You don’t need artistic talent to etch a nifty nameplate.What you need is ferric chloride.
Simple plans you can use to build urns for indigent veterans
Three-way-miter-joint parts flow into a delicate point at the corners.
No matter the size of your shop, you’ll enjoy the benefits of having a piped network of compressed air.
Building a project from reclaimed lumber creates a piece with instant character, not to mention the green benefits of salvaging some wonderful material. But freshly cut edges and ends lack that time-worn patina and stick out like a sore thumb. With a little trial and error, plus a mix of finishing techniques, you can have your reclaimed-lumber projects looking good as old.
To demonstrate, we built the chairside chest from issue 229 (November 2014) using pine shelving rescued from a shut-down, century-old shoe store.
Virtually every cabinet you build uses rabbet joinery somewhere: for lock-rabbet drawers, on inset doors, as a recess to house the back of a bookcase. A rabbeting router bit helps you make them all.
3 ways to keep screws hidden away and under cover
Building your own shop cabinets isn’t rocket science.
The router table may be your most versatile tool, and here’s proof: three useful and easy-to-set-up joints made with inexpensive bits.
This simple technique creates an eye-popping optical illusion.