June 4, 2020
One reader asks Chris Becksvoort if sanding too fine will interfere with finishing.
May 18, 2020
Don't let gnarly grain stand in your way. Gary Rogowski outlines his strategies for handplaning woods that are prone to tearout.
April 16, 2020
Dowels make it easier to line up disks perfectly and quickly.
March 26, 2020
Gary Rogowski helps you understand every woodworker's enemy, tearout.
January 6, 2020
Keep bags of dust organized by wood species so you can fill gaps and make repairs.
December 31, 2019
Regardless of what Adam Godet threw at Festool’s new Granat Net abrasives, they were more durable, cleaner, and clogged less than conventional sanding disks.
November 4, 2019
Working systematically, Bob Van Dyke demonstrates how to remove mill marks and tearout with a scraper, break sharp edges and corners with a block plane, and sand to an even finish with sandpaper.
August 28, 2019
For Chris Becksvoort, the belt sander is a workhorse for smoothing drawer sides and for flattening the fronts of drawers to cases
August 14, 2019
It may be noisy. It may be dusty. But in a pro shop like Chris Becksvoort's, where time is money, it's hard to beat the belt sander for producing great results quickly.
May 8, 2019
It’s difficult to control long boards when face planing. Benchdogs don’t always work, and a simple end stop doesn’t control long boards well, especially when you skew the plane. This…
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