I struggled to find a good way to hold a shop-vacuum hose to capture debris generated by my drill press. So I built this swiveling hose mount, and it does the trick perfectly.
I always struggled to keep assembled boxes and drawers securely in place. To get a firm grip, but keep the work at a comfortable height, I fashioned this jig.
One of my projects required drilling a recess for a magnet on an angled face, so I came up with this little trick to do it without tilting my drill-press table.
Before staining, wipe your project with a cloth dampened with naphtha to reveal any areas where glue still resides.
When you need absolutely flat parts—for door frames or tabletops, for example—always face-joint each part and then run it through the planer.
I never had luck keeping varnish fresh after opening the container.
Everyone who has used a holesaw has struggled to remove the leftover wood plug from the saw.
I’ve found that keeping a simple journal with details of my completed projects helps me avoid giving duplicate gifts, recall important tips on building the project successfully, and dodge any pitfalls I encountered the first time.