Article Index Rob Porcaro

Nov07_Page_40_Image_0001

Upgrade Your Workbench

Simple and ingenious jigs that will unlock the full capacity of your workbench. By Rob Porcaro Pages: 57-61 From the November 2007 issue #165 Buy this issue now The most important tool in my shop is one I never pick up: the workbench. I purchased my bench about 25 years ago, a classic continental-style...

Aug08_Page_48_Image_0001

Making Multiple Through-Mortise-and-Tenon Joints

Wedged mortise-and-tenon joints add visual interest to any casework. By Rob Porcaro Pages: 62-65 From the August 2008 issue #170 Buy this issue now To join partitions or shelves into solid-wood casework, woodworkers have several options. This basic task of connecting the end-grain edge of one board to the face of a second board...

Nov09_Page_53_Image_0002

Jig Journal: Dovetail Markers

These simple shop-made helpers will make marking less of a chore. By Rob Porcaro Page: 64 From the November 2009 issue #179 Buy this issue now Marking out dovetails for hand cutting goes much easier with these helpers. Held in place while hooked over the end of a board, these markers allow you, with...

Feb10_Page_65_Image_0001

Better Vision in the Shop

Proper lighting and vision aids can make a woodworking world of difference. By Rob Porcaro Pages: 63-65 From the February 2010 issue #181 Buy this issue now Woodworking is a visual art. The capabilities of our eyes and visual system, as well as the quality of the conditions in which we use them, are...

Aug_Page_66_Image_0001

End Grain: New Names for Old Tools

Just keep saying 'micron.' By Rob Porcaro Page: 64From the August 2010 issue #184 Buy this issue nowWoodworkers who use hand tools to lay the quality touch on their work know what can be accomplished with these wonderful inventions. Along with skill, supplied of course by you, a good hand tool is an exquisite blend...