June 13, 2019
The kerf left by a Western-style handsaw, located in the center of the dovetail waste, makes it easier to chop out between narrow pins.
June 4, 2019
Mary May takes a look at the handy 14-pocket tool roll
May 29, 2019
Whether you're checking for twist in a board, a glued-up assembly, or a specific joint, there's nothing like a pair of winding sticks for a simple, foolproof method
May 2, 2019
The Caleb James Spokeshave is a throwback to a traditional wooden-bodied tool that functions differently than most other spokeshaves available today. There’s a slight curve to the sole, and the blade…
April 25, 2019
The handle of Bessy's new F-style clamp, the GearKlamp, is on its metal rail, allowing you to use the tool in tight spaces. A series of plastic gears rotates the…
April 18, 2019
For extra grip while planing, against a stop, woodworkers have traditionally used toothed, metal hardware that bites into a board’s end grain. Conventional stops are either metal versions mortised into the…
April 15, 2019
With a good, sharp saw, it’s faster and easier than you may think
April 2, 2019
A few key techniques handle every letter in the alphabet
April 1, 2019
When arthritis started making it harder to tighten and loosen clamps, I bored a 3⁄8-in.-dia. hole through the wooden handle of every clamp I own. Now I just insert a…
March 22, 2019
Antique tool dealer Josh Clark shows you what to look for when buying old, rusty handsaws
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