Many turners use only a bench grinder to sharpen their chisels and gouges. I find that I have to do less honing when I use my disc sander with a 320-grit disc instead.
I like to mark the projects I build with one of those branding irons you heat with a propane torch. But if you don’t hold the iron squarely and with steady pressure, the design won’t burn evenly in the wood.
When faced with gluing up a door jamb too long for my workbench, an eight-foot-tall stepladder proved to be the perfect solution.
For laying out circles where the exact radius isn’t critical, I like to use a scrap of perforated hardboard
You know that gut-punch feeling you get when a brad blows through the side of a case assembly? Never experience it again.
When needing to take off just a little material from a piece of trim that has a mitered or 90° edge, use this simple jig, modeled after a rafter square.
When cutting box joints using my tablesaw sled, I like to keep eyes on the blade throughout the cut.
It’s hard to see a pencil mark on dark woods, such as walnut.