- Video: Setting the Blade in a Wood Plane
A few light, well-placed taps with a hammer guarantee that a handmade plane will perform like a thoroughbred
- Make a Chisel Handle
Create a custom handle for your socket chisel in ten steps and practice basic hand tool use along the way
- All About Making Shop Tools
- Video: The Best Ways to Hold Down Your Work
Learn a variety of ways to secure a workpiece for handplaning
- How to Make a Mallet
Make a stout woodworking mallet with an oversize head. You'll use it for any number of tasks, from cleaning out a mortise or chopping dovetails to delicate detail ...
- Foolproof Crosscut Sleds
The secret to precise, repeatable crosscuts on the tablesaw, the crosscut sled has always been a bit tricky to make. For starters, you need the runners to fit the ...
- Soup Up Your Crosscut Sled
Crosscutting furniture parts to length seems like an easy job, but small inaccuracies can lead to complications like openings that aren’t square or joints that ...
- Make Your Own Hardware
The perfect brass hardware for your handmade cabinet may not come from a hardware supplier. You can learn to make your own brass pulls, and you don't need expensive ...
- Q & A: Reseating a Socket Chisel Handle
- Q & A: Replacing Gouge Handles
- Video: Antique Tools are Modern Made
Tool makers reproduce 18th century handsaws, plans, and marking tools for the historic trade shops at Colonial Williamsburg
- Q & A: A Shopmade Slicing Gauge
- Get a Handle on Your Chisels
There are premium chisels out there at flea markets, estate sales, and auctions--provided you know how to make your own handles. Bob Smalser demonstrates how to ...
- Build a Simple Crosscut Sled for the Tablesaw
Woodworking goes better when angles are precise, true, and consistent. Gary Rogowski's tablesaw crosscut sled can help ensure this result. He uses the jig to produce ...
- Woodworker's Guide to Steel
The strength of steel and its ability to retain a sharp edge are largely dependent on its microstructure. Woodworking cutting tools present a special challenge, ...