Tips & Tricks: X-ray vision for turners
One of the challenges of turning hollow pieces is that you can’t see where the tip of the tool is as it is concealed inside the workpiece.
Tips & Tricks: Shop-made spray stand
When I first got my sprayer, I used to improvise, propping up pieces to be finished on all sorts of boxes, horses, and such. Recently I decided to bite the bullet and build a proper turntable.
Tips & Tricks: “Integral” clamp pads
After struggling with trying to keep loose pads in place when using pipe clamps, I hit upon the idea of attaching the pads to the clamps.
Expert Answers: Set up your press for success
I recently added a vacuum bag press to my shop for veneered work, but my panels are coming out slightly warped. How do I make flat panels that stay flat?
Reader Showcase: Issue 113
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Getting Sharp: A craft of challenge and reward
Woodworking is hard. I don’t mean it’s a slog, though sanding can come close. But it’s not the most languid hobby, not if you take it seriously. For starters, woodworking is physically demanding. It takes strength and dexterity just to move planks of wood around your shop. Plus, mistakes can be costly, and therefore the work requires persistent attention to detail. And the more you learn, the more you realize there is more to learn. From sharpening to joinery and sanding to finishing, whole worlds of knowledge await your understanding.
WoodRiver Patternmaker's Carving Vise Video
The WoodRiver® Patternmaker's Carving Vise is a versatile vise designed for holding irregular shaped items.
Porter Cable Laminate Trimmer Overview
Perfect for trimming laminate, forming small edge profiles, and hinge routing applications