You've discovered a great piece of furniture, but the once-shiny finish has seen better days. If you knew what the finish was, it would be easier to remedy its condition. Now, you can find out.
You don't need fancy equipment to turn away from straight lines. In this article, we'll show you how to mark curves and arcs with a trammel, string and pins, compass, flexible curve, and French curve.
This simple method for cutting grooves and rabbets guarantees a perfect fit, even in odd-size plywood, using the blade already in your saw.
In looking for an affordable way to make rock-solid, good-looking, and eminently functional machinery bases, it occurred to me that steel strut channel, used in the building trades for supporting electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems, might be worth trying.
I like the clean cuts I get using zero-clearance wood backer boards bolted to my mitersaw’s fences.
I like to turn salt and pepper mills on my lathe.
Two small pieces of tape applied to every clamp in my shop has made glue-ups go a lot smoother.
When I went to stain my latest project, I didn’t have enough painter’s pyramids to elevate it off my workbench.
I like magnetic tool holders for holding small metal tools that might otherwise end up scattered around the shop.