LVL: The Ultimate ‘Uglystick?’

The more I work with laminated veneer lumber (LVL), the more I like it. Unlike using standard construction pine, the LVL doesn’t move around on you like solid wood. As a result, it is easy [...]

Card Table Hump Day

With a six-day class at Kelly Mehler’s School of Woodworking, Wednesday means we’ve just ended the third day , the hump day. Photos may not adequately show the progress, but it is [...]

RADIATOR COVER

RADIATOR COVER MADE FROM 18 MM MDF AND HARDBOARD. HARDBOARD WAS PRE BOUGHT DUE TO PATTERN BEING STAMPED OUT ON A MACHINE BED.RADIATOR COVER WAS PRIMED UNDERCOATED AND RADIATOR GLOSS PAINT [...]

Week Three on the Road

If you’ve been playing along at home, you’ll know that this is week number three , of the last four , that I’ve been on the road. Four weeks ago was the infamous [...]

THE PALLET BOOKCASE

AS I HAVE DENAILED A FEW MORE PALLETS,HAVE MADE THIS BOOKCASE AS I HAVE ALOT OF BOOKS THAT NEED A HOME.THIS IS OILED WITH BOILED LINSEED,AS ITS EASY TO WIPE CLEAN IF DUST ACCUMALATES OVER THE [...]

Place Hardware So it Looks Right

There is precious little information out there about placing your hardware so it doesn’t look awkward. My theory: Woodworking writers get so worn out by the time that they reach the end of [...]

Sharp Shootin’ Shiraz

You’d think running Grizzly Industrial, the wood- and metal-working machinery company, would be enough to keep its owner, Shiraz Balolia busy. After all, he’s a “hands-on” [...]

No More Tipping Trim Router

  Trim routers are great tools, but the base is so narrow that they have the tendancy to tip over when milling edges. While one hand holds the router itself and steers, there is not much [...]

The Best Dogs Are Mutts

It’s easy to get carried away with the things we need for woodworking. We don’t have to look far to find someone with a better mousetrap for sale. I did a quick Google search on bench [...]

Bound Up On the Topic of Glue

I have never used the right amount of glue , well that’s the way everyone else sees it. Whenever Publisher Steve Shanesy comes in while I’m gluing, he’s bound to make a comment [...]

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