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 you want a graceful curved-edge tabletop, frame, or opening with a little more flare than a sta
I was recently working on a project that required a centered hole in one end of a 11⁄4 " dowel. Lacking a tool to help me find the center, I resorted to pencil and paper.
Sometimes you need a fine adjustment to the overall width of a stacked dado blade.
While using a hand plane to smooth a wide panel, I needed a long bench stop to keep the workpiece from moving.
I got tired of propping up my tablet with scrapwood to hold the screen at a good viewing angle.
When machining cope-and-stick joints on a router table, the “stick” bit that cuts the profile along the edges of the rails and stiles often causes tear-out.
After installing a shelf over my workbench, I quickly realized there was additional storage potential on the underside of the shelf.
I build a lot of pieces using live-edge slabs. When joining two pieces to make a wide panel, I orient the live edges to the outside. But this presents a clamping problem during glue-up.