Tools, Tips and Techniques
Body Mechanics for Easier Hand-planing
Maximize your efforts when hand-planing a board by focusing on efficient body mechanics.
Learn to Resaw
Tools Editor Bob Hunter goes over the basics of resawing boards with your bandsaw and how to achieve the best results.make one larger panel. Or you could put these separate in adjoining door panels , so that they would look close to the same. Just a nice way to experiment and work with exotic woods or any highly figured wood, in this case the spalted maple. Okay, now IÃ¢ÂÂm going to set up the saw to saw off, resaw eighth inch veneers off of this oak board. So IÃ¢ÂÂll loosen my clamps, with my bevel gauge still set at our drift angle, IÃ¢ÂÂmto move that in. Put this over here, move this into an eighth inch , just double check to make sure IÃ¢ÂÂm still there. Thinkform. ItÃ¢ÂÂs an interesting way to do it; you just resaw the eighth inch strips on your bandsaw. HereÃ¢ÂÂs an oak board that I resawed and was able to get five strips out of. You do
Flattening Sharpening Stones
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Whether you've just bought a new tablesaw or you want to improve the performance of your current saw, there are a few things you can do to it to ensure clean, accurate cuts. In this video, WOOD magazine's Jim Heavey walks you through a step-by-step check-and-adjustment of all the components of yourfirst part of this tune up is a thorough review of the owner's manual if you don't have when you can get it from the manufacturer where you can find when online. Now let's start withadjustments are you made to that they're done with stops and your owner's manual showing you where they're placed in how to make those adjustments. Now let's turn our attention to the cabinets offense yet likeit's not there adjustment screws in the back of his cage your owner's manual showing how to make those adjustments. The last thing that I'll do to make sure. But I have a perfect ninety degrees.
Ultimate Sharpening System
WOOD magazine's ultimate sharpening system using three types of sharpening media
Trick Out Your Drill Press
If you've just bought a new drill press, or are looking for ways to expand the usefulness of the one you have, you can add a few store-bought and shop-made accessories that make it really versatile. In this video, WOOD magazine's Jim Heavey demonstrates the installation and use of a drill-pressbe markedly easier to control watch. All the way across. That should complete mortgage . And now let's look at our completed mortars. From there we go. Very nice. -- -- one place and drill press really
WOOD magazine's Bandsaw Tuneup
WOOD magazine's Craig Ruegsegger gives you a full tour of the bandsaw and shows how to tune up the saw for greatly improved performance. You'll see exactly how to: Set the wheels coplanar - and learn why it's important. Use a dirt-simple gauge when adjusting the guides and bearings so the bladewearable to Barings and the blades to take -- ordinary piece of masking tape . And -- around the play this great stays in place don't have to have a third hand to -- that way ofI want to look closely you can see that as a brings masking tape . Up between the -- it just kisses the burnings and makes a move a little bit that's just the gap and after.Easily bring it up. So it just. Touches the back into the masking tape . And locked in place in the same test here to see that just kisses. The thrust -- it. Turns this tape goes
Straightedge Guide for Circular Saw and Router
You don't need a shop full of expensive machinery such as a cabinet saw and jointer to get perfectly straight edges on your stock. In this video, you'll learn how using only a circular saw, router, and a sheet of medium-density fiberboard, you can create and use a cutting guide that gives youjust a portable circular saw and hand held router. You'll need to straight edge and you can buy warranties but they tend to be pricey I'm gonna show you how to make your own again justplus three inches eight inches and then the center -- on mine straight edge I'm gonna make three inches so I've got eleven inches. Let's say twelve inches and mark my twelve inch dimensions both fans.Fear now we've got our. Base for the straight -- That one straight edge here we've got error field cut that's not so straight. Rather factory straight edge here so minute cut the three inch wide -- for the center of -- to go down the server base. From message. Both -- need to be straight parallel. So I'm going to use this -- to guide the saw. I mean he is a combination squares of marquee games so I got. For a half inches which is the distance from the saw -- This off base plus three inches which
Perfect Fitting Tablesaw Dadoes
Learn this foolproof method for making perfect-fitting dadoes on your tablesaw with just one test cut.you this why is culmination square. So up for a huge three eighths inch deep -- And crank it up and sell it to us. Apparently -- Lucent's -- Them locked him the -- -- by
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.