Hanging a Hatchet Handle

 Knowing how to hang a new handle on a hammer or an axe opens up numerous opportunities to restore your old tools and allows you to bring back to active duty eBay and flea market-bought heads of [...]

Optimize a Spray Gun

A simple test reveals ideal pressure for atomization. Spray guns can run off a compressor or a turbine. With turbines the air pressure is established by the number of “stages,” usually two, three [...]

Paint Mixer from Broken Caulking Gun

When I needed to mix two different paint colors to create a new one, I came up with the idea of removing the rod from my broken caulking gun and mounting it in my drill to serve as a paint …

Build a Veneered Chessboard

It’s easy to create a veneered chessboard with an inlay accent, using a minimal number of tools. Project #2306 • Skill Level: Intermediate • Time: 2 Days • Cost: $125 Online Extra: Download the [...]

10 Great Woodworking Gifts for Dad 2024

If your Dad is a woodworker, then this is the perfect Father’s Day gift guide to help you shop. He’ll love anything you get for him on this list. Looking to build something for your [...]

Hot Pipe Bending

Shape wood with a propane torch. Here’s a simple, but effective way to bend thin stock (1/4″ thick or less). The only tools you need are a length of 1-1/2″ galvanized pipe, a propane [...]

Make Your Own Stain Marker

Finding a felt-tip marker or touch-up stick that actually matches the color of your project is a real crapshoot. What if you could make your own, using your own stain? You can, using the Perfect [...]

My Comfortable Shop

Woodworking with all the comforts of home. One glance in my shop reveals an unusual device—a reclining chair. But don’t get the wrong idea; things do get done here. It’s just that my 70-year-old [...]

Shaker-Style Shop Cabinet

Every shop can use more storage. This set of cabinets looks as good in the shop as they would in the home. Project #2411 • Skill Level: Intermediate • Time: 4 Days • Cost: $1000 Get full details [...]

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