Bow Shelves

Delicate ‘hyperparabolas’ hang on a curve – then hang ‘magically’ on the wall. When I saw a photo of a set of three rectangular shelves supported by a bow near each end, my reaction was that the [...]

Did Your Finish Turn to Gel? Get Bloxygen

Adding finish to a project is one of the most rewarding parts of building something. As I’ve been finishing up the trim work in my kitchen remodel (lots of cherry), I was reminded of just how [...]

21st-Century Workbench

This hybrid design holds work any which way you want it to. Good design is little more than selective thievery. This workbench is a good example of that. A combination of features from several [...]

Super-Accurate Tablesaw Tilt

Super-Accurate Tablesaw Tilt Tablesaw tilt gauges are inherently inaccurate. After all, the degree lines are usually at least 1/16″ wide. I use a digital angle gauge instead, which is [...]

Dispatch from Amazônia

Woodworker and designer Cristiane Martins has a thing for puzzles, and her journey to fine marquetry is a culmination of the pieces she has picked up along her path. Born in Belém do Pará, in the [...]

Happy Feet

Tool: Ergo-Foam Anti-Fatigue Floor Mat Manufacturer: GelPro MSRP: $80+ If your shop has a concrete floor, you know how uncomfortable it is to stand on a hard surface all day. Your feet are sore [...]

Tablesawn Glass-Panel Doors

Make see-through doors in 6 easy steps. Here’s a nifty way to make frame-and-panel door frames with built-in rabbets for glass. The offset shoulders on the stiles and rails make the joinery look [...]

Anti-Racking Credit Cards

Have you ever clamped a part in one side of a vise, only to find that the piece slips? If you had looked at the vise’s front jaw, you probably would have noticed that it was skewed,  pinching [...]

Beadlock Pro Joinery Kit

b Tool: Beadlock Pro Manufacturer: Rockler MSRP: $149.99 I looked to the Beadlock Pro recently when I found myself needing four loose-tenon joints for a project – I wanted an economic but quick [...]

Tailstock Parking Spot

When I turn hollow vessels, I have to remove my lathe’s tailstock to install a support for the hollowing tool. When I’m done hollowing, I have to re-mount the tailstock to finish the turning. [...]

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