Workshop Tips: Overhead Lumber Rack

If you work in a shop with limited floor space, this overhead lumber rack can be a lifesaver. Inexpensive and quick to assemble, this easy project helps you make the most of your space.

Recipe for Resawing

Recipe for Resawing by Dave Munkittrick For a woodworker, few things are more satisfying than resawing thin sheets of veneer off of a large block of wood or slicing a beautiful board in half to [...]

How to Master Your Brad Nailer

Make your brad nailer safer and easier to use with these tips. From avoiding the blowout curse to making your nailer last longer, it’s surprisingly simple to get more out of this tool.

French Polishing

French polish adds extraordinary depth to gorgeous wood. This finish is perfect for bowls, vessels, lamps and other turnings that aren’t handled often or are exposed to moisture, alcohol or heat.

15 Tips for Sharpening

Hand tools are a pleasure to use–if they’re sharp. Brush up on your sharpening knowledge and get the most out of your tools.

Treasured Wood Jewelry Box

This jewelry box is the perfect project to showcase that small piece of wood you’ve been saving to be the centerpiece of something special.

Photo Frames by the Dozen

Two jigs let you crank them out flawlessly! By Randy Johnson Everyone I know has a drawer stuffed with photos that are waiting to be framed. What often keeps us from getting those treasures up on [...]

Vertical Drilling Jig

I came up with this slick way to drill a large, straight hole in the end of a post. It works great and makes good use of my tall floor-mounted drill press. To make the jig, I first swung my …

Q&A: Planing Without Jointing

Normally, a planer can’t take the twist out of a board; it merely makes the top side parallel to the bottom. To get a board flat without a jointer, fool the planer into thinking the bottom of [...]

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