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!
I have a lot of fasteners and other hardware stashed in low-cost plastic bins.
The slightest clamp misalignments can cause edge-glued panels, such as cabinet doors, tabletops, and cutting boards, to shift during glue-up.
Sure, you can buy plastic painter pyramids for supporting workpieces while finish dries on both sides, but I’d rather save that money and spend it on wood.
I recently needed to laminate small pieces of 3⁄4 " stock to create turning blanks for ball feet. Keeping the glued pieces from sliding out of alignment as I applied clamping pressure proved a challenge, of course.
Tools become easy to find and access when you hang them on hooks and nails. But who has enough wall space to hang a shop’s-worth of hand tools?
Tired of seeing only debris find its way into the tight space under the tables on either side of my mitersaw, I vowed to make better use of that area.