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.
In my small shop, the tablesaw top doubles as an assembly and finishing surface.
I grew tired of wrapping power cords around their tools only to have them unravel.
When sanding turned objects, I used to bungee-cord the end of a shop-vacuum hose to the lathe.