Online extras from FWW issue #286 Video: Shop Tours We visit shops all over the country and take our members along for the ride. From tool selection and layout to…
While he might pine for more space and better dust collection, editor Mike Pekovich's far-less-than-perfect shop suits him just fine.
Bob Van Dyke demonstrates how to properly use a shoulder plane: checking for square, honing the blade, inserting and adjusting the blade, and using the plane to adjust tenons, clean up rabbets, and refine moldings, among other tasks.
Big miter saw cuts accurately
Festool STM 1800 Mobile Sawing Table; Hedgehog Featherboard HH-30; JWS-10 variable speed wet sharpener by Jet.
In her restored log building, Karen McBride finds inspiration from her vintage machines and the old furniture that she has adapted and repurposed for workshop use.
Chris Schwarz has worked out of his tool chests for decades, and finds them to be the perfect combination of protection, access, and flexibility.
Mike Pekovich has a sled for each job: a sled for cutting dovetails, one with a sliding fence for box joints, a sled with a lower fence and stops for cutting dadoes, one with a tall fence for cutting tenons, and a dedicated sled for mitered boxes.
Models tested are: Grizzly G0785, Rikon 60-101, Rockler Dust Right 650 CFM, Rocker Dust Right 1250 CFM, Shop Fox W1844, Shop Fox W1826.
From combination squares to handsaws to bench chisels and waterstones, we survey the hand tools that got the best reviews in head-to-head tests over the past 20 years. Use these to compile your tool kit, and you won't go wrong.
Steve Fikar's space-saving mobile support can handle big jobs, too.
Dawson Moore's spoon mule clamps workpieces low and from the sides, making it perfect for narrow parts, spoon bowls, and other workpieces.
After a career as a commercial furniture designer and maker, the man who brought Gorilla Glue to the U.S. market finds fulfillment again as a simple woodworker.
This wide table has an integrated dust-collection box and two vacuum slots through the top.
Clamp them anywhere and move them whenever you want.
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