December 13, 2016
In the conclusion to this video workshop, Mike adds a delicate chamfer and gets the tabletop ready for finish
December 2, 2016
By turning a burr on a standard disposable knife blade and adding a simple maple handle, you get an amazing detail scraper
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
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