Tools, Tips and Techniques
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.
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
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.
Cutting Crown Molding
You don't need a slide rule, an eagle eye, or a compound mitersaw to make dead-on cuts in crown molding. Using this intuitive technique, anyone can cut crown molding easily and accurately.keep them from teetering when you're making your cuts. Before -- -- crown molding we first need to determine which is the bottom which is the top. The bottom of the crown -- will always beedges it flush against the fence. And the table. To hold our crown molding in position while we make our cuts and installed this stop. Using a space here to keep it to correct distance from
It's handy to have a mitersaw in your shop for crosscutting because it requires very little set-up, you can cut much longer pieces than you can on a tablesaw, and it's intuitive to use. In this video, WOOD magazine Tools Editor Bob Hunter shows you the best safe practices for making cuts on theclear of the blade. I got this Microsoft set up to cut crown molding lying flat on the table. In my during those 31 point 62 and the level angle is 33 point nine. But it's
Adjusting Planer Tables
You don't have to live with sniped boards coming out of your planer. You may just need to adjust the tables. WOOD magazine's Craig Ruegsegger shows you how.the table enough that you can just fit a penny as a straight edge right next to the inside -- at the table. If the leading into the boards sags as the back in passes and
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.
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
Getting the Most From Your Router Table
WOOD magazine craftsman Jim Heavey shows how to make the router, already the most verstatile tool in your shop, even more useful by mounting it in a router table.I want a three quarter inch -- I use a three gates Robert Bennett and so here's a quick tip. When routing and grain and a piece of what it's really seek a blowout it's because