their dreams . . . because they think they can’t get good results unless they have a shop full of all the latest and greatest tools. 

This isn’t surprising . . . what are you supposed to think when every woodworking video you watch seems to call for yet another tool you don’t have on hand? 

But you can create beautiful pieces with just a few modest tools. You just need to know a few tricks for getting the most out of every tool you have!

It’s true that you’ll make mistakes as a woodworker — no matter how good you get. 

But that doesn’t mean you have to struggle with every single project . . . or wait forever to improve your consistency and accuracy and joinery skills . . . or keep putting off the projects you really want to make because you don’t think you’re good enough yet. 

Even as a beginner, there are ways you can set yourself up for success. With a little preparation and the right approach, just about any project can be within your reach.

There’s a lot of free woodworking information out there. And I get it — it’s natural to want to take advantage of that. 

But free information doesn’t mean quality information. And there is a cost to digging through endless amounts of information . . . hoping you’ll find that golden nugget you need to finally get through your project.

So if you’re time-rich and don’t mind spending years trying to figure it all out before you can ever make a good-looking, stable, square piece of furniture . . . sticking to free information could work for you.

But if you want to make huge strides in your skills right now . . . you’re better off investing in quality information put together by someone who’s been exactly where you are — and who has an interest in seeing you succeed.

Regardless of your background, your tools, or your space . . . rewarding projects are within your reach

So by now you know that you do not need to suffer through the growing pains before you can create professional-looking pieces. 

You don’t need a bunch of fancy tools. 

And whatever space you have — whether a garage or a basement or backyard shed — can make a perfectly fine woodshop. 

Now you just need to know what you should be doing differently.

Ready for the game changer?

Here it is:

Building and using the right shop projects, jigs, sleds, and other “tool enhancers.”

These projects will help you get the most out of the tools and space you have, while immediately boosting your accuracy and consistency.

Imagine consistently experiencing the satisfaction of joints fitting together just right . . . drawers sliding in completely square with the frame . . . and tables standing in perfect balance without the least bit of wobble!

You’ll be able to confidently get to work on any project you can dream up. And you’ll know that when it’s done — it’ll be something you’d be proud to show off in your home . . . or give as a gift . . . or even sell for cold hard cash!

I’m talking about projects like these (yes I built these, without formal training or a large shop):

This is all entirely within your reach. I know, because I used to be right where you are.

I struggled with woodworking for years . . .
until I found a better way

Hey, I’m Adam.   

I’m a husband, father, and homeowner with a full-time job . . . and I’m also a self-taught, small-shop woodworker.

When I got into woodworking, it was out of necessity – we needed a new platform bed. I got to work, and I immediately fell in love with building things from wood.

But that doesn’t mean it’s been easy. 

I started woodworking in a small one-car garage, so I didn’t have a lot of space, or a lot of tools.

And when I finally finished that new platform bed . . . it was the most unlevel and unsquare piece of furniture I’d ever seen . . .

I quickly realized how easy it is to mess up an entire project because of a few mistakes early on. And the worst part is that you don’t usually find out until much later in the build process!

At first, I thought I’d just have to keep working hard at it, and after a few years, the accuracy and consistency would come . . . 

YouTube and Google had me convinced that quality woodworking required either years of experience mastering hand tool techniques, or a large shop full of expensive tools.

So I spent a long time learning, trying new things, getting new tools . . . but I was still struggling to consistently create pieces I could be proud of! 

I couldn’t figure out how to make repeatable cuts so project pieces would actually line up right.

“90 degrees” was an elusive concept.

I could never seem to get perfect crosscuts . . . 

And I avoided advanced joinery techniques and furniture projects in general for so long — I just knew they’d require too much accuracy, which I couldn’t seem to figure out.

But I eventually got fed up.

I wanted a better, faster way to up my game. So I started searching, and I came across a few shop jigs and table saw sled ideas. 

I learned that these things are like “tool enhancers” that make accuracy (among other things) much simpler . . . bingo!

The ones I found weren’t specifically designed for a small shop or for increasing accuracy in the ways I needed . . . but they had potential.

So I started coming up with my own plans. I designed, built, and tested a lot of jigs and sleds . . . and scrapped most of them.

But I eventually perfected a set of designs for table saw sleds and other jigs that have skyrocketed my accuracy and consistency — even with the limited tools and space I had.

When you use a jig to make cuts systematically, you don’t need years of practice to master the techniques. This opened the door to advanced joinery and all kinds of furniture projects!

I was able to confidently take on building the furniture we needed in our home, as well as furniture for others. These days I’ve got a list of requests longer than I’ll ever be able to get through, and it feels great!

And now, I want to share my professional quality plans with you . . . so you, too, can build and use the “tool enhancers” you need to confidently tackle whatever projects you want . . . without a lot of space, tools, or experience.


Wood Shop Essentials

Wood Shop Essentials is an online membership that will give you instant access to professional plans, video training, tutorials, and more to help you build and use jigs, sleds, and other tool enhancers.

That means you’ll have everything you need to drastically improve your accuracy, consistency, and joinery skills right away. 

No more loose joints, unsightly gaps, or unlevel pieces.

No more wasted hours digging through blogs and YouTube videos trying to find a solution.

No more hesitation to take on a project because you’re not confident in your skills.

With the help of your jigs, sleds, and other tool enhancers, you’ll be bypassing the frustration and finally tackling whatever projects you can dream up! 

Plus, the content inside Wood Shop Essentials is always growing. As I add more plans, projects, and videos, you’ll have access to it all!

Here’s what’s waiting for you inside

Wood Shop Essentials isn’t just a collection of random project plans.

I’ve only included no-nonsense plans and videos on how to build and use highly functional jigs, sleds, shop projects, and more that I know will help you get more out of your tools and space.

As a Wood Shop Essentials member, you’ll also get priority email support. If you have any questions, just shoot me a message, and I’ll do whatever I can to help!

Here’s what you get when you join Wood Shop Essentials today:


These professional plans with clear, detailed instructions will help you build sleds, modifiers, joinery jigs, and shop projects that will drastically improve your woodworking — even with little space and few tools.

Each plan includes:

  • Material list, tools list, cut lists, and diagrams
  • Plan, elevation, isometric, and perspective views
  • Imperial and metric measurements
  • Step by step instructions on cuts, joinery, and assembly

You’ll also get access to a collection of quality furniture plans (tables, TV console, wine rack, and more) that are perfect for growing your skills!

All plans and instructions are PDFs, which means they’re easily viewable on your computer, tablet, or smartphone — or you can download them and print them as many times as you want.

Currently plans include:

  • Table Saw Sled
  • Taper / Jointer Sled
  • Router-Mortising Jig
  • Dovetailing Jig
  • Picture Frame Clamping Jig
  • Inlay and Runner Shaving Jig
  • Drawer Pull Installation Jig
  • Moxon Vise
  • Table Saw Outfeed Table
  • Router Table
  • Vertical Cut Auxiliary Fence
  • Thin-Rip Push Block
  • Drill Press Caddy
  • Lumber Storage Rack
  • Clamp Hanging Rack
  • Work Bench (with lot’s of storage)
  • Plus all my skill-building furniture plans
  • And there’s more to come!


Here are just a few of the projects included:

Premium Table Saw Sled

Drill Press Caddy

Jointer / Taper Sled

Mortising Jig

Thin-Rip Push Block

Moxon Vise


Brush up on the basics or learn new techniques so you can get the results you want on all your projects. 

This ever-expanding library of streaming training videos with full commentary currently covers:

  • Table saw basics (safety, rip cuts, crosscuts, miter cuts, bevel cuts, and more)
  • Advanced table saw (tapering legs, edge jointing, dovetailing, dados, and more)
  • Band saw basics (cutting curves, rip cuts, crosscutting, cutting notches)
  • Advanced band saw (cutting circles, resawing, cutting veneers)

And there’s more to come!


Practice your craft with step-by-step video tutorials that walk you through the entire build process. Current projects include:

  • A customizable sofa arm table that’s fast and cheap to build — and popular on sites like Etsy (which means it’s a great project if you’re looking to sell your work!)
  • A sturdy, professional-grade Moxon vise — an essential shop accessory that raises your workpiece to a convenient height and holds it solidly in place while you work

And there’s more to come!

Wood Shop Essential’s collection of plans, training videos, and tutorials is CONSTANTLY GROWING . . .

That means it’ll only become more and more valuable . . . and the membership price may increase. 

But when you join today, you can lock in the low annual membership fee of ONLY $67 FOR LIFE.

It doesn’t matter how much new content I add — you’ll always pay just $67 for each year you renew your membership!

Skip the frustration and skyrocket your woodworking skills

Join Now - Limited Time Offer - ONE FULL YEAR for only ONE payment of $67

(that’s less than $6 per month)

Cancel anytime

Instant access to all the plans, projects, bonuses, and training videos.
60-Day Money Back Guarantee | 100% Secure Encrypted Checkout


“These plans are great and really easy to follow. I’m very new to woodworking and have just started setting up shop, so having a set of plans to kick-start me in the wonderful world of jigs is a real blessing. And they really are easy to follow: They’re well thought out, clear and comprehensive, leaving absolutely nothing to guesswork…”

~ Peter from the United Kingdom


“…The plans great. Some of the best I have seen for detail and explaining things to this noob… I finished the sled and the instructions and drawings were great. Best I have seen. Better than Woodsmith, Wood, Woodworkers Guild of America. Definitely better than Shopnotes…”

~ Brad D. from Lenexa, Kansas


“…The projects are fun as well as skill building/honing, and the jigs are fantastic and mind opening. Dollar for dollar “Wood Shop Essentials” is the best bang for the buck!! I recommend to all my friends and family woodworkers. Thanks Adam.”

~ Kenny Y. from Bullhead City, Arizona

As a BONUS, you’ll also get access to a library of other valuable woodworking resources:

  • Templates. Get through projects faster and more safely by creating essential accessories like square clamping jigs, push shoes, and push sticks
  • Project Material Sources. Quickly find hardware and other items you need for shop projects and jigs with this list of links to products that I personally use for my projects
  • Reference Charts. Easily access the info you need, when you need it with these printable reference charts for measurement conversion, wood hardness, and more
  • Woodworkers Resource List. Quickly find project ideas and free plans with this organized list of every quality online source I’ve ever found for woodworkers. No more digging around the web — everything you need is here!

Plus, you’ll get TWO BONUS EBOOKS packed with practical information on setting up your shop and making money with your woodworking skills


Learn how to get huge savings on power tools and set up a functional, efficient workshop that will minimize frustrations and prepare you for success — even in a small space! 

You’ll learn:

  • How to save up to 70% on quality power tools (with return policies!) by using three awesome websites
  • How to equip your shop with tools lists for three different budgets — prices and sources included
  • How to layout your shop for better productivity and workflow
  • How to soundproof your shop
  • How to control heating, cooling, and humidity in your shop
  • . . . and more!


Turn your hobby into cash with this 151-page “A to Z” guide to making money from your woodworking skills!

You’ll learn:

  • How to make money selling wood furniture and small wood projects
  • How to do simple market research to uncover high-volume and popular crafts selling right now
  • Ways to increase your profit margins without sacrificing customers or quality
  • How to build a loyal following of satisfied, repeat buyers
  • How to continuously attract new buyers
  • . . . and more!

You’ll also get a downloadable spreadsheet template for keeping track of all your sales and customers . . . making it a breeze to find the information you need for customer support, communications, and future sales opportunities.


“The new sled is complete and I love it!! Used the 45-degree jig and got a perfect picture frame. I added a place to hold my pencils, square and tape measure since I’m always looking for one. Thanks for the great plans!”

~ Cody S. from Chicago, IL


“…The plans are really detailed and very clear and they show everything that you need to do in easy to understand steps.

There is a board cutting plan to start the process off and several elevated views so you can see exactly what you need to do from all angles and around 20 pages that covers the whole job [table saw sled] from start to finish.

Adam emailed me a few days after downloading the plans to see if I had any questions and I thought this was excellent aftercare service. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this company and no doubt will be back for more plans once the sled is finished.”

~ Glyn from Ipswich, England

And if you need yet another reason to join . . . you’ll also get instant access to a BONUS DOVETAIL BOX MASTERY COURSE

In this detailed, step-by-step 20-video course, you’ll learn how to build a dovetail box from scratch . . . allowing you to master this common joinery technique and tackle a variety of projects with confidence

This course will teach you how to:

  • Cut dovetails on your table saw
  • Make dovetails tight and gorgeous
  • Build a rabbeted box lid and base
  • Cut a decorative contrasting curve
  • Master the poly finish for glass-smooth results

Join today and lock in your low annual membership fee FOR LIFE

I aim to add something new for members at least every month — whether it’s a new training video, more plans, or another project tutorial. 

That means you’ll always have something new to learn . . . and you’ll always be advancing your skills.

To recap, here’s what you’ll get when you join today:

  • Plans for Advanced Woodworking Jigs & Sleds ($67 Value)
  • Plans for Wood Shop Projects ($56 Value)
  • Step-by-Step Guides On Techniques Used To Build Each Project ($29 Value)
  • Essential Printable Reference Charts and Templates ($20 Value)
  • Access to my Complete Woodworkers Resources Page ($39 Value)
  • Make Money Woodworking Ebook ($67 Value)
  • Setting Up Shop Ebook ($47 Value)
  • Dovetailing Online-Video Training Course ($67 Value)
  • ​Advanced Techniques For Table Saw Sleds ($15 Value)
  • V​ertical Cut Auxiliary Sled Training ($10 Value)
  • ​Advanced - Decorative Curve Inlay Technique ($15 Value)
  • Access To future plans, project tutorials, and training videos
  • Priority email support - ask me anything about your projects and I'll help however I can

Total value: over $432

But ACT FAST, and you can get ONE FULL YEAR of access for only ONE PAYMENT of $67 . . . well worth the amount you’ll save in scrapped projects and wasted time!

And when you join now, you’ll also lock in your annual membership price FOR LIFE.

Skip the frustration and skyrocket your woodworking skills

Join Now - Limited Time Offer - ONE FULL YEAR for only ONE payment of $67

(that’s less than $6 per month)

Cancel anytime

Instant access to all the plans, projects, bonuses, and training videos.
60-Day Money Back Guarantee | 100% Secure Encrypted Checkout

Plus, you’ll be backed by
a ridiculous 60-day 100% money-back guarantee

Still on the fence about Wood Shop Essentials? I get it — there’s a lot of woodworking information out there. It can be hard to figure out what you should trust and what’s worth your time and money.

But I know everything inside Wood Shop Essentials will help you advance your skills faster than you ever thought possible . . . and I don’t want you to miss the chance to skip the frustration and finally experience woodworking as the satisfying hobby it’s meant to be!

That’s why I’m making it RISK-FREE for you to try it out for yourself. Join today and get to work with my plans, training videos, and tutorials for a whole TWO MONTHS. 

If you don’t find that they help you level up your skills, get more done, and finally start making more professional-looking projects you can be proud of . . . just email me at within 60 days of your purchase.

I’ll give you a 100% refund, no questions asked. You can even keep whatever plans and bonuses you’ve already downloaded!


“…My first thought was that the sled plans alone are worth what I paid for access. I’m not much of a woodworker but I think with WSE I can get a lot better.”

~ Jerry S. from New Caney, Texas


“Thanks for the plans. I think it took me 2 pretty solid days and every tool in my arsenal. Now I need a project to use it on. Note the drill press caddy in the background. Love that one, too.”

~ Don P. from Fort Myers, Florida

Frequently Asked Questions

I made Wood Shop Essentials with the beginner-intermediate woodworker in mind. But to get the most out of it, you should have at least basic working knowledge of your power tools, making cuts, and shop safety.

Otherwise, I’ve made the plans very easy to follow and understand, so beginners can easily make sense of them. 

Plus, these jigs and other tool enhancers are incredibly useful for beginners . . . and you won’t outgrow them anytime soon! In fact, I still use them myself for projects in the intermediate-advanced range.

If you need help getting over common beginner hurdles, the Wood Shop Essentials Video Training Vault has tool-specific videos geared towards new woodworkers. I also have a lot of free content for beginners on my blog, The Power Tools Website.

I custom design and create all the plans myself using professional software . . . so no. While it’s possible you can find similar plans scattered around the web, these particular plans can only be found on Wood Shop Essentials.

You should also consider the potential cost of using free plans. Free plans come with zero support . . . and if they’re poorly designed or poorly explained, you may be left high and dry in the middle of a project. That means wasted time and wasted materials. 

But when you join Wood Shop Essentials, you’ll get email support from me personally. 

And I stand behind my plans 100%, so I also offer a 60 day, 100% money-back guarantee. That means I have a real incentive to make sure my plans are accurate and helpful and do what I say they’ll do. 

That’s something you won’t get with any free plan you find online.

Most of the training and projects inside Wood Shop Essentials focus on just three tools:

table saw, 
router, and 
drill press. 

With just these three tools, you can accomplish so many awesome things in a woodshop!

You should also have some basic hand tools. For example, you’ll need a way to cut curves. If you don’t have a scroll or band saw, you can use a jigsaw, or even a coping saw. You’ll also need a drill and a pocket hole jig.

In each project I lay out all the tools and bits required to complete the project — that way there are no surprises halfway through.

If you’re a complete beginner and have no tools, you’ll need to invest in the basics. To help you, as a member of Wood Shop Essentials you’ll get access to a bonus ebook, Setting Up Shop. This ebook includes shopping lists for all budgets, plus handy money-saving tips for your tool purchases.

Depending on where you are, some items I use may or may not be easy for you to find locally. 

I typically use Amazon to find items I can’t find easily in my area. 

To make sure you can find what you need, when you join Wood Shop Essentials, you’ll get access to my Project Material Sources page. This page includes Amazon links to the items I vouch for and personally use when building my jigs and sleds.

Yes. I take the security of your credit card and other personal information very seriously. 

That’s why I’ve partnered with Stripe and PayPal. They offer extra layers of protection, including an encryption layer on the transaction, to ensure that your payment information is safe.

Your card information will only be seen and handled by these payment processors. I will not be able to access your card information in any way. You honestly have a higher chance of credit card fraud at your local gas stations than you do using the Stripe or PayPal payment processors.

I offer all members a 60-day 100% money-back guarantee. 

Try out as many plans, tutorials, and training videos as you want. If they don’t help you make breakthroughs in your woodworking skills, just let me know within 60 days, and I’ll happily refund you. 

Canceling after the 60-day period is hassle-free, too — it only takes a few clicks to complete.

Sure. When you join today, you’ll get immediate access to everything inside the members’ area:

  • PDF plans and guides for jigs, sleds, shop projects, and complementary furniture projects
  • Video training vault
  • Moxon vise build tutorial
  • Essential printable reference charts and templates
  • Project materials and woodworkers resources pages
  • Make Money Woodworking ebook
  • Setting Up Shop ebook
  • Dovetail Box Mastery video training course
  • Priority email support

The library of plans, training videos, and project tutorials will continue to grow and expand — you’ll have access to it all for as long as you’re a member. 

Just scroll down this page and hit the “Get access now” button below to go to the checkout page.

Once you’ve completed the transaction, you’ll immediately get your login information by email.

Login to the members’ area, and you can get started right away. You’ll have instant access to everything inside Wood Shop Essentials, so it’s just a matter of deciding where you want to begin.

Your membership will automatically renew every year as long as you remain a member, and don’t worry, it’s easy to cancel. Just visit

Wood Shop Essentials Member Projects


“I love the wood plans. Very easy to follow, everything is in such detail. I am glad to be a member…”

~ Ken F. from Ocean Springs, Mississippi


“Adam – Thanks so much for the plans. All of the plans are so detailed from the cut list, many different views and diagrams, and step by step instructions…Your plans are top notch and for very useful jigs!”

~ Cory from Louisiana

Don’t wait until you have more tools, more space, or more experience to build the project of your dreams

Wood Shop Essentials will give you all the information you need to squeeze the most out of each one of your tools and every inch of your workspace. 

Because when you build and use the right shop projects, jigs, sleds, and other “tool enhancers,” virtually no project is out of your reach! 

So if you’ve just started getting serious about woodworking, and want to start off right . . . 

. . . or you’ve been woodworking for a while now, but you’re still struggling to improve your accuracy, consistency, or joinery skills and create projects you’re proud of . . .

Then Wood Shop Essentials was made for you. 

Inside, you’ll get the same plans and learn the same techniques that have helped shave years off my learning curve  . . .  and allowed me to fully enjoy woodworking as the awesome hobby that it is!

I don’t want you to miss your chance to bypass the frustration, too. 

And don’t forget: as I add more content to Wood Shop Essentials, the price may go up . . . but if you join now, you can lock in the low annual membership fee of $67 for life.

With the 60-day 100% money-back guarantee, the only thing you’ll be risking is spending even one more day feeling lost and frustrated in your shop.

Skip the frustration and level up your skills FAST with Wood Shop Essentials

A ONE YEAR membership is yours for only
ONE payment - ONLY $67

(that’s less than $6 per month)

Cancel anytime

Instant access to all the plans, projects, bonuses, and training videos.
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