Author Archives: Nick Engler


The Way Wood Works

Wood is a cantankerous substance; there's no two ways about it. Here are the basics to understanding how wood moves and how to deal with its peculiarities.

Microadjustable Support Stand

My grandfather used to call them “dead men” — T-shaped stands that he placed outboard of a tool or a workbench for additional support. They were the extra hands he needed to manage large workpieces — when I wasn’t around, that is.