September 27, 2017
Low-profile clamps and blue tape combine to eliminate buckling during the glue-up.
September 29, 2016
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…
July 29, 2015
Use these simple shop helpers to tackle tricky glue-ups, hold parts at the bench, and more
October 1, 2014
Custom cauls can handle every angle and curve
July 30, 2014
When clamping up an assembly, I use these shopmade protector pads made from 1/2-in.-thick pine and 1/4-in.- thick MDF glued together as shown. In use, the pine part serves as…
June 3, 2014
While gluing wide pine panels recently, I made this fixture to align the edges of the boards and speed things up. It consists of two cleats, 1-1/2 in. thick by…
October 24, 2013
Squaring up a carcase side or frame-and-panel assembly during glue-up can be a challenge. To make the process quick and accurate, I made a simple jig from 2x4 stock milled…
October 3, 2013
I recently glued up a panel that was too wide to fit in my crosscut sled or guide easily with my miter gauge. So, to square the panel’s ends, I…
August 1, 2013
Mid-century favorite goes where other doors can’t
June 6, 2013
Keep the right stuff on hand and get better results
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