Porter-Cable 6-Amp Power Planer

Tool: 6-Amp Power Planer Shop Now  Manufacturer: Porter-Cable MSRP: $69.98 Say you’ve got a huge, uneven roughsawn board. It would make a fantastic top for a coffee table, but how are you [...]

Longworth Chuck

This jig helps you easily reverse your work for base turning. Properly finished bowls never reveal how the turner mounted them. However, traditional methods for reversing a bowl to turn the base [...]

Venetian-blind Vise Spacer

Venetian blinds purchased from a home center come in a variety of standard sizes. They are cut to the correct width by the retailer, but to adjust the height you remove a number of the slats at [...]

Woodworking in America: Richie Robinson

We’re interviewing makers from all 50 states. Today we’re featuring Richie Robinson, a grad student from Hawaii. How did you get started woodworking? Who were your mentors? I can’t recall exactly [...]

Precision and Power in a Handheld Grinder

You can tell when you’re holding a good tool in your hands. The way it feels, the way it responds, the way it does everything you ask it to. There’s another dimension to a good tool, though: how [...]

Building the Maker Workstation Base

One Workstation. Two Bases to Choose From The Maker Workstation Overview • Building The Top • Building The Base • Furniture & Accessories • CNC Instructions When designing the maker [...]

Circular-Saw Depth Gauge

Setting the depth-of-cut on my circular saw was awkward at best before I made this handy gauge. It’s just a thick block of wood with 1/4″ wide slots cut at precise, incremental depths. I [...]

Set ‘Em Up, Knock ‘Em Down

Tool: Sawhorse Supports Shop Now  Manufacturer: Rockler MSRP: $17.99 An extra work surface is always handy in the shop. We’ve all thrown a large piece of plywood down on a couple of [...]

My Benchtop Shop

My shop is in a single car garage bay that occupies approximately 10ft x 20ft (~3m x 6m). I designed my layout to be mover-friendly, while preventing many of the limitations that often come with [...]

Instant Rosewood

I like to use purpleheart pen blanks because they’re less expensive than other exotic hardwoods. Recently, I stumbled on a cool trick. I discovered that I could cause the wood to overheat and [...]

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