Jet’s new 14" bandsaw enters a tool category with a large number of competitive models. But this saw has some innovative features that woodworkers will appreciate, especially with regard to heavy-duty resawing. For starters, there’s just over 13" of resaw height, and the saw can accept 3/4" blades.
Traditional F-style clamps are a fixture in most woodshops for good reason. Thanks to their stone-simple design, these clamps reliably deliver pressure wherever it’s needed—most of the time. Whether you own a few clamps, or your collection numbers in the dozens, odds are good that you’ve encountered a few situations where the handle got in the way.
It’s a joy to use a chisel with a razor-sharp edge, and a tragedy when a perfect edge gets ruined by an accidental drop or ding. WoodRiver chisel guards provide cheap insurance against damage. For less than ten bucks, you get a set of ten guards that will fit chisels from 1/8" to 1-1/4". These flexible silicone guards will fit and tenaciously grip a range of different chisel shapes, unlike hard plastic chisel guards. If you hate regrinding chisels as much as I do, you’ll appreciate these top-notch tips.
You might call it a thingamajig or a doohickey, but to the Patriot Woodworker members, it’s a “What’s It.” This free online community, which emphasizes sharing and learning about woodworking, hosts a monthly “What’s It” contest in which members take guesses at identifying obscure items.
If you have unlimited storage for your projects and supplies, this article is not for you. But if you are like the rest of us, it doesn’t take long to quickly fill up your work area which in turn leads to frustration and less productivity. Here are a few tips to keep clutter to a minimum.
Idaho woodturner Nick Beahm and his family are enjoying the benefits of having a third, larger lathe for their projects after he won the Penturner’s Rendezvous Grand Prize donated by Woodcraft.