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!
When a recent project called for drilling holes in acrylic, I turned to my regular twist bits.
For good edge-to-edge glue-ups, it’s important that the clamping pressure be evenly applied across the thickness of the workpiece edges.
At some machines, such as a drill press, bandsaw, lathe, and scrollsaw, fine work requires clearly seeing what you’re doing.
With this jig you can accurately and repeatably cut circles of various diameters, even when months pass between work sessions.
Attach this sliding clamp holder to the bottom of your tablesaw’s extension table to keep bar clamps
Like most woodturners, I cut bowl blanks round on my bandsaw before mounting them on the lathe.
To quickly and accurately position plane irons in a sharpening jig, write down the distance from the iron’s tip to the jig after you sharpen the iron.
I’ve long debated whether to add a permanent tool tray to my workbench.