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!
After installing laminate flooring in my house, I discovered that the leftover scraps make great blanks for router templates.
I needed a large turntable for applying finish to furniture projects, so I made one using inexpensive, commonly available materials.
To keep my drill-bit stop collars organized, I drilled two 5⁄32 " holes in a 3⁄4 "-thick scrap wood block, one of them only 1⁄2 " deep.
In my modelmaking, I’ve found a full-size tablesaw to be more tool than the job needs.
Using pegboard for drawer bottoms makes it a cinch to add dividers for easier organization of the drawer contents.
After dropping a workpiece through the opening in my bench vise for the umpteenth time, I made a support board that rests on the guide rails.
I use luggage tags with strings to help me organize my bandsaw blades.