I’ve discovered that an inexpensive plastic cutlery tray is a tidy way to organize my collection of router guide bushings. Strips of 3/4″ stock cut to size and counterbored with a 1-1/4″ Forstner bit are perfect holders for all different sizes of guide bushings. The tray’s end compartment is also handy for keeping collets and wrenches. I store the locking rings for the guide bushings on end behind the bushing holders so they’re easy to grab.
Bending a batten is one way to draw arcs of various curves, but here’s another method I find even easier to use. Just fasten two long, thin scraps together with a bolt and lock knob to form an adjustable angle, similar to a giant bevel gauge. Once you’ve determined the span of the arc you need and its height, nail a brad at each end of the span and mark the arc’s height at its centerpoint.
This walnut bookcase is traditional — right down to its joinery. But, our author added a twist or two that makes the whole thing easier to put together.