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!
While remodeling my front porch, I needed to flush-trim about 150 dowel plugs in screw holes without marring the surrounding surface.
To keep a selection of bits at hand when using my drill driver, I replaced its belt clip with a plastic bit holder that came with a set of bits.
Using PVC pipe for a dust-collection system can create static buildup. Grounding the PVC eliminates the problem, but running ground wire inside the pipe is a pain, especially if you’ve glued the joints together.
For the small projects I build, this swinging fence system for my mitersaw makes repeatable cuts easy. The pivoting arm swings out of the way or can be removed and stored when it’s not needed.
I discovered a quick and easy way to cut small-diameter dowels to length—dog nail clippers.
When I need to use tape I always seem to end up hunting for the right one at the bottom of a drawer.
Finding a place to store my F-clamps was quite the challenge.