May 22, 2018
Most boards end up at nonstandard thicknesses, making it a challenge to find and mark their true center for various tasks. I found the perfect solution in my dowel jig,…
May 8, 2018
It would be easy to think that Andrew's shop is lavishly appointed and just as impressive as the work that comes out of it. Well, is some cases less actually does make more.
May 7, 2018
My friend Louis DeHan was making a decorative box with a top ornament composed of a turned ball held between two small posts. The problem was figuring out how to…
April 27, 2018
I use veneered panels in my work, often with curves, and I have a simple method for shaping the edging to fit the panel precisely. Start by bandsawing both parts…
April 25, 2018
My chopsaw has a limited crosscut capacity compared to sliding models, so I often use an old carpenter’s trick to add 1-1⁄2 in. of crosscut width. By adding two layers…
April 17, 2018
The simplest, most effective solution for gluing multiple boards edge to edge
March 27, 2018
Turn your kitchen table into a workbench with these homemade work-holding wonders
March 20, 2018
8 ideas to make your bench work harder
March 15, 2018
To make precise, clearly visible marks on dark or coarse-grained woods, I lay down a piece of white artist’s tape first, and mark on that. It’s a low-tack tape, similar…
March 9, 2018
Many times, when working with small pieces on a bandsaw, the upper guide hits the fence and can't drop down to where we all know it should be, just above…
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