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!
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.
Looking for a way to store tape measures and other tools that have a belt or pocket clip, I came up with an inexpensive wall-mounted rack.