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!
With this simple jig made of a few scraps of wood including 1⁄4 " plywood and 5⁄8 " birch dowel, as well as two rare-earth magnets, you can use your smart phone to accurately set the angle of your tablesaw blade.
To extend the longevity of stored paints, stains, and varnishes, I keep their can rims as clean as possible.
Most every board requires flattening on one side before planing it to thickness.
I often drill and tap wood, MDF, and plywood for holding bolts, screws, and threaded inserts.
I like to decorate projects with inlays. There’s just one problem with that process: removing the inlay from the routed depression after dry-fitting can easily damage the edges of the inlay and the depression.
Because of the difficulty in seeing and reaching items on my cabinets’ highest shelves, I wasn’t storing much up there.
Many bandsaws have small knobs for securing guide blocks and thrust bearings.