Tools Tests and Demos
Bostitch Smart Point brad nailer
WOOD magazine Tools Editor demonstrates the innovative features found in the new Smart Point brad nailer from Bostitch.
Black & Decker Gyro screwdriver
WOOD magazine's Lucas Peters demonstrates the innovative Gyro screwdriver from Black & DeckerThis is good gyro by Black & -- it's little four volt lithium ion screwdriver. That's a little squeeze -- Trigger on the back you'll see no trigger here. Activates when you squeeze. And when I
WOOD magazine Tools Editor Bob Hunter demonstrates the innovative features of the new Mixing Mate device from Rockler for mixing up and pouring paints and finishes without the mess.Brothers and mixing me. Finished dispensers. Are clever idea because what they do is they let you attached to it can't metal -- have these -- around them. Where's -- don't
Biscuit Joiner Basics
WOOD magazine's Bob Hunter shows you what to look for when buying a biscuit joiner and how to cut the most common types of biscuit joints.differences between machines. Primarily most of the machines have a fence -- lift system regulation system that's a rack and pinion. That means when you turn it bowl or knob that. -- moves up and down. This is
Installing a Bandsaw Riser Block
For less than $100 and about 30 minutes of your time, you can increase your bandsaw's resawing capacity by 6".have -- your band saws a great way to increase the versatility heavy machinery . For example today we're gonna put a six and tried to block in this fourteen inch cast iron pants off. The benefit is you raise the -- -- machine and now instead of a six inch capacity you have twelve
Using a Card Scraper
Want super-smooth panels fast? WOOD magazine's Craig Ruegsegger walks you through the simple steps for sharpening and then using a card scraper.I am Greg Craig Sager would magazine this video. -- how to sharpen and use a cabinet scraper it's one of the simplest and frankly one of
Shoulder Plane Techniques
A shoulder plane is one of the hand tools that even power-tool junkies should own because it allows you to fine-tune the fit of a number of different joints, from mortise-and-tenon to breadboard ends. In this video, Master Furnituremaker Tim Peters walks you through the correct use of a shoulderIn a lot of situations. What we're trying to achieve in western style woodworking is that -- -- -- between two complementary parts. And the basic building block all western woodworking is going to be
Setting Up a Scraper Plane
Power planers and jointers can make a mess of highly figured woods, such as curly maple or lacewood. You can sand those wild-grained woods smooth, but pack a lunch, because it's a long, slow process. Instead, try a scraping plane. In this video, WOOD Magazine Techniques Editor Bob Wilson firstour. Talk ankle on the play. We have a piece of figured maple syrup that's been run through a power -- and as you can see by the talk -- -- few scallops. You can also hear the out textured surface as the plane travels across the top. Slogan. And the fish but. It shouldn't. Norway are the smooth surface . And paper -- shavings.
Skew Chisel Techniques
Turning expert Brian Simmons demystifies the skew chisel with three basic-but-beautiful cuts.complaining cat. To begin making the plane cut you wanna position the cutting edge of -- -- At approximately a 45 degree angle to work piece. Draw a line for your reference. Now notice that theOn the edge this deal. The important thing is that the actual cutting edge . Makes approximately a 45 degree angle. With the woods. Start early in the tool. On the bottom edge against the tour arrest.thirty degrees. It can be a little difficult. To actually see the cutting edge there -- the tools rolled vertical like this. That 45 degree angle -- Which worked wonderfully for -- cuts. Increases the difficulty even more. -- the tools -- that vertical. I can't see the cutting edge at all. However. Changing the -- closer to zero. As this one is. Increases your ability to see. When rolling beats. This
Skew Chisel Sharpening
Keep your skew chisel razor-sharp and ready for turning. WOOD's turning expert, Brian Simmons, shows you how to shape, grind, and hone your skew chisel.the flat stone. And then raising they handle. I insured two point contacts system . To slide back and forth. Across the sound. I checked my progress often to ensure that I'm not raising able to high.