Simple plans you can use to build urns for indigent veterans
No matter the size of your shop, you’ll enjoy the benefits of having a piped network of compressed air.
Building a project from reclaimed lumber creates a piece with instant character, not to mention the green benefits of salvaging some wonderful material. But freshly cut edges and ends lack that time-worn patina and stick out like a sore thumb. With a little trial and error, plus a mix of finishing techniques, you can have your reclaimed-lumber projects looking good as old.
To demonstrate, we built the chairside chest from issue 229 (November 2014) using pine shelving rescued from a shut-down, century-old shoe store.
Virtually every cabinet you build uses rabbet joinery somewhere: for lock-rabbet drawers, on inset doors, as a recess to house the back of a bookcase. A rabbeting router bit helps you make them all.
3 ways to keep screws hidden away and under cover
Building your own shop cabinets isn’t rocket science.
The router table may be your most versatile tool, and here’s proof: three useful and easy-to-set-up joints made with inexpensive bits.
This simple technique creates an eye-popping optical illusion.
Slides come in many different types, and determining which to buy can be confusing. Here’s how to pick the best one for the job.
Sometimes close enough is close enough. But when precision matters, turn to calipers.