Sometimes I’ll run into a project plan that calls for a large and expensive round-over bit. Rather than shelling out for a router bit that I might use only once, I turn to PVC pipe for a low-cost solution.
Many turners use only a bench grinder to sharpen their chisels and gouges. I find that I have to do less honing when I use my disc sander with a 320-grit disc instead.
When needing to take off just a little material from a piece of trim that has a mitered or 90° edge, use this simple jig, modeled after a rafter square.
Here in Wyoming, we have quite a bit of beetle-kill pine, making it an inexpensive option for project builds.