Learn tips and tricks that make your shop time more productive. Find out how to get the most out of hand tools and power tools, including your router and table saw. See tips on finishing, gluing, clamping, sharpening, layout, and more!
New spin on cleaning 3⁄4" roller covers
I like the brush-mark-free results achieved using rollers to apply finishes.
Shave a whisker with this simple belt-sander jig
When needing to take off just a little material from a piece of trim that has a mitered or 90° edge, use this simple jig, modeled after a Speed Square.
Treat your picture frames to a biscuit for reinforcement
Picture frames benefit greatly from reinforcement at the mitered corners.
Most bandsaw tables provide little support for long workpieces.
After 20 years of daily use, the drawers in our bedroom chest began to creep forward when another drawer was closed, due to trapped air trying to escape.
After installing tongue-and-groove hardwood flooring in two rooms I was left with a lot of scraps that came in handy for making a renewable, zero-clearance, router-table fence system.
I used to struggle gluing up flat panels.
Not all miter gauges are the same.
Hand planes remove excess material and shape wood without creating a great deal of noise or dust.