Learn how to keep your wood shop tools and accessories in working order. Find out about sharpening, rust removal & prevention, power tool maintenance, and much more.
Sharpening chisels and plane irons is like working out at the gym: You know you should do it, but getting started can seem daunting.
If cleaning your saw blades and router bits sits near the bottom of your "to-do" list, you may be shortening the life of your carbide cutters. We tested eight products and several home remedies to see which work fastest and safest.
No matter what Old Man Winter brings in the months ahead, your shop will be warm and comfortable with one of the practical solutions offered here.
A high-volume, low-pressure (HVLP) spray gun makes applying a finish easier than ever. Follow these simple procedures and keep that gun performing like new for years to come.
I use and store my water stones and grinder wheels in our heated basement. Can I use nontoxic antifreeze instead of water and allow them to soak in my unheated garage?
I’ve been told that applying paraffin wax to the elevation screws on my planer will make it easier to raise and lower. What are some other situations where paraffin might be useful?
My shop is insulated and has a wood-burning stove, but I won’t be able to consistently tend it. How will these temperature shifts affect my woodworking?
The chisels on my hollow-chisel mortiser have dulled. Because the bevel is on the inside, I’m not sure how to sharpen them. Can you offer advice?