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!
I’ve never had much success hand-chopping mortises, so I tried removing the bulk of the waste with a biscuit joiner.
Typical mass-produced wheels look okay on many toys, but if you want wheels that look more like the real thing, try this.
I recently needed to reduce the end of a 2" PVC pipe to fit into my vac’s exhaust hole.
Turned vessels look interesting when they combine round, lathe-turned areas with sawn flat cuts. Here’s one way to get that look.
After becoming frustrated with cleaning glue that oozed out from around the inlays, I solved the problem by making a slight modification to the inlays.
Most tablesaw tenoning jigs ride along the saw’s fence, but you’ll get smoother, more-accurate results using this jig in conjunction with a crosscut sled.
Guiding a router steadily along a straightedge can be a tricky task when the router wants to wander away.
I teach shop to nearly 200 middle-school students; favorite projects include small mitered jewelry boxes and picture frames.