Mobile Assembly Table

Storage and utility in just the right size. It’s often said that a shop layout is never truly complete. While that may be true, I have discovered a valuable asset in my shop that can move and [...]

Benchtop Dust Collection

Tool: Benchtop DC Personal Dust Collector Shop Now  Manufacturer: Oneida MSRP: $599 Dust really is the bane of the power tool woodworker. It’s also hazardous, especially if you [...]

Jointing with a Planer

Jointing with a Planer I across some wonderful oak boards for a small table I wanted to build. The problem was the boards were too wide for my jointer, and I didn’t want to rip them any narrower. [...]

Festool TID 18 and T18+3-E Review

Tool: TID 18 impact driver Buy Now T18+3-E drill/driver (non swappable collet) Buy Now Combo Pack Buy Now  Manufacturer: Festool MSRP: Starting at $199 for bare tool [...]

Mill Brass & Aluminum with a CNC Router

Add a new dimension to your woodworking skills. With the right techniques and tooling your CNC router can mill brass and aluminum with dependability, accuracy and consistency. Milling these [...]

Garrett Wade 45th Anniversary Set Review

Hand Tool Starter Kit Tool: 45th Anniversary Set of Three Woodworking Tools Buy Now Manufacturer: Garrett Wade MSRP: $253 For a long time, there were really only a couple options to get [...]

X-Carve Pro Review

Compact CNC with Pro Features Tool: X-Carve Pro Buy Now Manufacturer: Inventables MSRP: $9, 995(4×2)  $11,995 (4×4) Inventables made a big splash with their affordable [...]

Better Winding Sticks

Winding sticks are very useful for gauging twist in a board, but they’re difficult to read. My improved version of these time-tested helpers makes the twist stand out. I start with a pair of [...]

Milling Your Own Lumber

Whether a hobby or a small business, it’s a woodworker’s dream job. As a craftsman, I’ve always enjoyed building stuff. But the pivotal point that led me into woodworking [...]

Hanging Your Cordless Drills

While building this little station to organize my cordless-drill paraphernalia, I discovered that bicycle hooks make great drill holders. Mounting the station on the wall saves valuable benchtop [...]

Seeking Comfort

Seeking Comfort This year hasn’t been easy. There have been times I’ve really identified with Bill Murray’s character in Groundhog’s Day, doing the same things over and over again, with no real [...]

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