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 6, 2019
Start with a square stick, chamfer it to an octagon, use a pencil sharpener, and presto! You have tight-fitting plugs.
May 28, 2019
Click here to enlarge. This simple bit of math helps me quickly figure out the right length for any mitered picture-frame molding, based on the art or mat that goes…
May 22, 2019
Click here to enlarge. This simple but effective push stick stores in the bandsaw’s miter slot—out of the way yet close at hand. A small rare-earth magnet keeps it from…
May 13, 2019
Using the back edge of the bandsaw blade to pivot through curves leads to less waste and more accurate cuts
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…
May 6, 2019
Adjustable work support is a versatile, sturdy shop helper
April 18, 2019
Like a lot of woodworkers, I prefer to keep my workbench out in the open, away from the wall, so I can access it from all sides. To keep my…
April 1, 2019
I’ve tried hand-cutting mortises, but I find that I get a much cleaner and more accurate slot using a router template and guide bushing. In the past, I created separate…
If you’re like me, you come across lumber deals that are just too good to pass up. Rather than store this valuable stock on the concrete floor, where it will…
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