When hollowing a natural-edge bowl on a lathe, the bowl’s jagged edges turn into a blur, making it difficult to know when your hands are getting too close.
Many bandsaw resaw jigs require screwing or hot-gluing the log to the sled to hold it steady during a cut.
When building my kids a treehouse, I ran into a snag.
I make quite a few cutting boards, and have found that the final glue-up can be frustrating, particularly using tippy pipe clamps while trying to keep all the parts square and aligned.
In my small shop, fixed supports on both sides of the mitersaw would have taken up more space than I have available.
When reaching the later stages of a project, I protect it from scratches or marring by tossing a carpet remnant.
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.