October 19, 2016
Bench puppies—shopmade jaws that slip into the dogholes in a workbench and tail vise to clamp a workpiece on edge—are as simple as they are ingenious.
September 29, 2016
When a splintered edge grows to a dagger, well beyond what can be easily rounded over, it can be hard to glue back down, mainly because it’s hard to get…
What clamps to have and why you should have them
Expert tips and tricks for cleaning up glue
Clamping squares aren’t a new idea, but this is my favorite design for them. When I’m assembling a cabinet, I use these simple plywood braces and spring clamps to ensure…
September 28, 2016
It doesn't take expensive clamps and lots of cauls to make sure you have flat panels. Ben Strano show you how easy it is to control your glue-ups with basic…
June 1, 2016
When I reach for my glue bottle, I don’t like having to shake it and wait for the glue to drip down to the tip. So I keep the bottles…
March 30, 2016
From repairs to assembly to finishing, how to get the most from this versatile shop helper
September 30, 2015
A one-part glue that spreads easily, has a long open time, and dries quickly
July 29, 2015
Use these simple shop helpers to tackle tricky glue-ups, hold parts at the bench, and more
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