November 2, 2016
A sanding block is an essential piece of woodworking equipment, with designs ranging from basic to high-tech. I’ve had good luck with this bandsawn block for many years. It can…
September 29, 2016
When applying finish to a tabletop recently, I discovered a couple of areas of severe tearout I had missed. To remove it with a card scraper or sandpaper would have…
March 30, 2016
From repairs to assembly to finishing, how to get the most from this versatile shop helper
Accidentally glue your fingers together with super glue? Here's what to do.
December 2, 2015
I encounter lots of odd smoothing, trimming, and chamfering tasks that are a challenge for a block plane or a chisel. Also, I don’t like to slow down to sharpen…
November 9, 2015
Wood finishes tend to raise the grain of the wood, lifting tiny whiskers that are rough to the touch. The best way to smooth those fibers back down is wet-sanding.
October 30, 2015
In Part II of our series, you’ll learn how and why you want to follow power-sanding with a sanding block and finer grits, to get the wood ready for a truly perfect finish.
September 30, 2015
Tips for tackling big panels and problem parts
March 25, 2015
When gluing a carved decoration like an ornamental shell to a piece of furniture, excess glue can squeeze out around the edges. It’s messy, hard to remove, and can cause…
We’ve sorted through the formulations to help you choose the right yellow glue for any situation
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