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!
Like most folks, I generally sand pocket-hole plugs flush with the surrounding surface after gluing them in.
When cutting identical cabinet parts from multiple sheet goods, I use a wood straightedge to guide the portable circ saw.
Lots of things, including wood scraps, work great for cushioning steel clamp jaws from delicate workpieces.
Removing the plug from a holesaw can be a real chore.
Because my shop has several dust-producing machines close to each other, space for, and access to, individual dust-collection blast gates proved problematic.
It’s easy to machine shelves and dadoes that fit just a bit too tight.
I use a lot of templates and specialized fences for box-making, all of them secured with double-faced tape.
My granddaughter and I make lots of scrollsawn puzzles.