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 make a lot of picture frames, and have always sought a better way to hold them during finish application.
Rubber bands work fine for clamping tiny boxes and frames.
Commercial pocket-hole face clamps work well for parts of the same thickness aligned flush, such as a typical box corner or face frame.
I needed a space-efficient storage solution for all my clamps. I found many plans for roll-around carts but couldn’t justify the loss of usable floor space.
Handsaw with confidence and accuracy using a saw bench that doubles as the sturdiest shop stool you’
I like the brush-mark-free results achieved using rollers to apply finishes.