Develop Your Shop Skills
Does your claustrophobic shop induce an irrational fear of cutting full sheets of plywood, MDF, hardboard, and melamine? Well, breathe easy -- here are six prescriptions.
Doing everything right but still getting scorch marks from your router bits and tablesaw blades? Try these pointers.
When cutting and shaping petite pieces, regardless of what tool you use, one universal rule applies: Keep your fingers a safe distance from the machine's cutting edges.
Making 2 1/4"-square legs with straight grain on each face traditionally requires thick and expensive riftsawn lumber. However, you can save money and get the same appearance by bevel-ripping plainsawn 3/4" stock and gluing up a leg.
Woodworkers have used bevels for centuries, and with good reason. This simple hand tool transfers and duplicates angles with dead-on precision. In this article, we'll show you how to set the bevel for angles taken off workpieces, full-sized plans, and written instructions.
Our readers have shown us several ways of folding bandsaw blades. Here's how one of them, Werner Zinn of Orlando, Florida, described it.
Plagued by cracks in a piece of old furniture? Unless it's a museum piece, this simple repair might fill the bill.
Don't know a burl from a bow, a jig from a collet? Here s a glossary of some woodworking terms guaranteed to help you sound like a pro.
Attaching hinges, driving threaded inserts and other installation tricks you can accomplish like a professional woodworker.
How do you section and cut your way from an irregular-shaped hunk of wood to stock you can actually use to make something with?
See how WOOD magazine reader, Joe Barbish creates a lip on the fronts of shelves to keep items from sliding off.
Not all lighting is the same. To match finishes perfectly, coordinate your workshop lights with the light where you'll place your project.
It's often the simple fixes that make a shop more enjoyable to work in. Here are some reader submitted tips for you to put to use.
Thinking about designing a chair but struggling with determining the dimensions and angles that will guarantee maximum comfort? Then let us introduce you to the guidelines established by the furniture industries.
Shop-made wood plugs are quick and fun to make and a great way for hiding screw heads. Follow along our process for the keys to this shop technique.
There's no such thing as being to safe in your workshop. Here are several ideas to make your shop safer.
As a woodworker, you may feel slightly lost venturing into the foreign territory of sheet-metal fabrication. Because you'll need to wander in there a little way when you build the cyclone dust collector, we've put together a few pointers to ease your trek.
If your second home is your shop, make your time in it even more enjoyable with these handy shop tips